Rage Against The Machine performed in Cleveland, Ohio earlier this week where they played “Born Of A Broken Man” for the first time in a whopping 14 years.
On July 27th, Rage Against The Machine were playing at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse arena on their Public Service Announcement North American tour. Near the end of their set, the band broke out their 1999 The Battle Of Los Angeles track, “Born Of A Broken Man.”
According to Setlist.FM, it was the first time Rage played the track since 2008.
Stream Born Of A Broken Man below.
At another point in the show, Rage Against The Machine also joined forces with tour mates Run The Jewels to perform “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck).” The track not only comes from RTJ’s Run The Jewels 2, but it also features RATM frontman Zack de la Rocha.
Earlier this month, Rage Against The Machine performed in Toronto, where guitarist Tom Morello got tackled by security after a man rushed the stage. During Rage Against The Machine’s closing number, “Killing in the Name,” a man ran out into the performance area from side stage. A security guard then chased him, but in the process, tackled Tom Morello. Morello then flew into a speaker, narrowly avoiding a serious injury.
The band then stopped to ensure that Tom Morello was alright. In quintessential Rage Against The Machine fashion, Morello quickly sprung to his feet and finished up the performance.
On July 9th, Rage Against The Machine played their first show in over a decade. While they didn’t play “Born Of A Broken Man,” they did perform hits like “Killing In The Name,” “Bullet In The Head,” and “Bulls On Parade.”