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12 Nov
2012

Los Angeles rock radio station KROQ 106.7 announced the lineup for the 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas, Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012. Tickets are available online at Livenation.com/Ticketmaster.com only on Friday, November 16th at 12:00pm PST. Presale tickets are available to KROQ Street Team members at http://streetteam.kroq.radio.com/main.aspx

NIGHT 1 LINEUP
LINKIN PARK
RISE AGAINST
BUSH
GARBAGE
SLIGHTLY STOOPID
AWOLNATION
THE LUMINEERS
WALK THE MOON
THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE

NIGHT 2 LINEUP
THE KILLERS
JACK WHITE
FUN
M83
NEON TREES
PASSION PIT
GROUPLOVE
OF MONSTERS AND MEN
ALEX CLARE
IMAGINE DRAGONS

Proceeds from 23rd Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas to benefit the following charities:

Para Los Niños – Para Los Niños is a non-profit family service agency designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty and into brighter futures through positive educational
opportunities and support.

Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center – Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center provides a safe after-school environment where hundreds of boys and girls in South Central Los Angeles participate in tutoring, learn important social skills and are guided to succeed in school and enter college.

www.kroq.com

01 Jun
2012


Rise Against have just released a new tour announcement video for their upcoming run of North American shows, which includes their return to Arizona in celebration of the recent victory by the Sound Strike Coalition. The band will play in both Flagstaff and Tempe, marking their first shows in the state since July, 2009.

See below for full tour dates with support from The Gaslight Anthem, Hot Water Music, NOFX, and Authority Zero. To see the full statement from Rise Against about their return to Arizona, click here.

Tour Dates:
9/11 Quebec City, QC Agora Port de Quebec
9/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/13 Ottawa, ON CE Centre
9/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
9/20 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre**
9/24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/25 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/27 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum -The Florence Project benefit show ***
9/28 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/2 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
10/4 Victoria, BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
10/6 Calgary, AB BMO
10/7 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Expo Centre

**Gaslight Anthem will NOT be on this date
** NOFX will be on this date
***The Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will NOT be on this date
***Authority Zero is support on this show

18 May
2012

Nearly two years ago, Rise Against joined The Sound Strike, a coalition of Artists that have been committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the passage of the anti-immigration law SB 1070 and to raise awareness and opposition to the predatory and punitive treatment of immigrants in Arizona. With the Sound Strike’s recent announcement of shifting strategies Rise Against will return to the state they last played with a show at Mesa Amphitheatre on July 14, 2009 with performances in Flagstaff and Tempe during their North American fall tour (see below for all fall tour dates).

The Flagstaff show on September 27th at the Orpheum Theatre is a special evening to raise funds and awareness for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. 100% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Florence Project. “The Florence Project is extremely grateful to welcome Rise Against to Arizona to play in support of our mission and raise awareness about immigration detention,” says Lindsay Marshall, Executive Director of The Florence Project. “Nearly 400,000 immigrants are detained and deported each year and Arizona continues to be ground zero for immigration enforcement and detention. Thousands of immigrants are detained in rural prison facilities in our state and face complex legal proceedings without the right to free legal representation. The funds raised through this show will directly support the Florence Project’s work to educate all immigrant detainees about their legal rights, screen them for legal defenses to deportation, and support them in representing themselves in immigration court.” For more information on The Florence Project visit www.firrp.org or The Sound Strike at www.thesoundstrike.info.

To see the full statement from Rise Against about their return to Arizona, click here.

Below is a list of Rise Against fall 2012 tour dates. Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will support on all dates** except the September 27th Flagstaff benefit show where Authority Zero will be the only support. For more on Rise Against, visit their official site at www.riseagainst.com

Tour Dates:
9/11 Quebec City, QC Agora Port de Quebec
9/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/13 Ottawa, ON CE Centre
9/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
9/20 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre**
9/24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/25 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/27 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum -The Florence Project benefit show ***
9/28 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/2 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
10/4 Victoria, BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
10/6 Calgary, AB BMO
10/7 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Expo Centre

**Gaslight Anthem will NOT be on this date
** NOFX will be on this date
***The Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will NOT be on this date
***Authority Zero is support on this show

17 Feb
2012


Rise Against’s video for their Bob Dylan cover “Ballad of Hollis Brown” debuts today on Youtube, VEVO, MTV.com, VH1.com and fuse.tv. The track is featured on Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International which was released on January 24th. Watch here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=At-YPyVW9R8

“The Ballad of Hollis Brown” was about one farmer who falls on hard times,” says lead singer Tim McIlrath, “but I don’t think anyone from that time period could imagine how our entire agricultural system would fall on hard times. We wanted to make a video that would let the audience know that these problems aren’t exclusive to the time period Bob Dylan was singing about, and in fact they’ve grown exponentially. A farmer’s enemies aren’t just drought or floods anymore, they are now everything from over-powerful corporations to short-sighted immigration policies.”

