Zack de la Rocha Injures Leg at Second Rage Against the Machine Reunion Show
Rage Against the Machine lead vocalist Zack de la Rocha injured his leg onstage during the rap-rock band's second night of their 2022 "Public Service Announcement" reunion tour in Chicago on Monday (July 11), according to subsequent reports from Blabbermouth and Consequence.
Two nights before, in East Troy, Wisconsin, the group kicked off their first concerts in 11 years.
In Chicago, de la Rocha seemingly sustained the injury while performing Rage Against the Machine's 1992 individualist rock anthem "Bullet in the Head," just four songs into their set at United Center. Fan-captured footage shows the performance.
Following the injury, the singer was helped off stage by crew members. He returned shortly after to perform the rest of the set seated on a stage monitor, apparently unable to put weight on the leg.
Undeterred, de la Rocha reportedly relayed to the audience, "I don't know what happened to my leg right now, but you know what? We're gonna keep this fuckin' shit goin'. If I have to crawl across this stage. We're gonna play for y'all tonight. We came too fuckin' far."
With Rage's renewed activity, clueless listeners are waking up the the longtime activist band's "wokeness." Two weeks ago, a pop station played the group's "Killing in the Name" on repeat. Before that, Rage shared rehearsal audio from the tour prep.
Last month, Rage Against the Machine showed their support for reproductive rights by donating to that cause after the Supreme Court overturned Americans' constitutional right to abortion. The right had been in place since Roe v. Wade in 1973, nearly two decades before the De la Rocha-led rockers formed in Los Angeles in 1991. During their 2022 reunion shows, their stage display has highlighted forced birth statistics.
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Rage Against the Machine, "Bullet in the Head" (Live - July 11, 2022)
Rage Against the Machine, "Testify" (Live - July 11, 2022)
Rage Against the Machine 2022 Tour Dates
July 12 – Chicago, Ill. @ United Center
July 15 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Bluesfest
July 16 – Quebec City, Quebec @ FEQ
July 19 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Ctr
July 21 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
July 23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
July 25 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Keybank Ctr
July 27 – Cleveland, Ohio @ RM Fieldhouse
July 29 – Pittsburgh, Pa. @ PPG Paints Arena
July 31 – Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Aug. 2 – Washington, D.C. @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 3 – Washington, D.C. @ Capitol One Arena
Aug. 8 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 9 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 11 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 12 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 14 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Aug. 24 – Edinburgh, England @ Royal Highland
Aug. 26 – Leeds, England @ Leeds
Aug. 28 – Reading, England @ Reading
Aug. 30 – Paris, France @ RockenSeine
Sept. 1 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
Sept. 3 – Hannover, Germany @ Expo
Sept. 5 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Sept. 8 – Malaga, Spain @ Andalucia
Sept. 10 – Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool
Sept. 13 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle
Sept. 15 – Krakow, Poland @ Taruon Arena
Sept. 17 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Zagreb Arena
Sept. 19 – Prague, Czech Republic @ O2
Rage Against the Machine 2023 Tour Dates
Feb. 22, 2023 – Las Cruces, N.M. @ Pan American Ctr
Feb. 24, 2023 – El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Ctr
Feb. 26, 2023 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 28, 2023 – Glendale, Ariz. @ Gila River Arena
March 3, 2023 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
March 5, 2023 – Oakland, Calif. @ Oakland Arena
March 7, 2023 – Portland, Ore. @ Moda Ctr
March 9, 2023 – Tacoma, Wash. @ TacomaDome
March 11, 2023 – Vancouver, B.C. @ Pacific Coliseum
March 13, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta @ Saddledome
March 15, 2023 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Rogers Place
March 17, 2023 – Winnipeg, M.B. @ Canada Life Ctr
Marcy 19, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Ctr
Marcy 20, 2023 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Ctr
March 22, 2023 – Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Premier Ctr
March 28, 2023 – Kansas City, Mo. @ T-Mobile Ctr
March 30, 2023 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Ctr
April 1, 2023 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena
April 2, 2023 – Detroit, Mich. @ Little Caesars Arena