Rage Against the Machine cancel Edinburgh gig over 'medical guidance'

The American band have pulled out of the Connect festival kick off after frontman Zack de la Rocha suffered an injury.

Rage against the Machine cancel Edinburgh festival gig over ‘medical guidance’ Connect Festival

Rage Against the Machine have cancelled their upcoming headline gig in Edinburgh following “medical guidance” issued to frontman Zack de la Rocha.

The band were due to kick off the capital’s Connect music festival at the Royal Highland Centre with support from Run The Jewels, The Last Internationale and Mercury Prize nominees Nova Twins on August 24.

However, de la Rocha, 52, suffered a leg injury during a performance in Chicago last month, briefly forcing him off stage before he returned to complete the rest of the gig while sitting on a stage monitor.

They initially planned to continue on with the Edinburgh show, part of a wider European tour, but said the “rigorous schedule” involved in the trip posed too much of a risk to his rehabilitation.

The remainder of the festival, which includes performances from Massive Attack, The Chemical Brothers and The National, is still slated to go ahead as planned.

Fans are urged to contact ticket providers for refunds.

“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,” a statement from the band read.

“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.”

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