RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has been officially confirmed as one of the headliners of the 2008 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The five-show run begins January 18 in Auckland. Also scheduled to appear are BJORK, THE ARCADE FIRE, LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, DIZZEE RASCAL, BILLY BRAGG, THE CLEAN, BATTLES, SHIHAD, KATCHAFIRE, THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION, SJD, GRINSPOON, CUT OFF YOUR HANDS, HILLTOP HOOD, PAUL KELLY, YOUNG SID, ANTAGONIST, MOTOCADE and WHITE BIRDS AND LEMONS.
Tickets go on sale October 12. According to Billboard.com, some acts will play their own headlining shows in the territories in conjunction with Big Day Out, including RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, who will play January 22 in Sydney and January 30 in Melbourne.
Big Day Out tour dates:
Jan. 18 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt. Smart Stadium
Jan. 20 - Gold Coast, Australia @ Parklands
Jan. 25 - Sydney, Australia @ Olympic Park Showgrounds
Jan. 28 - Melbourne, Australia @ Flemington Racecourse
Feb. 01 - Adelaide, Australia @ RA&HS Showgrounds
Feb. 03 - Perth, Australia @ Claremont Showgrounds
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