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Rage Against the Machine Confirm Free No.1 Celebration Gig in UK

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE have confirmed they are to play a free gig in the UK – probably in London – in 2010 as a thank you to fans who made Killing in the Name Britain’s Christmas No.1.

The single was part of a campaign to put one over on the X Factor, whose fans hoped the talent show winner’s Joe McElderry song The Climb would take the top chart spot.

“As promised we will play a free concert in the UK in celebration of this incredible upset victory over the heavily favoured X Factor single,” said RATM’s Tom Morello.

“We are coming and it will be the victory party to end all victory parties.”

One possibility for the gig’s venue is thought to be Hyde Park, scene of both major open-air rock concerts and huge political protest meetings over the years.