Tom Morello of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE is set to release his anticipated solo album, "The Fabled City", on September 30. The 11-song album, produced by Brendan O'Brien (BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, PEARL JAM), is the first release to bear the political and social activist's birth name and features appearances by SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian and Shooter Jennings. With more complex electric arrangements than displayed on the sparse solo debut "One Man Revolution", "The Fabled City" is the synthesis of his groundbreaking work as an innovative rock guitarist and revolutionary acoustic troubadour. For the first time, this album bridges the gap between Tom Morello, the acoustic protest singer and Tom Morello, the guitar legend.
The tour in support of "The Fabled City" will display both sides of Morello's guitar prowess with both an acoustic set and full-band electric set performed each night. In regards to the format of the performances, Morello stated, "On The Fabled City Tour, I will be playing both acoustic and electric guitar. I want to start off with the darker acoustic songs and then build to some of the wildest electric guitar playing I have ever unleashed on stage in my career. The idea is half Dylan/half Hendrix. I have been practicing my ass off and can't wait to rock."
In addition to the tour, Tom Morello has been confirmed to appear at the annual New Yorker Festival in New York City on Saturday, October 4. Morello will be performing songs and talking with James Surowiecki, staff writer at The New Yorker since 2000. The performance and interview takes place at the Acura Stage at Cedar Lake Theatre, 547 West 26th Street.
The Fabled City Tour (more dates to be announced):
Nov. 01 - San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Nov. 02 - Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Nov. 05 - Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 07 - Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
Nov. 08 - Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Nov. 09 - Boulder, CO Fox Theater
Nov. 11 - Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Cafe
Nov. 12 - Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom
Nov. 13 - Indianapolis, IN The Vogue
Nov. 20 - Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Nov. 21 - New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza