The new rock-rap supergroup Prophets of Rage, featuring members of the politically charged groups Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy, will launch its first tour July 19 in Cleveland. The city will also be hosting the Republican National Convention at that time. Which should be interesting. But the group — which includes Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill — will then embark on a national tour, titled Make America Rage Again, that will come to New Jersey in August, with shows at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden on Aug. 20, and the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Aug. 26.
Morello has described the group as an “elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit.”
A portion of the proceeds from each show will benefit a local homeless charity.
Tickets to both Jersey shows, priced from $30 to $89.50, go on sale June 10 at 10 a.m.; visit livenation.com.
Of interest to Bruce Springsteen fans: Prophets of Rage have no show scheduled for Aug. 25, the day before they perform in Holmdel. And Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford on that day. So a guest appearance by Morello — who joined the E Street Band for tours in 2013 and 2014, and has guested with them on other occasions — would certainly seem to be possible.