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Zack de la Rocha sustained a leg injury during Rage Against the Machine’s show in Chicago last night (July 11) that resulted in the singer performing the bulk of the setlist while seated.

Consequence reports de la Rocha’s injury happened just four songs into Rage’s set that resulted in a short break during which the singer exited the stage with help from nearby stage staff.

Fortunately, he was able to power through the injury and belted out the vocals while sitting on a stage monitor. Unsurprisingly, de la Rocha remained defiant telling the crowd in the United Center in the fan-shot footage below, “I don’t know what happened to my leg right now. Straight up, but you know what? We’re gonna keep this f—ing s— going. I can crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for you all tonight.”

 

de la Rocha would then be carried off the stage at the end of the show while flashing a peace sign to the crowd. As Consequence notes below, someone better reach out to Dave Grohl to potentially rent his epic throne from when he broke his leg after falling off stage back in 2015. A handful of people have even used it after Grohl, most notably Axl Rose.

Rage Against the Machine: Highlights/Setlist from Reunion Tour Kickoff

  • Setlist (Per Setlist.fm)

    1. “Bombtrack”
    2. “People of the Sun”
    3. “Bulls on Parade”
    4. “Bullet in the Head”
    5. “Testify” (with “Revolver” intro)
    6. “Tire Me” (First time live since 2008)
    7. “Wake Up”
    8. “Guerrilla Radio”
    9. “Without a Face” (First time live since 2008)
    10. “Know Your Enemy”
    11. “Calm Like a Bomb”
    12. “Sleep Now in the Fire”
    13. “War Within a Breath” (First time live since 2008)
    14. “The Ghost of Tom Joad” (Bruce Springsteen cover) (First time live since July 23, 2000)
    15. “Freedom” (with Township Rebellion outro)
    16. “Killing in the Name”

  • 'Bulls on Parade'

  • 'Bombtrack'

  • 'Know Your Enemy'

  • 'The Ghost of Tom Joad'

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.