NPR’s Ann Powers said of Chimes of Freedom and Rise Against’s contribution to the set “what I love about this set is the musical variety, and one strain is definitely punk bands picking up Dylan’s political fervor and one of my favorite examples is the band Rise Against (covering “Hollis Brown).” Entertainment Weekly singled out Rise Against in their review, “the best covers here come from the misfits (Kesha), the punks (check out Rise Against’s raging ‘Ballad of Hollis Brown’), the outsiders (Mexican pop star Ximena Sariñana’s excellent ‘I Want You’), and the radicals (‘With God on Our Side’ finds Somali-born Toronto rapper K’naan challenging American hawkishness as only a Canadian can).”

Rise Against recently wrapped up the first leg of a North American headlining tour and will head out again starting April 15th in San Diego, CA (see below for complete itinerary). A Day To Remember and Title Fight will join the bill. Rise Against ‘s current single “Satellite” is currently #9 at modern rock radio. The track is the third single to be released off Rise Against’s sixth studio album Endgame and follows previous top 5 rock radio singles “Help Is On The Way” and “Make It Stop (September’s Children).”

Catch Rise Against on their headline tour featuring A Day To Remember and Title Fight this Spring:

April 15th San Diego, CA Viejas Arena ** currently on sale
April 16th Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
April 17th San Jose, CA Event Center at SJSU
April 19th Kent, WA ShoWare Center
April 20th Boise, ID Century Link Arena
April 21st Salt Lake City, UT Saltair
April 23rd Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
April 26th Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
April 27th St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
April 28th Boca Raton, FL Sunset Cove
April 30th Tampa, FL Stadium Green Iguana
May 1st Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
May 2nd Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown
May 4th Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
May 5th Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
May 6th Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre
May 8th Syracuse, NY New York State Fairgrounds
May 10th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

06 Feb
2012

By Keeyahtay Lewis

Saturday night, Rise Against came to Susquehanna Bank Arts Center on their current tour. They brought The Menzingers and A Day To Remember along for support. I had heard great things about The Menzingers so I was looking forward to checking them out first hand, unfortunately I only heard a handful of songs. What I heard sounded good, but it is hard to judge properly from 2 songs.

Next up was A Day To Remember. I am a fan of this band but I honestly didn’t expect them to be that great live. Most bands who have a singer who screams and sings, I have found to not sound that great live. There has also been a lot of press about them lately, suing their record label, some fans are upset. So I went into this show with all this in the back of my mind. I will say right now, I was super impressed with how they sounded. They started the set with “The Downfall Of Us All” which was probably a perfect way to start. It got the crowd whipped into a frenzy right away. Susquehanna has a small pit in the front, and the rest of the place is filled with seats. Although the pit wasn’t that big, the audience made the most of it. Crowd surfing and going over the barrier right from the start.

“A Shot In The Dark”, “I’m Made Of Wax Larry, What Are You Made Of”, “My Life For Hire”, and “All Signs Point To Lauderdale” were next. Every song was a hit with the audience, and the energy on stage was matched note for note. Jeremy McKinnon was able to go from a throat shredding scream to a pretty great singinging voice pretty effortlessly. Guitar players Kevin Skaff and Neil Westfall traded solos and at times, vocals, while bass player Joshua Woodard and drummer Alex Shelnutt kept everything moving.

The energy was high for everyone on stage, and in the audience. Everyone ran back and forth making sure that every person in attendance, no matter where they were sitting, felt like they were a part of the show. McKinnon was all smiles, waving often to the crowd. He commented often about how much he hated the seats and the fact that not everyone could get as wild as he would have liked. They played all the fan favorites, “2nd Sucks”, “You Be Tails, I’ll Be Sonic”, “Homesick”,”Have Faith In Me” all sounded fantastic. At one point the band started throwing toilet paper rolls out into the crowd, and before long there was paper everywhere, flying through the air. They finished up their set with “The Plot To Bomb The Panhandle” which was a clear, old favorite, of everyone there. Before this song hundreds of balloons dropped from the ceiling while the stage exploded with huge streams of smoke and lights. Definitely ended on a high.

