Rage Against The Machine Singer Zack De La Rocha Is Performing Despite An Injury, Latest Report Says
Famous photographer Glen E. Friedman recently shared an Instagram post reporting that Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha took the stage and performed, although he struggled with a leg injury.
In 2019, Rage Against the Machine announced their reunion with a 2020 tour. This tour, dubbed ‘Public Service Announcement,’ would be their first appearance together in nine years. While it would originally kick off in North America in March 2020, the band had to postpone it to the summer of 2021 and then to 2022 due to the pandemic.
On July 9, 2022, RATM played their first show in 11 years at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin. However, on July 11, Zack De La Rocha injured his leg during one of his energetic stage performances in Chicago. Despite the injury, the frontman continued to perform that show.
Sadly, on August 11, the band announced the cancelation of the UK and European legs of the tour to allow La Rocha to recover and rest. For the remaining dates of the US leg, La Rocha took the stage while seated. In a new Instagram post, the photographer Glen E. Friedman shared his insights about a recent RATM show.
In his post, Friedman said that he watched RATM perform at Madison Square Garden. According to Friedman, La Rocha brought the integrity and the heart that the world’s been missing for a long time despite having to sit during the show. Apart from showing his excitement, Friedman also revealed that the frontman tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee.
Here is what Glen E. Friedman said about Zack De La Rocha in his Instagram post:
“I went to see my good friend Zack (with his torn ACL) perform last night at Madison Square Garden, one of the most hallowed venues in the modern world.
RATM sold out five nights. Even having to sit during the performance, Zack De La Rocha showed the world what they had been missing in all the years he had been away from this incredible group of musicians. Zack’ brought it’ like few others ever have or ever could.”
He then continued:
“Integrity, and heart, are the touchstones of the most important and greatest. I had a great f*cking time and was going off like a spoiled child up in front of the barricades because that’s how I’m used to it, being close and feeling it and letting it go through and move me.”
Below, you can check out the pictures Friedman included in his post.
Photo Credit: Glen E. Friedman – Instagram