Rage Against The Machine Have Cancelled Their 2023 US Reunion Tour

Rage Against The Machine have announced the cancellation of their 2023 North American reunion tour. The cancellation is due to the ongoing problems faced by frontman Zack de la Rocha following an onstage injury in July.

The group had originally planned to embark upon their global Public Service Announcement Tour in March 2020, before being forced to postpone as a result of COVID. Formally beginning their tour in July 2022, the group performed until August before cancelling a run of European dates as a result of de la Rocha’s then-unspecified leg injury.

Rage Against The Machine have announced the cancellation of the US leg of their 2023 reunion tour:

“It’s been almost three months since Chicago and I still look down at my leg in disbelief,” de la Rocha wrote in a statement shared on social media. “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,” he added. “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.

As he continued, de la Rocha explained that the injury in question saw him experience a severe tear in his left achilles tendon, leaving only eight percent of the tendon intact. Ultimately, the injury has necessitated the cancellation of upcoming dates in order for de la Rocha to continue the recovery process.

“It’s not simply a question of being able to perform again, but extends to basic functionality going forward,” he explains. “That’s why I’ve made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American leg.”

Rage Against The Machine had been tentatively scheduled to resume their US tour in February 2023, though it is unclear when new dates will be announced.

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