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Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Injures Leg At Chicago, IL Show, Finishes Set Sitting Down


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Two shows into their long-awaited reunion tour, Zack de la Rocha, vocalist for outspoken rap metal rabble-rousers Rage Against The Machine, appears to have suffered a serious leg injury onstage. The band returned to the stage tonight (July 11th) for the first of two back-to-back shows at the United Center in Chicago, IL.

According to fans in attendance, Zack was ultimately forced to finish out the majority of the set while sat atop a monitor after suffering an unspecified injury while performing the fourth song of the band’s set, “Bullet In The Head“.

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He was initially helped off stage by the crew members, before returning to finish the show seated. Footage shared by Chevelle vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler, who was in attendance in the crowd, saw de la Rocha address the audience on his condition briefly, before going on to gut out the rest of the performance.

Prior to launching into “Testify“, de la Rocha told the audience:

“I don’t know what happened to my leg right now, straight up, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this fucking shit going. If I have to crawl across this stage, we’re gonna play for ya’ll tonight. We came too fucking far.”

As of press time, the band’s long-awaited reunion tour with Run The Jewels opening is scheduled to continue across the following stops:

07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

08/24 Edinburgh, UK – Royal Highlands Centre
08/26 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
08/28 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
09/01 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
09/03 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza
09/05 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
09/08 Malaga, SPA – Andalucia Big Festival
09/10 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Sunset
09/13 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/15 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/18 Zagreb, CRO – Zabgreb Arena
09/19 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena

02/22 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
02/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
02/26 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
02/28 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
03/03 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/07 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/09 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
03/11 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
03/13 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
03/19 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premiere Center
03/28 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/30 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
04/01 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
04/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

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