The groups will be joined by some "very special guests" in each city...

Rage Against The Machine and Beastie Boys have finally announced details of their long-awaited tour together.

The bands have announced nine dates so far in the US for their ‘Rhyme and Reason 2000 Tour’, and according to the Beastie Boys website, [url=] there will be “very special guests” in each city.

Already lined up to join them are Green Day, Busta Rhymes and Common, with more to be announced.

The dates are: Toronto Molson Park (August 2) Buffalo Darien Lakes Amphitheatre (4) Washington DC RFK Stadium (5) New York Giant Stadium (9) Boston Foxboro Stadium (12) Chicago The World (16) Columbus Polaris Amphitheatre (18) Detroit Silverdome (19) Indianapolis Deer Creek Amphitheatre (21)

Speaking to [url=], RATM guitarist Tom Morello said the idea was “to make the funkiest, most rocking, greatest tour of all time”. He continued: “You got your conscious music and your shockingly fat jams colliding right and left, and we can’t wait. It was an idea that was long overdue.”