Rise Against were up next and the energy could be felt in the room. Flanked by 4 large screens set vertically along the stage, the band came out to pictures and messages that were already playing. The band is known for being a little politically charged and being active with Peta and animal rights organizations. Pictures flashed across the screen for a lot of the show that showed how important certain issues were for the band. They opened up with “Survivor Guilt”, “Ready To Fall”, and “Collapse.” Like ADTR Rise Against sounded fantastic live. Both bands were able to duplicate live, how great they sound on record. Singer Tim McIlrath keeps that grit in his voice that we are used to hearing, but never pushes it into the range where it sounds like he is losing control. Bass player Joe Principe and guitarist Zach Blair sounded great and helped out with backing vocals. And drummer Brandon Barnes kept everyone in time.

McIlrath spent some songs strapped to a guitar, but for the songs he wasn’t playing guitar on, he did his best to work the crowd. Like McKinnon of ADTR, McIlrath is a charismatic frontman who made a point of grabbing hands and connecting with the audience. Their set was rounded out with songs from all their albums and every song was met with screams. “The Good Left Undone”, “Drones”, “Paper Wings”, Prayer of the Refugee”, “Help Is On The Way”, “Blood to Bleed.” Everything sounded great. Tim came out and played a couple songs acoustically alone, “Audience of One” and the definite favorite, “Swing Life Away.” Before SLA he talked about how they were in NJ playing and he dedicated the song to his “brothers” in Thursday. He talked about how they came up playing shows together and how much the band will be missed.

The rest of the band joined him on stage for the rest of the set. “Make It Stop”, “Give it All”, “Midnight Hands”, and “The Strength To Go On” were all next in the encore. “Savior” was the last song, and it is definitely a personal favorite. 20 seconds in both the band, the lights, and the crowd went absolutely ape-shit.

I have to say, it was one of the best all around shows I have been to in a long time. Often it seems that the support bands are not as good as the headliners, but in this case, every band brought something special to the stage. Although Susquehanna is mostly seats, no one was sitting for any of the bands. I left there feeling great about what I just saw, and I know that I wasn’t the only one. I would definitely go see ADTR or Rise Against play again. It was the first time I had seen either band, but I doubt it will be the last. Great job guys, all around. Great job.

All photos courtesy of Keeyahtay Lewis. See more of his photos at DeadBoltPhotos.com

A DAY TO REMEMBER

RISE AGAINST

09 Jan
2012


Rise Against announce the second leg of their 2012 spring tour as new single “Satellite” climbs the alternative radio chart landing this week at #17. Previously announced dates are already on sale and will feature A Day to Remember and The Menzingers. Title Fight will replace The Menzingers on the second leg of the tour which kicks off April 15th at the Viejas Arena in San Diego, CA (see below for complete itinerary). Fan Club presale will take place January 10th at http://riseagainst.artistarena.com at 3pm local market time with public on sale to take place January 13th. For more information visit www.riseagainst.com.

Rise Against wrapped up 2011 with a webisode of live footage and still pictures recapping the band’s successful year of traveling around the world. Fans can watch the webisode available now. For more information on Rise Against and their upcoming tour, be sure to check out their official site, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Endgame is available on iTunes now

Tour dates featuring A Day To Remember and The Menzingers
*tickets available to general public now

January 17th Austin Music Hall Austin, TX
January 18th Illusion Theater San Antonio, TX
January 19th House of Blues New Orleans, LA** ADTR not on this show
January 21st UCF Arena Orlando, FL
January 22nd Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
January 24th Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
January 26th Kent State University Kent, OH
January 27th UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
January 29th Penn State State College, PA
January 30th Mid Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY
February 1st Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
February 3rd Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY ** GLASSJAW joins this show
February 4th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
February 5th Patriot Center Fairfax, VA (on sale 11/18)

Tour dates featuring A Day To Remember and Title Fight
*tickets available to general public starting January 13th

