Mike D and Ad Rock, along with Rage Against the Machine
's Tom Morello, calling on the phone from Japan, announced on Tuesday's edition of TRL
that the two bands would head out on the road together this summer. The outing, to be called the Rhyme & Reason Tour 2000, kicks off August 2 in Toronto and extends through mid-September in California.
Both bands skirted questions as to who would be the headlining act for the thirty-city tour. "It'll kinda be like a Broadway musical," Mike D said. "We'll all come out and hold hands, not unlike Riverdance
. It'll be one big musical revue."
"We've played shows together in the past," Morello said, "and so this idea is long overdue . . . It's going to be the funkiest, most rockin' tour of all time . . . You got your conscious music and your shockingly fat jams colliding right and left." Special guests will be on hand in each city to provide said jams, Morello said, such as Green Day
, Busta Rhymes
, Rah Digga
and At the Drive-In.
Information about advance online ticket sales will be available at both Rage and Beastie Web sites, www.ratm.com
, respectively. Early dates will go on sale July 8.
Initial tour dates for Rhyme & Reason 2000:
8/2: Toronto, ONT, Molson Park
8/4: Buffalo, NY, Darien Lakes Amphitheater
8/5: Washington, D.C., RFK Stadium
8/7: Burgettstown, PA, Star Lake Amphitheater
8/9: East Rutherford, NJ, Giants Stadium
8/11: Hartford, CN, Meadows
8/12: Foxboro, MA, Foxboro Stadium
8/16: Tinley Park, IL, The World
8/18: Columbus, OH, Polaris Amphitheater
8/19: Detroit, MI, Silverdome
8/21: Indianapolis, IN, Deer Creek Amphitheater
9/7: Phoenix, AZ, Blockbuster Desert Sky Pavilion
9/16: Los Angeles, CA, TBD
Written by JENNIFER VINEYARD for RollingStone.com News