Rage Against the Machine have been forced to cancel their upcoming UK/European tour dates.

In a statement for the band, they share, “Per medical guidance, Zack de la Rocha has been advised that the August and September 2022 UK and European leg of the Rage Against the Machine tour cannot proceed. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation.”

The statement continued, “Rage Against the Machine will be finishing their run at Madison Square Garden on August 11, 12 & 14 and then Zack must return home for rest and rehabilitation. The flights, travel time, and rigorous schedule in the UK and Europe are simply too much of a risk for a complete recovery.”

The band concludes their statement by saying, “We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon. Please contact your point of purchase for refunds to any headline shows.”

As previously reported, de la Rocha injured his leg during Rage’s July 11 show in Chicago. During that show, he addressed the crowd saying, “I don’t know what happened to my leg right now. Straight up, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this f—ing s— going. I can crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for you all tonight.” He has since played the rest of the RATM’s tour dates seated.


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