April 15th San Diego, CA Viejas Arena ** currently on sale
April 16th Bakersfield, CA Rabobank Theater
April 17th San Jose, CA Event Center at SJSU
April 19th Kent, WA ShoWare Center
April 20th Boise, ID Century Link Arena
April 21st Salt Lake City, UT Saltair
April 23rd Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
April 26th Birmingham, AL Verizon Wireless Music Center
April 27th St. Augustine, FL St. Augustine Amphitheatre
April 28th Boca Raton, FL Sunset Grove Amphitheater
April 30th Tampa, FL Green Iguana Stadium
May 1st Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
May 2nd Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown
May 4th Indianapolis, IN The Lawn at White River State Park
May 5th Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend Music
May 6th Pittsburgh, PA Trib Total Media Amphitheatre **currently on sale
May 8th Syracuse, NY New York State Fairgrounds
May 10th Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

07 Nov
2011

In an email to their fans, Rise Against today announced plans for a Spring 2012 US Tour. The tour will be in two separate legs. The Menzingers will be opening shows on the first leg. A Day To Remember will be direct support to Rise Against on all dates of the tour. An ArtistArena presale is available this week at http://riseagainst.artistarena.com. To access pre-sale tickets use: Username: riseagainst / Password: occupy

We now have confirmed tour dates!

January 17th Austin Music Hall Austin, TX
January 18th Illusion Theater San Antonio, TX
January 19th House of Blues New Orleans, LA**
January 21st UCF Arena Orlando, FL
January 22nd Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
January 24th Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
January 26th Kent State University Kent, OH
January 27th UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
January 29th Penn State State College, PA
January 30th Mid Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY
February 1st Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
February 3rd Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY ***
February 4th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
February 5th Patriot Center Fairfax, VA (on sale 11/18)

** New Orleans – A Day To Remember will not be playing

*** Nassau – Glassjaw join the bill for one special night

01 Nov
2011

RISE AGAINST has now released the official video for their new single “Satellite,” from their most recent album, Endgame. The video, which was directed by Marc Klasfeld (Foo Fighters, Against Me!, Katy Perry), is dedicated to the loyal fans that have stuck by Rise Against throughout their entire career. The band talked about the idea and inspiration behind the video saying:

“We finished our new video for the song “Satellite” and can’t wait to share with you because, well, it’s about you, our incredible fans! As soon as we started playing this song live this year, it was amazing to see the audience react, come alive, and go nuts. So we thought that this video should be just that, pure and simple. We couldn’t film every single one of you, but we brought a camera crew with us to try to capture a few shows on our last tour. (Thanks for not killing our camera guy in the pit). The video will premiere exclusively at the Rise Against facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated, you rule.”

For more information on Rise Against as well as updates from the band, make sure to check out their official site, www.riseagainst.com, as well as their Facebook and Twitter pages.

Pick up a copy of Endgame available on iTunes now.

25 Aug
2011

Rise Against is the next featured artist that the folks at Google want their Music Beta service listeners to fall in love with. Magnifier, Google’s new music discovery site, is offering Rise Against’s current single “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” for free for one week starting today! Simply go to Magnifier to download the track.

Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath wrote “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” in response to bullying, a topic he says really hasn’t been adequately addressed in the rock scene. Rise Against teamed up with the It Gets Better Project to create a video for the song that will open people’s eyes to the bullying of LGBT youth. Everyone going back to school in September should watch this video!

The “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” video is nominated in MTV’s first ever pro-social category for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards: “Best Video With A Message.” Other nominees in this category include Lady Gaga, P!nk, Katy Perry, Eminem featuring Rihanna and Taylor Swift. The 28 th Annual Awards Show Airing Live From Nokia Theater In Los Angeles On Sunday, August 28 at 9:00PM (Live ET/Tape Delayed PT)

To get “Make It Stop (September’s Children),” and other free songs, you need a Music Beta by Google account (if you don’t have an account, request an invitation). Head over to Magnifier, find the songs you want, click on the “Add free music” buttons and the tracks will be instantly added to your library in Music Beta.

Google’s Magnifier blog was introduced last week when they gave away two tracks from indie rock band My Morning Jacket. Magnifier is a new music discovery site that features great music and the people who make it, including videos of live performances, interviews with artists, explorations of different musical genres and free songs that you can add to your Music Beta collection.

www.riseagainst.com
www.itgetsbetter.org

04 Aug
2011

It’s not often that Rise Against is an opener at a show. The Chicago alternative punk rock band have been headlining tours since the release of their album Appeal To Reason nearly three years ago. This Saturday, however, the band didn’t mind playing before Muse and Rage Against The Machine at LA Rising. Check out photos from their set from our photographer Marcello Ambriz