Say Your Goodbyes To Rage Against The Machine
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Drummer Brad Wilk announced today (Jan. 3) that Rage Against the Machine (RATM) will not be touring or performing live again. In a heartfelt statement, Wilk expressed gratitude to all the fans who have supported the band throughout the years.
Addressing the anticipation for new tour dates following the cancellation of previous shows, Wilk clarified that despite some indications of a possible future tour, the band, consisting of Tim, Zack, Tom, and himself, has decided not to pursue any more live performances.
Wilk writes in the caption of a statement that reads:
“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…”
Silence Surrounds Future Plans
As of now, no official statement has been released on any of Rage Against the Machine’s social media platforms or by any other band member.
In 2020, the band had initially announced their first tour in over a decade, but due to the pandemic, it was postponed by two years. The tour finally kicked off in 2022, but on the second stop, Zack de la Rocha, the frontman, suffered an Achilles tendon injury during a Chicago performance. Despite de la Rocha continuing to perform from a chair, the band eventually had to cancel the remaining tour dates.
This story is developing, and updates will be provided as more information becomes available.