Rage Against The Machine Cancels Tour Due To Zack De La Rocha’s Injury
In a recent Instagram post, Rage Against The Machine‘s Zack De La Rocha shared that his tendon rupture has put a halt on his performances, which has led them to make the difficult decision of canceling the band’s 2023 North American leg of the tour.
Zack De La Rocha has had a roller coaster ride with his leg over these past several months. His first leg injury occurred at the United Center in Chicago when the vocalist injured himself on stage during one of their performances for the reunion tour ‘Public Service Announcement.’ The reunion tour had already experienced setbacks due to Covid-19. The band also had to cancel their UK shows and the tour’s European legs to allow Zack to rest.
RATM got back on the road with the highly-anticipated reunion tour with Run the Jewels. Rage had played five nights in New York City at Madison Square Garden, where Zack De La Rocha performed while sitting down. The singer performing from a chair revealed that his injury was no ankle sprain; instead, he had torn his Achilles tendon, which affected his leg’s primary function.
In his recent Instagram post through the band’s account, the musician shared that their journey of getting back on stage has been challenging. After the pandemic led to the cancellation of all of their shows, his leg injury in Chicago haltered their tour’s UK and European dates. Even though he had taken the proper precautions to perform on stage after his initial injury, the frontman injured himself again on their second show back on the road.
However, the vocalist revealed that his second injury was more severe than before; he only has 8% of his tendon left intact. Zack finally wrote that they have decided to cancel the 2023 North American leg of the tour because he is in no shape to travel and perform as he has to focus on healing from the injury.
Rage Against The Machine’s IG post read:
“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 a dire circumstance. Just a f*cked 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 from now on. That’s why I’ve made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American Leg.”
You can see Rage Against The Machine’s IG post below.
Photo Credit: Rage Against The Machine – Instagram