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Rage Against the Machine to play anti-war concert for DNC

Special to the Daily/Lisa JohnsonMusical group Rage Against The Machine L to R: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Bob (bass), Brad Wilk (Drums), Zack De La Rocha (vocals). The group will play in Denver on Aug. 27 as part of the Democratic National Convention.

DENVER, Colorado ” Rage Against the Machine will perform at an anti-war music festival during the Democratic National Convention, at a venue about three

miles away.

The politically outspoken rap-rock band said Thursday it will perform at the Tent State Music Festival to End the War on Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum.

Others scheduled to perform are the Denver band The Flobots, The Coup, State

Radio and Wayne Kramer.

Rage Against the Machine also has a concert scheduled Sept. 3 in Minneapolis, during the Republican National Convention in the adjacent city of St. Paul.

The Denver festival is hosted by Tent State University and Iraq Veterans

Against the War. Organizers say about 8,000 tickets will be given away free

by lottery.

Lottery entries will be accepted 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24-26 at downtown

Denver’s Cuernavaca Park, Tent State University’s base for the convention.

Winners will be notified the evening of Aug. 26.

The Democratic National Convention will be Aug. 25-28.

Tent State University describes itself as a college campus-based movement

aimed at ending the Iraq war.

The group originally sought to camp at Denver’s 314-acre City Park during

the convention, but the city said a park curfew would prevent anyone from

staying overnight.

Tent State then decided to move to Cuernavaca Park, which is smaller but

closer to the Pepsi Center, where most of the convention will be held.



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