Rise Against Announce 2012 Tour Dates

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Chicago rockers Rise Against announced the first leg of their 2012 tour as new single ‘Satellite’ goes for adds at alternative rock radio. The tour kicks off January 17th at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas. A Day to Remember and The Menzingers will open all shows with Glassjaw joining the bill for the February 3rd show in Uniondale, NY.

Fan Club presale will take place November 8th at riseagainst.artistarena.com with public on sale to take place November 11th.

Below is the list of winter 2012 Rise Against headline dates:
January 17th Austin Music Hall Austin, TX
January 18th Illusion Theater San Antonio, TX
January 19th House of Blues New Orleans, LA**
January 21st UCF Arena Orlando, FL
January 22nd Township Auditorium Columbia, SC
January 24th Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA
January 26th Kent State University Kent, OH
January 27th UIC Pavilion Chicago, IL
January 29th Penn State State College, PA
January 30th Mid Hudson Civic Center Poughkeepsie, NY
February 1st Paul E. Tsongas Arena Lowell, MA
February 3rd Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY ***
February 4th Susquehanna Bank Center Camden, NJ
February 5th Patriot Center Fairfax, VA (on sale 11/18)

**A Day To Remember will not be on this show.
*** Glassjaw joins the bill

Rise Against ‘Satellite’ Video

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Rise Against are out with the music video to their new single ‘Satellite’, off the Chicago, Illinois punk rock group’s sixth studio album ‘Endgame’, out now on DGC / Interscope. The Marc Klasfeld directed video is dedicated to the loyal fans that have stuck by Rise Against throughout their entire career.

“We finished our new video for the song ‘Satellite’ and can’t wait to share with you because, well, it’s about you, our incredible fans,” the band stated. “As soon as we started playing this song live this year, it was amazing to see the audience react, come alive, and go nuts. So we thought that this video should be just that, pure and simple. We couldn’t film every single one of you, but we brought a camera crew with us to try to capture a few shows on our last tour. (Thanks for not killing our camera guy in the pit). The video will premiere exclusively at the Rise Against Facebook. Thanks to everyone who participated, you rule.”

Watch it via YouTube below.

Rise Against & Crew Safe After Pukkelpop Festival Stage Collapse

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Rise Against checked in with their Facebook fans after the stage collapse during the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium on August 18th, offering their thoughts to those injured and killed during the tragedy and reassuring those concerned that the band and crew made it through okay. The Chicago punk rock band, currently touring in support of their sixth studio album ‘Endgame’, write:

RA band and crew are all safe after storms collapsed multiple stages, canceling the Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium yesterday, leaving injuries/fatalities in its wake. Our hearts go out to everyone involved.

Tim McIlrath Discusses ‘Endgame’, Wisconsin, ‘I Hate Facebook’

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Rise Against lead singer Tim McIlrath called in to the Tom and Alex show on triple j to let them know how excited he is about the group touring Australia in July. Tim talked about the reaction to their new material at a recent concert, performing at a Wisconsin show protesting the governor’s public union bill with Tom Morello, adding something new to the conversation on their new album ‘Endgame’, and the song ‘I Hate Facebook’. Listen to the interview at abc.net.au.

Rise Against ‘Another Station: Another Mile’ DVD Preview

Rise Against’s DVD documentary, ‘Another Station: Another Mile’, will be released on October 5th, but the band is giving fans a look at one of the outtakes from the forthcoming DVD. The clip features frontman Tim McIlrath performing ‘Swing Life Away’ with Zoli Teglas of Pennywise/Ignite live in Hungary. Watch the outtake and the trailer via YouTube below.

Tim Mcilrath Discusses His Respect For Rancid

Tim Mcilrath of Rise Against joined Kevin Manno at the Q101 studios in Chicago for over an hour, playing some of his favorite songs, taking calls from listeners, and how much he loved touring with Rancid. “Those guys are the real deal,” Tim said of the veteran punk rock band. “So many guys sing songs and don’t walk the walk. This is a band that sings songs about brotherhood and friendship and punk music. They really are brothers, they really are friends. When you pull back the veil, they’re real guys. It was so inspiring as a guy who wants to be in a band the next 20 years to see these four dudes getting along, loving each other, loving the band, loving the music, and still be so real.” Watch

Rise Against ‘Savior’ Video

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Rise Against are out with the video to their new single ‘Savior’, off the Chicago, Illinois punk rock group’s fifth studio album ‘Appeal to Reason’, out now on DGC/Interscope. Watch the Kevin Kerslake directed video and making of footage via Vevo below the cut. (more…)

Rise Against Radio 104.5 Show Highlights

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Rise Against have footage back from their summer show in Philadelphia for Radio 104.5. “Definitely a tour highlight, we played outside at Festival Pier along the river this summer while on tour with Rancid,” the Chicago punk rock group write. “We barely managed to finish most of the set before the sky opened up and poured rain on the 5000 fans who were barely phased by it. Once again we passed out cameras to a handful of people in the crowd, and here’s what they came back with. Thanks Philly!” Watch the footage via MySpace below the cut. (more…)

Rise Against ‘Hero Of War’ Video Making Of

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Rise Against has posted footage from the making of the video for ‘Hero Of War’, the latest single from the punk rock group’s fifth album ‘Appeal to Reason’. “I think in a lot of ways, there’s a shock value to the song,” Tim McIlrath says in the video. “As soon as people realize unlike the title ‘Hero Of War’, the song isn’t necessarily glorifying a hero of war, but something different, there are people who are definitely miffed by that right away. It’s like, ‘This isn’t a song glorifying the army and my service to my country. F this song.’ Then there are soldiers who are like, ‘I can’t believe you wrote this song, it says exactly what I feel.” Watch it via YouTube below the cut. (more…)

Rise Against ‘Hero Of War’ Video

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Rise Against are out with the video to their new single ‘Hero Of War’, the third release off the Chicago, Illinois punk rock group’s fifth studio album ‘Appeal to Reason’, out now on DGC, Interscope. Watch the Meriert Avis directed video below the cut. (more…)