Rise Against Announce ‘Nowhere Generation’ U.S. Tour

2021-05-15

Rise Against pictured in black and white, featuring (from left to right) Joe Principe, Tim McIlrath, Zach Blair and Brandon Barnes.

Rise Against – Story by Scarlett Hunter, photo by Wyatt Troll

Chicago punk band Rise Against are plotting a summer U.S. tour behind their new album, “Nowhere Generation”

Another band is planning to come out of quarantine, as Rise Against have announced an extensive U.S. summer tour. The trek, called the “Nowhere Generation” tour, will kick off July 30 in New York City and run though an Aug. 24 date in Salt Lake City.

While some bands, such as Evanescence and Halestorm, are planning to tour closer to the end of the year, Rise Against’s tour is fairly early. That said, press release states that concerts will take place “primarily in open-air amphitheaters.”

“A year without live music in a time when we needed it most has been trying for all of us,” frontman Tim McIlrath said in a statement. “Live music has been missing from all of our lives for far too long. We can’t wait to fix that on the Nowhere Generation tour. It’s been a long year, and we have a lot to say about it.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public this Thursday (May 13) at 10 a.m. local time. For ticket information, head to RiseAgainst.com.

The “Nowhere Generation” tour is to promote Rise Against’s ninth studio album, “Nowhere Generation,” which marks the band’s first new album in four year. “Nowhere Generation” arrives June 4 via Loma Vista Records. The album’s debut single, the title track, is currently inside the top 15 on active rock radio.

Rise Against are known for their politically-charged music, and it appears “Nowhere Generation” is no exception. The new album, according to a release, offers “blistering, defiant punk rock, with outspoken lyrics that shine a light on today’s political and economic instability, the exponential escalation of citizen disenfranchisement, the blatant sell-out of the middle class, and the inequitable achievement of the American Dream.”

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