Rage Against the Machine Cancels European Tour, Citing Zack de la Rocha’s ‘Medical Guidance’


Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Last month, Rage Against the Machine finally began its anticipated reunion tour, which was delayed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was met with another immediate setback, as lead singer Zack de la Rocha sustained a leg injury onstage that delayed a show in Chicago, though he resumed playing from a seated position — where he remained for subsequent shows, including a multi-night run at Madison Square Garden in New York City that wraps on Sunday, Aug. 14.

Unfortunately for European and U.K. Rage Against the Machine fans, though, the logistics of de la Rocha traveling overseas in his condition just aren’t tenable, and on Thursday the band issued a statement confirming the upcoming shows have been cancelled.

Per medical guidance, Zack de la Rocha has been advised that the August and September 2022 U.K. and European leg of the Rage Against the machine tour cannot proceed. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation.

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 U.K. and Europe are simply too much of a risk for a complete recovery.

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.

The band’s 2023 dates, which as of now are still a go:

Feb. 22 – Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
Feb. 24 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
Feb. 26 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Feb. 28 – Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
Mar. 03 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Mar. 05 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
Mar. 07 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Mar. 09 – Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
Mar. 11 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Mar. 13 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Mar. 15 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
Mar. 17 – Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
Mar. 19 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar. 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
Mar. 22 – Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premiere Center
Mar. 28 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Mar. 30 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Apr. 01 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Apr. 02 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena



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