Well, at least one good thing has come out of Donald Trump’s presidency: Audioslave is reuniting to play an “Anti-Inaugural Ball” scheduled at Los Angeles’ Teragram Ballroom on Friday, January 20th.
In a statement, the band said, “The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create ‘No Trump Zones’ across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.”
In addition to Audioslave, the Anti-Inaugural Ball promises a performance from Morello, Commerford, and Brad Wilk’s other supergroup, Prophets of Rage. Jack Black, Jackson Browne, Vic Mensa, and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir are also slated to appear.