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First-Ever Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Welcomes Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, The Prodigy & Many More One-Of-A-Kind Destination Event To Feature Top Music Artists, Art Installations, Comedy Performances & More Incredible Onsite Experiences.

May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio – Tickets On Sale Friday, November 30 At Noon ET

Premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the highly anticipated music and comedy lineup for their new destination event, Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which debuts at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 17, Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019.

Multiplatinum artists Foo Fighters, System Of A Down and Disturbed lead the spectacular and diverse music lineup for Sonic Temple, which will also feature performances from Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, and many other chart-topping and up-and-coming music artists. SiriusXM’s Comedy & Spoken Word Tent will include comedy from Andrew Dice Clay, Pauly Shore, and others, as well as a spoken word set from Henry Rollins. The festival will feature three music stages, premium food and beverage selections, art installations, and enhanced onsite experiences.

General Admission, VIP and Premium VIP tickets, and hotel and camping packages for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival go on sale Friday, November 30 at Noon ET.

System Of A Down’s Shavo Odadjian says, “Although in its inaugural year, Sonic Temple’s pedigree is proven, and its roots are strong; it made total sense for us to be involved. One could argue that it was a long time coming. We’ll see you all in Columbus this May.”

David Draiman of Disturbed says, “We are honored to share the stage with all of our amazingly talented friends and colleagues at the upcoming Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio. Are You Ready?!?!”

The current music lineup for Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is as follows (subject to change): Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Ghost, Halestorm, Lamb of God, Chevelle, Joan Jett And The Blackhearts, The Cult, In This Moment, The Hives, Gojira, The Distillers, Meshuggah, Action Bronson, The Struts, Refused, Killswitch Engage, Parkway Drive, Black Label Society, Beartooth, Scars On Broadway, Architects, Tom Morello, Avatar, Pussy Riot, Bad Wolves, Fever 333, Mark Lanegan Band, Badflower, The Glorious Sons, Issues, Yungblud, H09909, Black Pistol Fire, Scarlxrd, Zeal & Ardor, Basement, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, Wage War, Hands Like Houses, While She Sleeps, Palaye Royale, Movements, Amigo The Devil, The Plot In You, Boston Manor, COUNTERFEIT., Demob Happy, Teenage Wrist, The Pretty Vicious, Black Coffee, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, No1Cares and The Jacks.

The inaugural Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival replaces the long-standing Rock On The Range, America’s largest and most acclaimed rock festival, which routinely sold out over its 12-year span.

Danny Wimmer, founder of Danny Wimmer Presents said, “I am so proud of what we accomplished with Rock On The Range, and with the debut of Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, we’re excited to bring our devoted rock fans and the city of Columbus a one-of-a-kind, world-class event that expands on the festival experience. The idea behind Sonic Temple is walking into something bigger than yourself, where YOU belong, or where you were always meant to be. The crowd is unparalleled, and the energy is electrifying, like going to a place of worship. We want this festival to be a temple of rock n’ roll. We want this to be the ultimate rock experience for the true fans who love the genre as much as we do.”

In addition to performances from top music artists, and various onsite attractions, attendees will enjoy a variety of onsite food and beverage options celebrating local Columbus flavors. Food and beverage options offered on the exterior of the stadium will be provided by Southern Hospitality Concessions LLC, DWP’s affiliate concessionaire. Selections from the following local and regional restaurants will be available: Bonifacio, Buckeye Donuts, BruBrothers Coffee, Chicago’s Dog House, Cousins Maine Lobster, Ena’s Caribbean Kitchen, Hangry City, Mikey’s Late Night Slice, MoMo Ghar, Pie Baby Wood Fired Pizza, Schmidt’s Sausage Haus, Sophie’s Pierogi, Smoked on High BBQ, The Midway Café, and fan favorite Island Noodles.

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Prophets Of Rage 2016 Tour

Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill

We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.
It’s time to take the power back.

Prophets of Rage is Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord.


A portion of the proceeds from each Prophets Of Rage concert will benefit a local charity that works to help the homeless and the hungry.

