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Rage Against The Machine cancel UK and European tour dates

American rock band Rage Against The Machine have cancelled their upcoming UK and European tour dates, after frontman Zack de la Rocha injured his leg during a performance. 

The band had returned to performing last month after an 11-year absence, but de la Rocha injured his leg mid-way through a rescheduled show in Chicago. 

De la Rocha had continued to perform with the band for the North American tour, which had originally been scheduled to begin in March 2020, but was seated for the remaining shows. 

The band has now said that the frontman has been advised not to continue beyond their run of dates at Madison Square Garden in New York, which end on Sunday. 

This means that Rage Against The Machine will not embark on their UK and European tour, which included two headline slots at Reading & Leeds festival. 

In a statement on Instagram, the band said: “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. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation.”

The statement added that the flights, travel time and rigorous schedule would be hinder a complete recovery for de la Rocha, and that fans should refer to their point of purchase of ticket refunds.

“We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon,” added the band. 

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