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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Tackled By Security During Concert

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Tackled By Security During Concert

A fan rushed on stage, but it was poor Tom who ended up being knocked from the stage

Rage Against the Machine's lead guitarist Tom Morello was accidentally knocked off stage by a security guard who was chasing a stage-invader. 

The band were playing in Toronto, Canada, on Saturday (23 July) when an over-enthusiastic fan wearing a red t-shirt rushed onto the stage during 'Killing in the Name'. 

Footage of the incident shows security running after the fan - who managed to make a hasty exit from the stage before being collared. A security staff member then accidentally plowed into Morello and knocked him clear off the stage. Check it out:

The band carried on for a few seconds before lead singer Zack de la Rocha, who was having to perform while sat down due to an injury to his leg during an earlier show on their tour, said: “Hold up! Hold up! Hold up!” 

At this point Morello clambers onto a bit of equipment near the stage and gestures to let the crowd know he’s OK after his fall, much to their delight - and the band is able to continue with the song. 

You can check out the full video here

Rage are currently on tour for the first time in 11 years - they kicked off their return to the stage by erm… raging against the machine.

Don't worry - he was fine.

For their first performance of the tour, at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in Wisconsin, the band shared provocative messages on an onstage video screen while taking jabs at the US Supreme Court and the overturning of Roe v Wade. 

They channelled their rage into the videos with powerful imagery and hard-hitting messages that read: “Forced birth in a country that is the only wealthy country in the world without any guaranteed paid parental leave at the national level.

"Forced birth in a country where Black birth-givers experience maternal mortality two to three times higher than that of white birth-givers.

“Forced birth in a country where gun violence is the number one cause of death among children and teenagers.”

Another read simply: “Abort the Supreme Court.”

RATM had previously said they were ‘disgusted’ by the overturning and put their money where their mouth was, by donating $475,000 from ticket sales to reproductive rights organisations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

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Topics: Music, US News