Rise Against Announces “Mourning In Amerika” Tour

Now that Spring has sprung, the summer tours are going to be coming at us at furious pace. This notice just arrived a short time ago and lines out the headlining plans of the band Rise Against. Dig in.

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The Press Release:
Rise Against will kick off their extensive North American Mourning In Amerika Tour with a headline performance at ’77 Montréal punk festival on July 27. The run, produced by Live Nation, will include a show at Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk in New York City (August 1), a concert with Fall Out Boy at Wrigley Field in the band’s hometown of Chicago (September 8), and an evening at Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver (September 15). Special guests AFI and opener Anti-Flag will perform at all headline shows. Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, March 30 at LiveNation.com. See below for itinerary.

The band won acclaim for its hard-hitting 2017 performances in support of its eighth studio album, WOLVES. Illinois Entertainer said, “the return of Rise Against feels more timely than ever.” Houston Press observed, “If any rock band could convince their fans to not bury their heads in the sand in 2017 America, it might just be Rise Against.”

WOLVES (Virgin Records) debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. Lead single “The Violence” topped the Mediabase Active Rock chart and the follow-up track, “House On Fire,” is currently in the Top 10 and climbing.

Rise Against – comprising Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar), and Brandon Barnes (drums) – recently wrapped up a tour of Australia and New Zealand and will embark on a European run in June.

The Tour Dates:
7/27 – Montréal, QC @ ’77 Montréal (festival)*
7/28 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach +
7/29 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre*
7/31 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium*
8/1 – New York, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
8/3 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
8/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
8/5 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summer Stage
8/7 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
8/9 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre*
8/10 – Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ Osisko En Lumieres Fest*
9/6 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
9/8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field (with Fall Out Boy)
9/9 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works*
9/11 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q*
9/12 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
9/13 – Dallas, TX @ Toyota Music Factory
9/15 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
9/16 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
9/17 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
9/19 – Bozeman, MT @ Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
9/20 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre +
9/21 – Edmonton, AB @ Edmonton Expo Center, Hall B +
9/23 – Vancouver BC @ PNE Forum +
9/24 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theater
9/25 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/28 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
9/29 – Santa Barbara, CA @ Santa Barbara Bowl*
9/30 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre

*not a Live Nation date; +on sale to general public beginning April 6 at 10am local time

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Truth be told I’ve never followed any of these three bands over the years and while that admission might surprise some of you considering how many concerts that I actually attend. With this run hitting my beautiful Brooklyn in early August, I am going to try and be there provided I am in town at the time. I’ve mentioned my usually taking a breather from our metropolis at some point during the summer so let’s see what happens. Should I go this will be the perfect chance to cross three bands off the list to see and add to my music coverage database. What about you readers? Are these three bands that you’ve enjoyed for any amount of time? Care to fill me in on what you think about this tour and what I’ve been missing out on for a while? You can do that down in the comments section below as always.

Official Websites:
Rise Against: http://www.riseagainst.com
AFI: http://afireinside.net/
Anti-Flag: http://anti-flag.com/

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