Rise Against

From19 January 2019to11 March 2019

Rise Against

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Possibly the only truly relevant Punk Rock band in mainstream music, Rise Against formed in the summer of 1999 and hail from Illinois, USA. Their melodic yet raging punk rock has given them several gold records in their home country and several sold out tours around the world.

The band should stand as living proof to punk rock purists that commercial success is not, and has never been, the same thing as selling out. Yes, the band’s sound is far more accessible today than the visceral hardcore of their early years.

However, if they were to take a cursory listen to the lyrics of any random song of theirs, they would be shocked to find that they are still as intelligent, profound and straight up angry as they ever were and this even stretches to the bands biggest hits.

Take songs like “Help Is on the Way”, “Savior”, “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” and “Prayer Of The Refugee” for example. These are polarising songs about difficult, yet very topical subjects that don’t shy away from taking a defined stance.

However the combined Youtube hits for those videos are, astonishingly enough, around 86 Million. This is a band that manages to plug the It Gets Better project, PETA and Amnesty International while filling arenas in their home country and large theaters and concert halls around the world.

To have a fully-fledged rock band with a message as vital as theirs playing on such a large scale the world over is a blessing that we haven’t had since the days of The Clash. With a tour schedule like theirs, it’s only a matter of time before they play wherever you are, and there are few bands out their more likely to change your life than the one and only Rise Against.

Saturday 19 January 2019

Rise Against

iHeartRadio ALTer EGO 2019

The Forum, Inglewood, CA, US

 

Saturday 09 March 2019

Rise Against

Download Sydney 2019

Parramatta Park, Sydney, NSW, Australia

 

Monday 11 March 2019

Rise Against

Download Festival 2019

Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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