Morello Hits Ferguson Tonight, Tours




Rage Against the
Machine guitarist—a.k.a. The Nightwatchman—to play acoustic and electric sets
on tour for
The Fabled City. Appears on

By Randy Harward


Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will be on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson tonight, performing “Whatever It Takes” with Flea on bass. He’s also hittin’ the
road to support his solo album The Fabled
, which came out Sept. 30. The tour starts Nov. 1 in at The Fillmore in
San Francisco through Dec. 12 at the Anaheim House of Blues. More dates will be



The Fabled City is
the first album to bear Morello’s birth name as opposed to his alias The
Nightwatchman. It’s also the first to feature both the protest-folkie acoustic
material he recorded as The Nightwatchman and the manic, bounding electric rock
material for which he’s best known. System of a Down’s Serj Tankian and outlaw
country scion Shooter Jennings make appearances on the record. On tour, Morello
will play an acoustic set and full-band electric show. Boots Riley (The Coup) will open all the shows. Michael Franti will appear on the Philly date.


“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,” says Morello. “The idea is half Dylan/half Hendrix. I have
been practicing my ass off and can’t wait to rock.”


The Nov. 3 show in Seattle will be with Pearl
Jam’s Mike McCready’s band Shadow ’86 and Stone Gossard with the Hank
Khoir to promote voter participation. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Oct. 11.  



THE FABLED CITY TOUR * More dates to be announced:


11/1 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore


11/2 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom


11/3 Seattle, WA Showbox Theatre ** Get Out The Vote Show w/
Members of Pearl Jam


11/5 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom


11/7 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot


11/8 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen


11/9 Boulder, CO Fox Theater


11/11 Minneapolis, MN Fine Line Music Caf�


11/12 Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom


11/13 Indianapolis, IN The Vogue


11/15 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater


11/16 Toronto, ONT Opera House


11/17 Boston, MA Middle East



11/19 Baltimore, MD Sonar


11/20 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory


11/21 New York, NY The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza


12/9 Los Angeles, CA El Rey


12/11 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up


12/12 Anaheim, CA House of Blues or

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