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Rise Against will be Hitting NZ Roads in February 2018

Friday 14 July 2017

Rise Against will be Hitting NZ Roads in February 2018

American melodic hardcore Rise Against will be hitting Christchurch and Auckland for their New Zealand Tour featuring Californian rock group SWMRS.

Tim McIlrath, Zach Blair, Joe Principe and Brandon Barnes will play their 7-date Australasian tour in celebration of their chart-topping studio album 'Wolves'. With featured singles like 'The Violence' and 'House On Fire', the influence of the US presidential election can be heard all throughout the album. The tour follows a hugely successful run of sold-out shows in December 2015 and an unforgettable stadium tour as Foo Fighters' special guests.

"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."

"No one can doubt Rise Against's passion for what they do, and their ability to put on a wild show." - Reverb Online

"Wolves is an appealing combination of catchy songs and thoughtful, passionate lyrics." - Loudwire

"Rise Against area a band of epic proportions. Seamlessly combining political statements with punk rock that has lent itself to the rare integration into the mainstream acceptance for the past 16 years." - Vulture Magazine

In Australia alone, the band have achieved more than 200,000 album sales, thanks to hits such as 'I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore' and 'Help Is on the Way' and albums 'The Sufferer and the Witness' (2006), 'Appeal To Reason' (2008), 'Endgame' (2011), and 'The Black Market' (2014).

Don't miss Rise Against's visceral live performances and feel the beat of their music in February 2018.