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Rage Against the Machine have canceled their upcoming UK/European tour “per medical guidance” for injured frontman Zack de la Rocha.
The singer injured his leg four songs into the band’s set on July 11th in Chicago — the second show of the highly anticipated “Public Service Announcement Tour.” He’s been performing seated ever since. Overall, the trek has been a bit of a wild ride thus far — from recurring Guy Fieri sightings to an idiotic fan who rushed the stage and got tackled by a security guard who ended up knocking over Tom Morello.
According to a statement posted to Twitter, the band will wrap up its North American tour as planned on Sunday (August 14th) with its current multi-night stand at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The UK/European tour was supposed to kick off later this month and run throughout September. The full statement reads as follows:
“Per medical guidance, Zack de la Rocha has been advised that the August and September 2022 UK and European leg of the Rage Against the Machine tour cannot proceed. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation.
Rage Against the Machine will be finishing their run at Madison Square Garden on August 11, 12 & 14 and then Zack must return home for rest and rehabilitation. The flights, travel time, and rigorous schedule in the UK and Europe are simply too much of a risk for a complete recovery.
We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon.
Please contact your point of purchase for refunds to any headline shows.”
Fortunately, RATM’s 2023 North American tour dates remain confirmed. The jaunt with Run the Jewels is set to kick off February 22nd in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and runs through April 2nd in Detroit. Get tickets via Ticketmaster.
Below you can see the band’s social media statement.