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Rage Against The Machine cancel UK and European tour

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2022

Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine have cancelled their upcoming UK and European tour dates, after frontman Zack De La Rocha was advised by doctors not to go ahead with the run.

It’s thought that this relates to a leg injury sustained by De La Rocha on stage in Chicago last month, which saw him complete that show seated.

The UK and European shows had already been postponed several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, having originally been set to go ahead in 2020. Following the last rescheduling of the tour, the band’s first UK gig was due to take place on 24 Aug in Edinburgh, followed by performances at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

“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”, say the band in a statement. “It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation”.

They said that they would perform a run of three shows at New York’s Madison Square Gardens this weekend, but “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”, they explain. “We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon”.

Fans with tickets should automatically get refunds from whichever platform they bought those tickets from.