Evil Empire Tour

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Evil Empire Tour
Tour by Rage Against the Machine
Associated album Evil Empire
Start date January 12, 1996
End date September 21, 1997
Shows 145 (141) - 4 cancelled
Rage Against the Machine concert chronology
1994-1995 Tour Evil Empire Tour
(1996-1997)
The Battle of Los Angeles Tour
(1999-2000)

The Evil Empire Tour is a concert tour by Rage Against the Machine to support their second studio album Evil Empire. The tour started on January 12, 1996 and finished on September 21, 1997. After completing the tour, the band went back into the studio for most of 1998 to write and record their third studio album The Battle of Los Angeles.

Typical setlist[edit]

    • People of the Sun
    • Know Your Enemy
    • Vietnow
    • Bombtrack
    • Without a Face
    • Tire Me
    • Down Rodeo
    • Bullet in the Head
    • Bulls on Parade
    • Killing in the Name
    • Freedom
    • Township Rebellion
  • Half way through 1997, they switched the setlist so Killing in the Name would be last instead of Freedom.
  • 1997 is when they started playing a cover of Bruce Springsteen's, "The Ghost of Tom Joad".
  • "Bulls on Parade" made its live debut at the Sydney Big Day Out

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Australian & New Zealand Leg
January 12, 1996 Wellington New Zealand Wellington Town Hall
January 16, 1996
January 19, 1996 Auckland Big Day Out
January 21, 1996 Gold Coast Australia
January 25, 1996 Sydney
January 27, 1996 Hordern Pavilion
January 28, 1996 Melbourne Big Day Out
January 30, 1996 Palace Theatre
February 2, 1996 Adelaide Big Day Out
February 4, 1996
European Leg I
April 13, 1996 New York City United States Saturday Night Live
April 19, 1996 Los Angeles Dragonfly (Secret Show)
April 20, 1996 Carson Cal State Velodrome
May 2, 1996 Madrid Spain Revolver
May 3, 1996 Festimad
May 4, 1996 Barcelona Paula dels Sports
May 6, 1996 Grenoble France Le Summun
May 7, 1996 Bülach Switzerland Stadthalle
May 8, 1996 Strasbourg France Rhenus
May 9, 1996 Paris Le Zenith
May 11, 1996 London England Brixton Academy
May 12, 1996 Manchester Manchester Apollo
May 12, 1996 Glasgow Scotland Barrowlands
May 16, 1996 Copenhagen Denmark The Grey Hall
May 17, 1996 Stockholm Sweden Solnallen
May 18, 1996 Oslo Norway Sentrum
May 20, 1996 Hamburg Germany Hafen Str.
May 21, 1996 Berlin Thomas WeissHouse
May 22, 1996 Prague Czech Republic Slavia SH
May 24, 1996 Nürburgring Germany Rock Am Ring
May 25, 1996 Nuremberg Rock im Park
May 27, 1996 Maastricht Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
May 28, 1996 Rome Italy Globale
June 16, 1996 San Francisco United States Tibetan Freedom Concert
June 27, 1996 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
June 28, 1996 Turku Finland
June 30, 1996 Isle of Calf Norway
July 2, 1996 Saint Petersburg Russia
July 6, 1996 Belgium T & W
July 7, 1996
North American Leg I
July 15, 1996 Pensacola United States Bayfront Auditorium
July 16, 1996 Atlanta Masquerade Park
July 18, 1996 West Palm Beach FL. Fairgrounds
July 20, 1996 Rockingham Dragway
July 21, 1996 Knoxville Forks in the River
July 23, 1996 New Orleans Tad Gormley Stadium
July 24, 1996 Birmingham Sloss Furnace
August 5, 1996 Fitchburg Wallace Civic Center
August 6, 1996
August 7, 1996 Montreal Canada Verdun Arena
August 9, 1996 Toronto Varsity Arena
August 10, 1996 Akron United States Rhodes Arena
August 12, 1996 Philadelphia Electric Factory
August 13, 1996
August 15, 1996 New York City Roseland Ballroom
August 16, 1996
August 17, 1996
August 19, 1996
August 20, 1996
August 21, 1996 Fairfax Patriot Center
August 23, 1996 Reading England Reading Festival
September 4, 1996 San Jose United States State Events Center
September 5, 1996 San Francisco The Fillmore
September 7, 1996 Vancouver Canada Plaza of the Nations
September 8, 1996 Seattle United States Mercer Arena
September 10, 1996 Boise Old Idaho State Penitentiary
September 11, 1996 Salt Lake City State Fairgrounds
September 13, 1996 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
