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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Accidentally Tackled by Security Guard During Gig

After several postponements due to COVID-19, Rage Against the Machine are finally in the midst of their long-awaited reunion tour, kicking off the run of North American dates earlier this month. The tour has not been without hiccups: singer Zack de la Rocha injured his leg during the band’s show in Chicago and has been sitting for performances since.

On Saturday night (23rd July), during the band’s show in Toronto, guitarist Tom Morello was accidentally knocked over by a security guard who was attempting to stop a stage diver while the band played ‘Killing in the Name’.

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello Tackled by Security

The incident sent Morello to the floor and hanging over the edge of the stage. De la Rocha paused the show until Morello re-surfaced and gestured that he was okay. After de la Rocha discouraged any more potential stage divers (“Sorry, we’re cool, we love y’all, but don’t do that”) the band launched back into ‘Killing in the Name’.

The band played their first show in 11 years in Wisconin earlier this month. The tour continues around North America until mid-August when the band will head to the UK and Europe, before a second US run in February of next year. No Australian dates have been announced.

During the first show of the tour, the band shared a message on the screen behind them as they played that read “Abort the Supreme Court.” It came after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and the band had previously announced plans to donate almost half a million dollars to reproductive rights organisations.

Further reading

“Don’t Deny Who You Are In What You Do” – Tom Morello On Riffs, Protest Music & The Future Of The Electric Guitar

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