Zack de la Rocha Planning Arizona Protest Concerts

by | Jun 29, 2010

Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is planning a series of protest concerts in July to respond against Arizona’s controversial immigration law.

de la Rocha tells Billboard.com:

“In the coming weeks we are going to be organizing a series of concerts that are respectful of the nature of the boycott in its attempts to isolate the Arizona government but not isolate the people, and especially the organizations that are fighting this on the ground. Many of us have begun to plan concerts that include bands that have signed on the Sound Strike, and make tickets available so that people within Arizona can come and see these concerts as they roll out. These are things that are being set into motion right now – a series of concerts or maybe even one giant concert in late July.”

Nearly 300 artists have signed on to the Arizona boycott including Nine Inch NailsStreet Sweeper Social Club, and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down).

Rage Against The Machine is said to be playing one or more of the concerts.

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