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Rage Against The Machine updates fans on 2020 tour

By Sarah Finnan

May 3, 2020 at 3:00pm

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Rage Against The Machine has updated fans on the status of their upcoming tour - which includes a stop-off at Electric Picnic.

Irish fans went into overdrive earlier this year at the news that Rage Against The Machine would be making a stop off at Stradbally, Co. Laois. Part of their Public Service Announcement tour, the band had been confirmed for a headline slot at Electric Picnic on September 4th.

However, with restrictions on mass gathering in excess of 5,000 people extended until the end of August, there has been some uncertainty over whether the popular Irish festival will go ahead or not.

Making the decision to postpone their upcoming tour, Rage Against The Machine broke the news to fans back in early March - initially only postponing the first leg of their tour. The band have since announced further updates though, revealing that they will be rescheduling the entirety of their planned 2020 reunion tour.

"Rage Against The Machine will commence our tour at such a time when we are confident it will be safe for our fans. The rerouted dates (health and safety permitting) are at RATM.com and your tickets will be honoured for the postponed shows.

During this difficult time, we also respect the fans who want their ticket money back. We've requested and confirmed that, as of this weekend, anyone who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.

We sincerely hope that each one of you and your families and friends stay safe and well and that music is bringing you solace and inspiration. We look forward to seeing you."

It's yet unclear as to how this will affect Electric Picnic but Denis Desmond of MCD says that he remains "optimistic" that the festival will go ahead as planned.

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