  1. Aug 19 Fairfax, VAEagleBank Arena
  2. Aug 20 Camden, NJBB&T Pavilion
  3. Aug 21 Mansfield, MAXfinity Center
  4. Aug 23 Montreal, QCCentre Bell
  5. Aug 24 Toronto, ONMolson Canadian Ampitheatre
  6. Aug 27 Brooklyn, NYBarclays Center
  7. Aug 28 Uncasville, CTMohegan Sun
  8. Aug 30 Quebec City, QCCentre Vidéotron
  9. Aug 31 Niagara Falls, NYThe Rapids Theatre
  10. Sep 01 Clarkston, MIDTE Energy Music Theatre
  11. Sep 03 Tinley Park, ILHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  12. Sep 04 St. Louis, MOHollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  13. Sep 05 Kansas City, MOProvidence Medical Center Amphitheatre
  14. Sep 10 Auburn, WAWhite River Amphitheatre
  15. Sep 11 Ridgefield, WASunlight Supply Amphitheatre
  16. Sep 13 Mountain View, CAShoreline Amphitheatre
  17. Sep 15 Los Angeles, CAThe Forum
  18. Sep 17 Phoenix, AZAk-Chin Pavilion
  19. Sep 25 Dallas, TXGexa Energy Pavilion
  20. Sep 27 Nashville, TNBridgestone Arena
  21. Sep 30 St. Augustine, FLSt. Augustine Amphitheatre
  22. Oct 01 Tampa, FLMidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
  23. Oct 02 West Palm Beach, FLPerfect Vodka Amphitheater
  24. Oct 04 Atlanta, GAVerizon Wireless Amphitheater
  25. Oct 05 Cincinnati, OHRiverbend Music Center
  26. Oct 08 Houston, TXCynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
  27. Oct 09 San Antonio, TXAT&T Center
  28. Oct 11 El Paso, TXEl Paso County Coliseum
  29. Oct 14 Las Vegas, NVMandalay Bay Event Center
  30. Oct. 15 Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Prophets of Rage: Inside New RATM, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Supergroup

How Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D and B-Real united for one of the most anticipated groups of the year.

He is describing Prophets of Rage, a new band that brings together members of the guitarist’s old band, Rage Against the Machine, with two of the group’s favorite rappers: Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.

Fans first learned about Prophets of Rage when mysterious posters started popping up around Los Angeles, and a countdown clock was posted on Rage Against the Machine’s Twitter account. Some fans wrongly assumed Rage Against the Machine would be reforming for the first time since a one-off show in 2011, but even without Zack de la Rocha, the group will be playing classics like “Bulls On Parade” and “Killing in the Name” along with tunes by Public Enemy and Cypress Hill.

As of now, they only have one Los Angeles club show on the books, though the group hopes to set out on more shows this summer. We spoke with Chuck D, B-Real and RATM’s Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford about how it all came together.

The Old Days

Wilk: When [the members of Rage Against the Machine] had just met, Zack got us tickets to a Public Enemy concert that was canceled since they were worried about riots. It was a really exciting time in music and we really connected to it. Zack, at the time, was heavily influenced by hip-hop. The first time I heard Cypress Hill was from Zack. He put in the tape in my car and was like, ‘Check this band out.’ I was like, ‘Holy shit! This is fucking awesome.’ Part of Rage’s DNA was turning each other on to other music.

Commerford: I think the fifth show we played as a band was at a college in San Luis Obispo with Public Enemy. We covered Cypress Hill’s “How Could I Just Kill a Man” on the Renegades album. The first Cypress Hill record and It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back were two of the biggest hip-hop influences on Rage Against The Machine.

Chuck D: I remember getting a demo cassette tape of Rage Against The Machine with a match in it. I thought that was interesting. What got me was their combination of rap and hard, aggressive music. It was one of those rare

instances when the planets just lined up right and the alchemy of musical magic and history just poured out. I saw them in concert around then and what I remember most is how wiped out the crowd was afterwards. I had never seen a place destroyed; sweat and blood on the walls. The fucking tables were turned over and rafters pulled down. It was crazy. They’re the Led Zeppelin of our time.

B-Real: I was taken to see Rage by a friend. She took me to a place called Club With No Name. When I heard the music I was totally blown away. I was moshing with the fans in the pit and they happened to see me and they brought me up and we did a song that became “Hand on the Glock” on the Black Sunday record. We became friends and we eventually would take them on one of our first big tours. To me, they were this generation’s Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin. At that point I was listening to nothing but hip-hop, but I started off as a rock fan. They rekindled that spirit inside of me that was laying dormant.

Chuck D: They had a different angst than a lot of the other bands of that time. Politics weren’t really heard in the rock world. It was all, “Boo hoo, I didn’t get my lunch money” or “Dad didn’t buy me a car today, so I’m fucking mad at the world.” That’s bullshit. Rage were talking about some clear-cut things that we knew were worth screaming about.