Calling the upcoming Rage Against the Machine album "highly anticipated" is like calling the Beatles "highly influential." So the band will do a solid for their fans -- who have been frothing at the mouth for a new RATM release for three years -- and stage a few club gigs in the weeks prior to the album's Nov. 2 release.
A show is already scheduled for Oct. 2 at New York City's Roseland Ballroom, and the band expected to add two similarly sized shows before the album bows.
Rage will also play as a headliner at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., on Oct. 9-10, appearing alongside Beck, the Chemical Brothers, Pavement, Perry Farrell, Morrissey and others.
Meanwhile, despite the album's fast approaching release date, the band still haven't settled on a definite title or a director for the video to first single, "Guerilla Radio," which hits airwaves on Oct. 5. Their spokesperson said Rage are expected to choose a title within the next couple of days.
Written by JENNY ELISCU for RollingStone.com News