Rage Against The Machine Cancels Tour For Good Due to Heartbreaking Reason

Musician Tim Commerford (L) and singer Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine performs at L.A. Rising at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum on July 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California
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There is some really sad news for Rage Against The Machine fans. The band’s drummer Brad Wilk announced that the group has split up and their postponed tour has been canceled indefinitely. Previously, the band said that a new worldwide tour would take place in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. They played several shows in 2022 but canceled the remaining shows when singer Zack de la Rocha tore his Achilles tendon and needed to rest. In addition, the band’s bassist, Tim Commerford revealed that he has been living with prostate cancer.

Musician Brad Wilk performs at the concert to celebrate the premiere of "Sound City" at the Hollywood Palladium on January 31, 2013 in Los Angeles, California

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Wilk shared in a statement, “I know a lot of people are waiting for us to announce new tour dates for all the canceled RATM shows. I don’t want to string people or myself along any further. So while there has been some communication that this may be happening in the future… I want to let you know that RATM (Tim, Zack, Tom and I) will not be touring or playing live again. I’m sorry for those of you who have been waiting for this to happen. I really wish it was…”

Zack de le Rocha of Rage Against the Machine performs at Madison Square Garden on August 08, 2022 in New York City

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Guitarist Tom Morello was unclear in a previous interview when asked about the future of the band, who was just inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last November. Morello was the only band member to attend the ceremony and he said, “Rage Against the Machine is like the ring in ‘Lord of the Rings.’ It drives men mad. It drives journalists mad. It drives record-industry people mad. They want it. They want the thing, and they’re driven mad. If there are Rage shows, if there are not Rage shows, you’ll hear from the band. I do not know. When there is news, it will come from a collective statement from the band.”

Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine speaks onstage during the 38th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on November 03, 2023 in New York City

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This is the third time the band has broken up since its inception in 1991. They broke up almost a decade later in 2000 after de la Rocha left. Morello and Wilk joined Chris Cornell for the band Audioslave. Rage Against the Machine got back together in 2007 until 2011. Now it seems they have split for good.

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