Rage Against the Machine Cancel 2023 North American Tour

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Rage Against the Machine Cancel 2023 North American Tour

Zack de la Rocha explained that his leg injury has made it impossible for him to play more reunion shows

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Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, August 2022 (Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)

Rage Against the Machine have canceled their 2023 tour of North America. “It’s been almost three months since Chicago, and I still look down at my leg in disbelief,” Zack de la Rocha wrote in reference to the injury he sustained on the band’s reunion tour. “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.”

Zack de la Rocha continued, “I have a sever 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.” Find his full note below.

Rage Against the Machine announced their reunion shows in 2019, planning for them to take place in 2020. After years of delays, the first concert took place in July 2022, and the trek stretched into August. The band had previously been forced to cancel shows in the United Kingdom and Europe due to de la Rocha’s injury.

A representative for Run the Jewels, who were scheduled to open for Rage Against the Machine next year, could not be reached for comment.

Zack de la Rocha:

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 sever 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; to 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

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 the venue (which is usually completed within 30 days). Anyone who paid cash should contact the box office directly.

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