1975 will make headlines for the Reading and Leeds festivals after Rage Against The Machine brought up a medical issue involving their leader.
The American rock band announced it was canceling its European tour on Thursday after Zack de la Rocha, 52, was told by doctors that he should not perform.
Their statement did not confirm the medical issue in question, but the singer injured his leg while performing on stage in Chicago in July.
Reading and Leeds will now mark the first time The 1975 has been watched live in the UK since 2020.
The band – Matty Healy, George Daniel, Adam Hann and Ross MacDonald – last covered the event in 2019.
Lead singer Healy teased the announcement on Instagram on Thursday by posting a clip from those performances.
Organizers have described the outfit, who have four number one albums, as “one of the bands that defined their generation with their distinctive aesthetic, passionate fanbase and approach to sound. unique bar”.
It comes as they prepare to release their fifth album Being Funny in a Foreign Language, scheduled for October 14.
Los Angeles-based metal rap band Rage Against The Machine rose to fame in the UK with its Christmas 2009 number one campaign for Killing In The Name.
Arctic Monkeys and rapper Dave are making headlines for the remaining two days at the event, which runs from August 26-28.
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