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Tom Morello Performs Impromptu Occupy SXSW Set - Gets Shut Down By Police!

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Wow!

You cannot deny that he is committed to this cause!

Former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and Nightwachman Tom Morello was originally expected to perform at the Swan Dive in Austin for SXSW last night, but managed to turn his set into a full-blown Occupy gathering, which he organized in conjunction with Occupy Austin - and even after the police shut him down, he continued on!

Morello started his set for SXSW badge holders, but then informed them that a "people's stage" had been erected to broadcast the show on the street for the protestors and general public!

At last call, he then announced:

"I'm the pied piper of folk rock. I'm going to walk outside … follow my guitar."

And then brought everyone outside and performed and impromtu set for the crowd that had already gathered! And when the police shut him down, he continued to teach the crowd the chorus to "World Wide Rebel Songs" so they could all sing together!

He explains:

"Frankly, I play a lot of shows like that, that are very unscripted. Whether it's with the Occupy movement or with different activist-oriented events. There's very little planning, there's often no PA, and the cops often pull the plug. It was a very inspiring night."

It certainly sounds like it was! That must have been so cool!

Keep standing together, guys!

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Tom Morello Performs Impromptu Occupy SXSW Set - Gets Shut Down By Police!”



  1. 1

    Fucking commie.



  2. 2

    wow how cool. great marketing. was anyone raped or shit on like all the other ows events?



  3. 3

    this is how the 1 percenters pretend to be down with the usefull idiots



  4. 4

    I'd be teed off if I had paid to attend his concert.



  5. 5

    Only 4 comments, and they're all negative. How dare he be spontaneous at a rock show and support a worthy cause! All the kiddies are in line…..the 1% smiles.