Chicago punk four-piece Rise Against have announced they will be heading down under in February 2018 for their biggest headline shows in our country to date.
The band’s February return is in support of of their chart-topping eighth studio album ‘Wolves’ which features singles The Violence and House On Fire, the influence of the US presidential election can be heard on‘Wolves’. “In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans,” says McIlrath. “But I realised … I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can’t exist, where xenophobia can’t exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don’t have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. Wolves isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice.”
Joining Rise Against for all shows will be special guests SWMRS. The Oakland, CA rock outfit have been pals since childhood, and after tours of the US and Europe in 2017 will head down under on their very first visit to our shores. Their album ‘Drive North’ was produced by FIDLAR vocalist Zac Carper. Check out the videos for D’You Have A Car? here and Palm Trees here.
With their visceral live performances, Rise Against are not to be missed!
RISE AGAINST TOUR 2018
WED 7 FEB
HBF Stadium, Perth (AA)
FRI 9 FEB
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (AA)
SAT 10 FEB
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (AA)
TUE 13 FEB
Hordern Pavilion, Sydnday (AA)
WED 14 FEB
Riverstage, Brisbane (AA)
SAT 17 FEB
Horncastle Arena, Christchurch (AA)
MON 19 FEB
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland (18+)