Rage Towards The Machine cancel UK tour – and are changed by The 1975 at Studying and Leeds festivals | Ents & Arts Information

Rage Towards The Machine have cancelled their forthcoming UK and European tour – forcing the Studying and Leeds festivals to interchange them with The 1975 simply two weeks forward of their headline slots.

The band – who solely lately returned to the stage after 11 years away – mentioned it was because of the well being of frontman Zack de la Rocha.

Whereas his actual damage just isn’t recognized, the 52-year-old singer injured his leg on stage in Chicago final month and has used a chair at gigs for the reason that incident.

In a press release, Rage Towards The Machine wrote: “Per medical steering, Zack de la Rocha has been suggested that the August and September 2022 UK and European leg of the Rage Towards The Machine tour can not proceed. It’s with nice disappoint that we announce this cancellation”.

The band mentioned they might be ending the final three days of their US tour at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York.

After that they mentioned: “Zack should return residence for relaxation and rehabilitation. The flights, journey time and rigorous schedule within the UK and Europe are merely an excessive amount of of a danger for a whole restoration.

“We’re sorry to all of our followers who’ve waited years to see us, and hope to Rage once more quickly.”

The message listed the cancelled gigs and mentioned refunds to any headline exhibits could be supplied to ticketholders.

Their exhibits in France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Poland, Croatia and the Czech Republic have been additionally known as off.

Matt Healy fronts The 1975, who have their fifth album out later this year
Matt Healy fronts The 1975, who’ve their fifth album out later this 12 months

The rock group, made up of Zack de la Rocha, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello, are finest recognized for the 1993 anti-authority anthem Killing within the Identify.

Shortly after the band introduced the cancellation, Studying and Leeds shared an up to date line-up, with the message: “We heard you. The 1975 will now be headlining #RandL2. Do not say we by no means deal with you.”

The 1975 additionally shared the up to date line-up.

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The pop group, made up of Matty Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald, haven’t performed reside within the UK since 2020.

Their fifth studio album is because of be launched later this 12 months.

The Studying and Leeds festivals happen from 26 to twenty-eight August.

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