Brad Wilk Says Rage Against The Machine Will Not Tour Again

If you were hoping to catch Rage Against the Machine on another reunion tour, we’ve got bad news for you. According to drummer Brad Wilk, the band “will not be touring or playing live again.”

Wilk broke the news in an Instagram post on Wednesday (January 3rd) saying “I know a lot of people are waiting for us to announce new tour dates for all of 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 [Commerford], Zack [de la Rocha], Tom [Morello], and I) will not be touring or playing live again.”

He continues: “I’m sorry for those of you who have been waiting for this to happen. I really wish it was…”

Rage Against the Machine initially announced plans to reunite in 2019 but delayed the reunion due to the pandemic. The tour launched in summer 2022, but de la Rocha suffered a serious leg injury during the band’s second show. Though he worked through the pain on the first leg of the tour, the band was forced to cancel their European shows and the second leg of the US tour.

The rest of the band have yet to release a statement.

See Wilk’s post below.

Last year, Rage Against the Machine were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of its 2023 class alongside Missy Elliot, Kate Bush, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, George Michael, DJ Kool Herc, and The Spinners.

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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