At their Toronto show this weekend, Rage Against The Machine brought out Run The Jewels to perform “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” together.
Currently, Rage Against The Machine are out on their Public Service Announcement North American tour. Before this run of shows, which started on July 9th, they hadn’t played live since 2011. Now they’ve played a couple of shows, and during their performance in Toronto on July 23rd, they brought out Run The Jewels.
“Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” appeared on Run The Jewels’ sophomore album in 2014, and it features RATM frontman Zack de la Rocha.
Watch fan-shot footage of Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels’ performance of “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck)” below.
Later on in the set, long after their rendition of “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck),” guitarist Tom Morello was accidentally tackled by security after a concertgoer 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.
In addition to “Close Your Eyes (And Count to Fuck),” Rage Against The Machine have been playing a slew of hits and a Bruce Springsteen cover. On July 9th they played their first show in 11 years at East Troy, Wisconsin’s Alpine Valley Music Theater. During the set, they played 15 of their biggest hits alongside a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Ghost Of Tom Joad.” That cover was a staple in the band’s setlists in the late ’90s, and it was even recorded on their 2000 album, Renegades.