This is disappointing news to say the least: RATM has called it quits…again. Rage Against the Machine had to cancel several dates of their reunion tour in 2022 because the lead singer, Zack de la Rocha, injured his left Achilles tendon, and they did not announce any new show dates. The band’s drummer, Brad Wilk, has now shared some sad news for fans in a recent statement, saying that the band will not tour or perform live again. He apologized to the fans who were looking forward to it and expressed his own wish for it to happen.
Wilk’s statement today comes after an interview with Tom Morello in March 2023, where Morello was asked about the possibility of rescheduling the tour. Morello said that the whole band would make a statement if there were any plans for future shows. He also mentioned that there was no news at that time. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in late 2023, but only Morello attended the ceremony. In his speech, Morello hinted that the other members of the band were not as excited about the induction as he was
Rage Against the Machine initially announced their reunion tour in 2019, but it was delayed multiple times due to the pandemic. When the tour finally started in July 2022, de la Rocha’s injury led to the cancellation of the remaining European and North American dates in 2023. In the same year, the band’s bassist, Tim Commerford, revealed that he was battling prostate cancer
The band’s decision not to tour again was confirmed by their drummer, Brad Wilk, in a recent post on Instagram.
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