Rage Against The Machine cancel UK / European tour including Reading & Leeds

With vocalist Zack de la Rocha needing to “return home for rest and rehabilitation”, Rage Against The Machine have cancelled their August and September UK / European tour dates…

Rage Against The Machine cancel UK / European tour including Reading & Leeds
Emily Carter

Following Måneskin’s cancellation earlier in the week, this month’s Reading & Leeds has sadly just been hit by another drop-out: headliners Rage Against The Machine.

Unfortunately, a statement from the reunited Los Angeles legends states that vocalist Zack de la Rocha has been advised per medical guidance that the band’s upcoming tour dates “cannot proceed”, and that he must “return home for rest and rehabilitation”.

Read the full statement below:

“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.

“Rage Against the Machine will be finishing their run at Madison Square Garden on August 11, 12 and 14 and 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.

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

“Please contact your point of purchase for refunds to any headline shows.”

Now, Rage’s only 2022 live dates are those at New York’s Madison Square Garden; the rest of their tour will continue in 2023.

Reading & Leeds have responded with the following, so stay tuned…

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