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Rage Against The Machine Cancel 2023 North American Tour As Zack de la Rocha Reveals The Severity Of His Leg Injury


Rage Against The Machine have announced the cancellation of their planned 2023 North American touring. The decision comes as a result of the injuries the band’s frontman Zack de la Rocha suffered onstage during the band’s July 11th set in Chicago, IL. While he managed to gut out the remainder of that tour while performing seated, he has revealed that he will need far more recovery time going forward.

A statement issued by the multi-platinum political firebrands was issued today (October 04th) and reads as follows:

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“It’s been almost three months since Chicago, and I still look down at my leg in disbelief. Two years of waiting through the pandemic, hoping we would have an opening to be a band again and continue the work we started 30 some odd years ago. Rehearsing, training, reconciling, working our way back to form. Then one and a half shows into it and my tendon tears. Felt like a sick joke the universe played on me. As I write this I remind myself it’s just bad circumstance. Just a fucked up moment.

Unfortunately it is a moment that requires a lot of work and healing. I have a severe tear in my left Achilles tendon and only 8% of my tendon was left intact. And even that portion was severely compromised. It’s not simply a question of being able to perform again, but extends to basic functionality going forward. That’s why I’ve made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American leg.

I hate cancelling shows. I hate disappointing our fans. You have all waited so patiently to see us and that is never lost on me. I never take that for granted. For you I have the ultimate gratitude and respect. To my brothers Tim, Brad and Tom; EL p, Killer Mike, Trackstar and the whole RTJ crew; to everyone on our production team: techs, cooks drivers, assistants, security squad, to anyone and everyone who made the shows thus far possible, all my love and respect. I hope to see you very soon.

Zack de la Rocha

The band also provided the following information following that statement:

“Tickets bought online through Ticketmaster or AXS will be automatically refunded to the original method of payment used at the time of purchase once funds are received from venue (which is usually completed within 30 days). Anyone who paid cash should contact the box office directly.”

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