Rage Against The Machine cancel 2023 leg of North American tour

Author Flavia Andrade - 5.10.2022

Rage Against The Machine has announced the cancellation of their 2023 North American tour, due to Zack De La Rocha’s Achilles tendon injury.

The injury happened on stage, during the band’s gig in Chicago, on July 11.

The frontman has performed while seated, with Zack being carried on and off stage by crew members every night.

The band have published a statement via social media:

 “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; 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.”

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