September 15, 1996 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
September 16, 1996 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
September 17, 1996
September 19, 1996 Detroit Cobo Arena
September 21, 1996 Fort Worth Will Rogers Coliseum
September 22, 1996 Houston Astro Arena (CANCELLED)
September 23, 1996 San Antonio Sunken Gardens (CANCELLED)
September 25, 1996 Albuquerque Convention Center (CANCELLED)
September 26, 1996 Phoenix Mesa Amphitheater (CANCELLED)
September 28, 1996 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
September 29, 1996
October 1, 1996 Hollywood Palladium
October 2, 1996
October 4, 1996 San Diego
October 5, 1996 Los Angeles
October 6, 1996 Houston Astroarena
October 7, 1996 San Antonio Sunken Gardens
October 9, 1996 Albuquerque Albuquerque Convention Center
October 10, 1996 Chandler Compton Terrace
North American Leg II - U2 PopMart Tour
April 19, 1997 Pomona United States The Glass House (Headlining)
April 25, 1997 Whitney Sam Boyd Stadium
April 28, 1997 San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium
May 1, 1997 Denver Mile High Stadium
May 3, 1997 Salt Lake City Rice Stadium
May 6, 1997 Eugene Autzen Stadium
May 9, 1997 Phoenix Sun Devil Stadium
May 12, 1997 Dallas Cotton Bowl
May 14, 1997 Memphis Liberty Bowl
May 16, 1997 Clemson Death Valley Stadium
European Leg II
June 7, 1997 Lübeck Germany GoBang Festival
June 8, 1997 Frankfurt GoBang Festival
June 10, 1997 Granada Spain Palacio de Los Deportes
June 12, 1997 Hultsfred Sweden Hultsfred Festival
June 13, 1997 Essen Germany GoBang Festival
June 15, 1997 Paris France Rock A Paris 1
21 June 1997 Los Angeles California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (opening for U2)
June 27, 1997 Haifa Israel City Hall (AKA Second City)
June 29, 1997 Tel Aviv The Cinerama
July 1, 1997 Vienna Austria Danube Festival
July 3, 1997 Kristiansand Norway Quart Festival
July 4, 1997 Lisbon Portugal Super Bock Super Rock
July 5, 1997 London England Finsbury Park
July 8, 1997 Granada Spain Palacio De Los Deportes
July 10, 1997 Catalonia Doctor Music Festival
Asian Leg
July 19, 1997 Manila Philippines Cuneta Astrodome
July 21, 1997 Bangkok Thailand Dance Fever Club
July 24, 1997 Osaka Japan IMP Hall
July 25, 1997 Tokyo Akasaka BLITZ
July 26, 1997 Yamanashi Fuji Rock Festival
North American Leg III
August 8, 1997 West Palm Beach United States Coral Sky Amphitheater
August 10, 1997 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
August 12, 1997 Nashville Starwood Amphitheatre
August 13, 1997 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
August 15, 1997 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 16, 1997 Philadelphia Blockbuster Pavilion
August 17, 1997 Hartford Meadows Music Theatre
August 20, 1997 East Rutherford Meadowlands Sports Complex
August 21, 1997 Mansfield Great Woods Performing Arts Center
August 23, 1997 Auburn Hills The Palace of Auburn Hills
August 24, 1997 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheatre
August 27, 1997 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
August 28, 1997 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
August 29, 1997 Tinley Park New World Music Theatre
August 31, 1997 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheatre
September 1, 1997 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
September 3, 1997 Minneapolis Target Center
September 5, 1997 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre
September 6, 1997 Austin Southpark Meadows
September 8, 1997 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
September 10, 1997 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
September 12, 1997 George United States The Gorge Amphitheatre
September 13, 1997 Portland Memorial Coliseum
September 15, 1997 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
September 16, 1997 Sacramento California Exposition & State Fair
September 18, 1997 Irvine Irvine Meadows
September 19, 1997
September 20, 1997 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
September 21, 1997 Desert Sky Pavilion

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