The leg injury that caused Zach de la Rocha to perform from a chair for the last segment of the band’s 2022 North American tour dates has caused it to cancel its entire slate for 2023, the band announced this week. Rage informed fans that its 2023 dates were being called off entirely as the singer continues to recover from a torn achilles tendon, suffered on stage at a July concert in Chicago.
“Unfortunately it is a moment that requires a lot of work and healing,” de la Rocha wrote in a note announcing the tour’s cancelation. “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 begin able to perform again, but extends to basic functionality going forward,” de la Rocha added. That’s why I made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American leg.”
North American 2023 Rage tour CANCELED pic.twitter.com/ILmTGtAulX
— Rage Against The Machine (@RATMofficial) October 4, 2022
The injury to de la Rocha’s leg had previously caused the band to wipe clean its 2022 touring slate following the wrap of its North American run, cancelling shows in the UK and Europe. But hopes had been high that he would be able to crack on with 2023 plans. Instead, those who hold tickets to those upcoming shows will now see them automatically refunded to their initial payment method.
Those who purchased tickets through secondary ticket marketplaces should contact their point of sale to determine their options for refund or credit good or future use.
The impacted North American dates have been on something of an odyssey, initially scheduled for the spring of 2020 before COVID-19 struck. They had been moved to 2021 and then pushed to 2022, only to see the lingering impact of the pandemic push the early dates back an additional year, while the summer 2022 dates went on as planned (until the injury wiped the non-North America portion out).
Rage Against The Machine 2023 Tour Dates – Now Cancelled
02/22 – Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center
02/24 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
02/26 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
02/28 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
03/03 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
03/05 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
03/07 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
03/09 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
03/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
03/13 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
03/15 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
03/17 – Winnipeg, MB @ Canada Life Centre
03/19 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
03/20 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
03/22 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premiere Center
03/28 – Kansas City, MO @ T-Mobile Center
03/30 – St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
04/01 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
04/02 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Last Updated on October 6, 2022 by Dave Clark