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Dublin date for Rage Against The Machine

RAGE Against The Machine will play Dublin this summer.

The Herald can reveal that the American band will perform at the O2 on June 8, in one of the most eagerly awaited gigs of the year.

Fresh from their stunning Christmas Number One showing, the band have been confirmed for Dublin with tickets going on sale on Friday.

Rage hit the headlines last December by scooping the top spot in Britain's singles charts with the 1992 anthem Killing In The Name.

An internet campaign spearheaded by a British couple led to a chart battle for the festive top spot, with Killing In The Name beating the X Factor winner Joe McElderry's The Climb.

Rage Against The Machine's track sold in excess of 500,000 downloads -- 50,000 ahead of McElderry's much tamer offering.

Rage's O2 show will be their first gig in Ireland after a storming set at Oxegen in 2008.

The band has been going since 1991 and is one of the most popular among a rock and grunge loving generation.

Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday and will be priced €65.70, including booking fee.