Rage Against The Machine Cancels 2023 Tour

"It’s not simply a question of being able to perform again, but extends to basic functionality going forward." -- Zack de la Rocha

By Scott Bernstein Oct 4, 2022 9:32 am PDT

Rage Against The Machine scrapped their 2023 tour of North America due to a leg injury suffered by frontman Zack de la Rocha. The trek was slated to run from February 22 through April 2, 2023.

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

Zack de la Rocha tore his left Achilles tendon during Rage Against The Machine’s show on July 11 in Chicago. The band featuring de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk completed the first North American leg of their reunion tour following the injury. August and September Rage Against The Machine concerts in the U.K. and Europe were canceled in hopes the time off would allow the vocalist to recover.

“I hate cancelling shows. I hate disappointing our fans,” added de la Rocha. “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.”

Refunds will be issued automatically to the original method of payment within a month. Read the full statement from Zack de la Rocha below:

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