Watch Zack de la Rocha perform while sitting down after injuring leg at Rage Against The Machine reunion show

"Zack de la Rocha just gave a better performance while sitting than most artists give on their two feet"

During Rage Against The Machine’s second reunion show in Chicago last night (July 11), vocalist Zack de la Rocha appeared to injure his leg and, after leaving the stage for a short while, finished the rest of the set while seated.

According to reports on social media, de la Rocha sustained the injury during Rage Against The Machine’s fourth song ‘Bullet In The Head’.

Returning to the stage after a short break he said: “I don’t know what happened to my leg right now. Straight up, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this fucking shit going. I can crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for you all tonight,” before the band started ‘Testify’.


He then performed the rest of the set while sitting on an onstage monitor and when he did stand, it looked like he couldn’t put any weight on the leg.

The band are due to perform a second show at Chicago’s United Center tonight (July 12) as part of their lengthy Public Service Announcement tour. Rage Against The Machine have yet to comment on de la Rocha’s injury, or how it will affect the rest of the tour.



Earlier this week, Rage Against The Machine performed their first show in almost 11 years as they kicked off their Public Service Announcement Tour at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre on July 9.

During the show, they covered Bruce Springsteen and spoke out about Roe v. Wade being overturned with a video message that said “abort the Supreme Court”.

The band, who first announced their second reunion back in 2019, were set to kick the tour off in March 2020. Ongoing complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, however, forced the tour to be rescheduled several times over; the most recent pushbacks came in January and February, where half of the US leg was postponed from April to July, and the other half was pushed into 2023.

Among the band’s UK appearances will be headline slots at this year’s Reading & Leeds, as well as a massive outdoor show in Edinburgh. Find tickets for the band’s UK dates here, and North American ones here.