Tom Morello Will Tell His Life Story in an Off-Broadway Residency

He says it features "a lot of ripping guitar"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Aug 14, 2019

Regardless of your opinion on his latest genre experiments, guitar hero Tom Morello has undoubtedly led an interesting life. From his work in activism, to his past work as a stripper, there is much more ground to cover outside of Morello's musical achievements with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and as a solo artist.

Now, Morello is set to tell his life story as part of an off-Broadway residency. Dubbed Tom Morello at the Minetta Lane, the series will be executive produced by T Bone Burnett and will run September 18 through 20 at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York.

Audiobook company Audible, who will present the series, will also record the show for exclusive release on the platform, so there is no need to whip out your cellphone.

"I was the only black kid in an all-white town, the only anarchist at a conservative high school, the only heavy metal guitarist at Harvard University, and the only Ivy League Star Trek nerd in the biggest political rap rock band of all time," Morello said of the series in a statement. "The songs, the stories, the triumphs, the tragedies, the riffs, the rebellion — all will be revealed. Oh, and I'm going play a lot of ripping guitar, too."

Burnett added, "Tom Morello makes profound American music, and his story is a profound American story." Following a presale, tickets for the three shows will go on sale to the general public this Friday (August 16), and you can find them here.

Morello released solo album The Atlas Underground last year. He's set to play Vancouver on tour this November, which you can find further details for here.

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