First it was the reunion of the Wu-Tang Clan
in 2004. Then it was A Tribe Called Quest
later that year. Now, Rock The Bells will make history again as Rage Against The Machine
announces their plans to perform three exclusive engagements with the critically acclaimed world-class hip-hop festival this summer. The epic line-up will see Rage Against The Machine join Wu-Tang Clan for two dates on the west coast (August 11--NOS Events Center, San Bernardino, CA, August 18--venue TBA, San Francisco) and for Rock The Bells’ inaugural venture into New York City (July 28-- Randall’s Island) for their only scheduled appearance on the eastern seaboard this year. The Wu-Tang Clan will support the release of their forthcoming album 8 Diagrams
Rock The Bells, presented by Guerilla Union since 2003, has established itself as a world-class hip-hop platform by hosting legendary performances by NAS
, A Tribe Called Quest
, Lauryn Hill
and Mos Def
), Cuban Linx, De La Soul
, Busta Rhymes
, Cypress Hill
and Jurassic 5
as well as reuniting Wu-Tang for their last performance with ODB
in 2004. This year, the festival will keep in its tradition and showcase the very best the genre has to offer.
“It’s definitely our fans’ dream billing. It’s a tremendous honor to have Rage Against The Machine and Wu-Tang Clan perform together,” states event organizer Chang Weisberg of Guerilla Union. “I can’t wait to announce the rest of the line-up for Rock the Bells. It’s incredibly important to put some shine on quality Hip Hop. The opportunity to galvanize the social and political consciousness of these groups is undeniable.”
The complete line-up will be announced March 26th and tickets will go on-sale March 31st at 10:00am.