Tom Morello Of Rage Against The Machine And Tim McIlrath Of Rise Against Bring ‘The Justice Tour’ To Flint’s Machine Shop
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, is embarking on a three day tour to support labor unions in the Midwest. He will be joined by Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath as the duo hits The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan this September.
Tom Morello is best known for his time as axeman for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Lesser known of the prolific guitarist is his solo act, ‘The Nightwatchman‘, where Morello plays mostly acoustic based protest songs. The ‘Union Town’ EP was Morello’s third release under his alter ego, and was comprised of pro-union songs inspired by the vilification of unions by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
It is in this spirit that Morello and Tim McIlrath of Rise Against are embarking on ‘The Justice Tour’, a three date tour to raise proceeds for The Nation Institute. Tom Morello had this to say about the upcoming tour:
“This year’s ‘Justice Tour’ aims to support independent media which is battling the mountain of disinformation and propaganda foisted on the public by right-wing media barons. We will also return to the union battlegrounds of the Midwest to help steel the backbone of workers under siege”
Previously Morello and Tim McIlrath joined in protest of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union bill, McIlrath said of the experience:
“Playing with Tom on the steps of the capitol building in Madison last February was an inspiring experience. I can’t wait to join him again for such an important cause. Media has become a battleground, and we’re out to even the odds.”
Morello goes from acoustic to almost all electric on his third full-length release as The Nightwatchman, ‘World Wide Rebel Songs’, which is due for release August 30th. Rise Against’s latest release ‘Endgame’ is in stores now and you can also catch them on tour with Foo Fighters.
‘The Justice Tour’ Dates:
September 5th – Madison, Wisconsin @ The Barrymore Theatre (All Ages)
September 6th – Cleveland, Ohio Grog Shop (All Ages)
September 7th – Flint, Michigan @ The Machine Shop (18+) $25 tickets on sale 8/3
Here is some footage from the February Wisconsin performance: