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.
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