Tom Morello recently opened up to RollingStone about Rage Against the Machine’s halted tour.
He told the outlet that after Zach de la Roca injured his achilles heel, he was still “more compelling as a frontman sitting on a box in the middle of the stage than 99 percent of the frontmen in the history of all time. “
He added that the band had to skip their world tour because of “Doctor’s orders. I don’t know all the details, but there’s dangers of flying. There’s danger of blood clots and all that. I wasn’t in the room. But it’s not the optimum care to be on the road with a newly-ruptured Achilles.”
The guitarist also cleared up some rumors about the tour regarding vaccination requirements and dynamic ticket pricing.
According to Morello, “No fans at any show in the history of Rage Against the Machine have ever had a vaccination requirement to be in the room. Ever.”
Additionally, all money raised through dynamic ticket pricing was given to charity. He told the outlet, “Every ticket for the show was $125 with the exception of about five to ten percent of tickets, which we did the dynamic ticket prices with, and gave away every cent.”
Morello continued, “Every penny over $125 went to charities in those cities. In New York City, we raised over a million dollars for activist organization charities. There was a total of about six or seven million raised on that tour in what was basically a Robin Hood tactic.”