Rage Against the Machine have canceled all of their remaining North American tour dates.
The tour cancelation stems from an injury Zack de la Rocha sustained early in their tour that has yet to heal properly. The singer detailed his injury in a statement shared across Rage’s social media channels.
“It’s been almost three months since Chicago and I still look down at my leg in disbelief,” wrote de la Rocha. “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 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 bad circumstance. Just a f—ed up moment.”
He continued, “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 going forward. That’s why I’ve made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American leg.”
Zack added, “I hate cancelling shows. I hate disappointing our fans. You have all waited so patiently to see us and that is never lost on me. I never take that for granted. For you I have the ultimate gratitude and respect.”
He concluded, “To my brothers Tim, Brad and Tom; to El P, Killer Mike, Trackstar and the whole RTJ crew; to everyone on our production team: techs, cooks, drivers, assistants, security squad, to anyone and everyone who made the shows thus far possible, all my love and respect. I hope to see you very soon.”
Fans that purchased tickets online will receive an automatic refund on the original payment method used within the next 30 days. For those that paid by cash, it is advised they reach out to their local box office directly.