Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello tackled by security at concert – Billboard

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello had a run-in with security during the rock band’s concert at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Saturday (July 23rd).

As seen in fan-captured video, midway through the band’s closing song “Killing in the Name,” the iconic guitarist was accidentally knocked down by a security guard running towards an unruly fan who ran sneaked onto the stage.

Rage frontman Zack de la Rocha – who was sitting out with a recent foot injury – continued to play the heavy protest track for a few moments before realizing there was a problem and stop the show. “Wait, wait, wait,” the rapper repeated, motioning for his bandmates to stop the performance.


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As the lights came on, Morello was seen getting up quickly with a smile on his face and telling the roaring crowd that he was unharmed in the incident. After the musician returned to the stage with his guitar, de la Rocha offered a few words of warning to other spectators with wild ideas about crashing the stage.

“Whoever gets wise like that, don’t try that again s-,” the frontman warned, as bassist Tim Commerford cut him off to ask what happened. De la Rocha continued, “Sorry, we’re cool, we love you all, but don’t do this!”

Morello then motioned for the band to restart “Killing in the Name” from the top, and Rage completed their 18-song set.

RATM’s long-running public service announcement tour with Run the Jewels kicked off July 9 at the sold-out Alpine Valley Music Theater in East Troy, Wisconsin, marking Rage’s first show in 11 years. The next stop on the trek is the KeyBand Center in Buffalo, New York on Monday, July 25.

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