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Do you think they're doing a world tour just because it conveniently fit into their calendar?It's an election year, and a big one.

If you tire of Rage Against the Machine being political, then you really haven't been paying attention for the last 28 years.
oh I know who rage is. Like I said though, I have seen them play a show where not much talk happened and another where they would not shut up and the crowd kind of died. The Cypress Hill show was the last one I saw and they kind of stopped the political speech crap on that one.
 

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I want to say @jbindm has seen Iron & Wine a couple times? I know someone gave me a review before I saw him and I think it was him
That sounds like me. Thursday will be something like the sixth or seventh time I've seen him. And out of all those times he's only been flat out bad once. The best I ever saw him was when he played with a big backing band at Hoyt Sherman several years ago. So sometimes a collaboration is the best thing for him; livens him up a bit. His solo shows are also good but I'll admit they can be a little drowsy. I'm not sure what to expect from him and Calexico but it should be good. It's all gravy for me at this point. Every song of his I've ever wanted to hear live he's done at a show I've been at. When he opened with Upward Over the Mountain at Red Rocks I was in tears.
 

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That sounds like me. Thursday will be something like the sixth or seventh time I've seen him. And out of all those times he's only been flat out bad once. The best I ever saw him was when he played with a big backing band at Hoyt Sherman several years ago. So sometimes a collaboration is the best thing for him; livens him up a bit. His solo shows are also good but I'll admit they can be a little drowsy. I'm not sure what to expect from him and Calexico but it should be good. It's all gravy for me at this point. Every song of his I've ever wanted to hear live he's done at a show I've been at. When he opened with Upward Over the Mountain at Red Rocks I was in tears.
I've been checking out playlists for their shows - it looks like mostly the recent combo album, and then just a few songs from each artist?

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron...0/ryman-auditorium-nashville-tn-3b983850.html
 
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Those Rage Tickets are not cheap.
I'm going to see them at Alpine Valley in the GA section, and it was still $90.
Probably worth it, though. Especially if they're a bucket list item for you as a music fan. If you don't go this time around then who knows if or when they'll ever be on tour again.

I guess if they come through again in a year or two and they're officially in a "squeeze every last dollar out of our popularity and relevancy" phase then shame on you for overpaying, but they don't strike me as that type of band. I can't see them ever having a residency in Vegas or any nonsense like that. This feels like a one shot deal or at the very least something that's far from guaranteed to happen again.
 
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I've been checking out playlists for their shows - it looks like mostly the recent combo album, and then just a few songs from each artist?

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron...0/ryman-auditorium-nashville-tn-3b983850.html
So did you enjoy the show? I thought it was just OK. The guys from Calexico were very skilled musicians, but I couldn't understand one word their singer uttered. He was very mumbly. I don't know if there was an encore or not; they were finishing their set around 10:30 and we had to bail for the babysitter's sake.
 
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So did you enjoy the show? I thought it was just OK. The guys from Calexico were very skilled musicians, but I couldn't understand one word their singer uttered. He was very mumbly. I don't know if there was an encore or not; they were finishing their set around 10:30 and we had to bail for the babysitter's sake.
I ended up not going due to the weather. It was a long enough drive in the dark alone (I'm a TERRIBLE night driver) in sub-zero temps, and after looking at the set list and hunting down some YouTubes of their joint shows, it wasn't quite worth it. (The videos I saw reinforce what you've noticed - just not great enunciation.) I'm bummed at not seeing it, but the chance of freezing to death on the side of the road was too daunting.
 

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A couple I got on the agenda so far this year...
Murder by Death and amigo the devil At Wooly’s 3/11
Lucas Nelson and Promise for the Real 3/28 at Hoyt
Pears and Single Mothers at Vaudville Mews 4/17
American Aquarium at Wooly’s 7/1
Hinterland 7/31-8/2
Vampire weekend in CR September
 
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Just saw Korn and Breaking Benjamin in CR last weekend.

Glorious Sons just announced Woolys in March.

Have Rage tickets in KC the next weekend.

Guthrie River Ruckus always.

Wilco at Waterworks.