SLASH, SERJ TANKIAN, Ex-SOUNDGARDEN Members To Jam With TOM MORELLO

March 9, 2009

Tom Morello of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and THE NIGHTWATCHMAN fame will bring his celebrated Justice Tour to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in late March. The shows will carry a low ticket price of $15 for each show, and feature a variety of special guests, including Slash, SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian, SLIPKNOT's Corey Taylor, Steve Earle, SOUNDGARDEN's Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, MUDHONEY's Mark Arm, THE COUP's Boots Riley, MC5's Wayne Kramer, Shooter Jennings and more. These musicians will perform individual sets, as well as contribute to unique, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with the other performers.

As more and more Americans are being pushed into poverty and homelessness by the unscrupulous behavior of CEOS, the Justice Tour hopes to be a part of a bailout for people, not banks. One hundred percent of the Justice Tour profits will benefit homeless advocacy and service groups, and the tour's artists will also partake in hands-on volunteer work with these organizations. Community partners for the shows are New Horizons in Seattle, Project Open Hand in San Francisco, and PATH in Los Angeles.

"The model of the Justice Tour is simple," said Morello. "Feed the poor. Fight the power. Rock the fuck out. I'm very excited to be doing this and jamming with my good friends on the various stops on the tour. I'm equally excited that these artists will be rolling up their sleeves to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in these hard times." Morello also noted, "It is very important to me to keep ticket prices super cheap so that everyone can enjoy these very special concerts."

Past Justice Tour dates have featured important social justice organizations and unforgettable performances with special guests Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of JANE'S ADDICTION, Slash, Flea, Maynard James Keenan of TOOL, Sen Dog of CYPRESS HILL, Pete Yorn, Shooter Jennings, Mike Einzinger of INCUBUS and many others.

Tickets for all dates are now on sale. More information about the shows, the community partners, and how to buy tickets can be found at www.axisofjustice.org.

Justice Tour dates:

March 24 - Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café

Scheduled guests:

Steve Earle
Kim Thayil
Ben Shepherd
Mark Arm
Wayne Kramer
Boots Riley

March 26 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall

Scheduled guests:

Corey Taylor
Steve Earle
Boots Riley
Wayne Kramer

March 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ Henry Fonda Theater

Scheduled guests:

Slash
Serj Tankian
Corey Taylor
Shooter Jennings
Boots Riley
Wayne Kramer

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