Rise Against Surprise Release New EP “Nowhere Generation II”, Premiere “Last Man Standing” Video

Rise Against have digitally released a new EP titled “Nowhere Generation II.” The effort, which will also be available on cassette on July 15 and on vinyl on October 28, features the following tracks: “The Answer,” “Last Man Standing,” “This Time It’s Personal,” “Pain Mgmt,” and “Holding Patterns.” You can find an official video for “Last Man Standing” below:

Director Ryan Valdez said the following about the new video:

“‘Last Man Standing’ was a way of expressing some frustration with our world in regards to exploitation, public alienation and human inequality. As you see in the video, we are fed through this race of survival. Only to be taken down, regardless of our success or efforts. Almost as if the game was rigged, designed to set us up for failure.”

Frontman Tim McIlrath added:

“I think of Rise Against as dystopian art. Like any good dystopian art endeavor, you’re singing about the world and what it might be like if we keep going down the road we’re going down. It’s the inevitable conclusion of what would happen if we keep making the same decisions. That’s what dystopian art is designed to do, to make you realize that and inspire you to make some changes. ‘Last Man Standing’ is looking down that road and trying to paint a picture of what it looks like.”

Rise Against Cancel Immediate Live Dates After Members Of Their Touring Party Test Positive For COVID-19

Rise Against have cancelled their immediate live dates due to some positive COVID-19 cases within their touring party. The band issued the following statement:

“Some unfortunate news… We have just learned of some positive COVID-19 cases in our touring party. As a result, we’re going to have to cancel tonight’s show in Edmonton, as well as tuesday’s show in Seattle. Refunds for both shows will be available at point of purchase. For the shows we missed this run, we’ll look to get back to you all as soon as we can. Stay safe out there, and we hope to see you soon.”

Rise Against Share New Interactive Video For “Talking To Ourselves”

Rise Against have shared a new video for their song “Talking To Ourselves.” The interactive clip “features evolving and cryptic transmissions for fans to discover via QR codes.” The track appears on the band’s latest album “Nowhere Generation.” Director Ryan Valdez commented:

“The intention behind the video was to yet again shed light on us as a society and to expand on the feeling that we have progressively lost our humanity. In our video, the QR codes represent little windows to the world outside of our bubbles, only to be dismissed and swiped onto the next event. It feels so bleak. Heartbreaking headlines are so disposable and just another hashtag buried in the news of celebrity gossip and trending dances. As we watch and Tim sings ‘Are we talking to ourselves,’ I hope it reminds us to be human, listen, speak up and do better.”

Stick To Your Guns To Replace Rotting Out On Rise Against & Pennywise’s April North American Tour

Rotting Out have dropped off their upcoming tour with Rise Against and Pennywise due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Stick To Your Guns will now be taking their place. Here’s the dates for that run:

04/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Music Center
04/12 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/14 Winnipeg, MT – Canada Life Centre
04/16 Calgary, AB – Big Four Roadhouse
04/17 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
04/19 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
04/21 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
04/22 Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater

Rise Against Announce Summer North American Tour With The Used & Senses Fail

Rise Against have announced a headlining North American tour. The Used and Senses Fail will open.

Tour Dates:

07/15 Las Vegas, NV – Zappos Theater (no The Used)
07/16 Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl
07/17 San Diego, CA – Petco Park
07/19 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/20 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
07/22 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no The Used)
07/23 Vancouver, BC – PNE
07/24 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheatre
07/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoor
07/27 Denver, CO – Levitt Pavilion
07/29 Albuquerque, NM – Villa Hispana
07/30 Oklahoma City, OK – Criterion
08/01 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
08/02 San Antonio, TX – Tech Port Center
08/04 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
08/05 Myrtle Beach, SC – House Of Blues (no The Used)
08/06 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheatre
08/08 Norfolk, VA – NorVa (no The Used)
08/09 New York, NY – Rooftop @ Pier 17
08/12 Boston, MA – Roadrunner
08/14 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/17 Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion
08/18 Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre

Rise Against Announce April Shows With Pennywise & Rotting Out

Rise Against have announced some April shows with Pennywise and Rotting Out. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

12/10 Chicago, IL – 101 WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas
04/01 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
04/03 Laval, QC – Place Bell
04/04 Ottawa, ON – TD Place
04/06 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
04/07 London, ON – Budweiser Gardens

With Pennywise and Rotting Out:

04/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Music Center
04/12 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/14 Winnipeg, MT – Canada Life Centre
04/16 Calgary, AB – Big Four Roadhouse
04/17 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
04/19 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
04/21 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
04/22 Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater

Rise Against:

05/21 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
06/08 Kralovske Vinohrady, Czechia – Prague Summer Festival
06/09 Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
06/10 Derby, UK – Download Festival
06/11 Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/14 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park Open Air
06/15 Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
06/23 Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/24 Antwerpen, Belgium – OLT Rivierenhof
06/25 Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air Festival
06/27 Milano, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
06/29 Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest

Rise Against Share New Performance Video For “Talking To Ourselves”

Rise Against have shared a new performance video for their song “Talking To Ourselves.” The clip was released to promote the band’s new live EP “Nowhere Sessions,” which will be available on November 12. Tim McIlrath commented:

“‘Talking To Ourselves’ is about watching yourself and the people around you fall into complacency. Despite your best efforts to get people’s attention, it feels like no one is listening. Sometimes we feel the urge to do something crazy, to disturb the peace, to jostle the world around us awake. Our actions might be seen as out of the ordinary, but they are acts of desperation when all else failed.”

Rise Against To Release New Live EP “Nowhere Sessions”

Rise Against will be releasing a new live EP titled “Nowhere Sessions” on November 12. The cover art and track listing for that effort can be found below:

“Nowhere Sessions” Track Listing:

01. “Talking To Ourselves”
02. “Broken Dreams, Inc.”
03. “Fortunate Son” (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
04. “Nowhere Generations”
05. “Hybrid Moments” (Misfits cover)
06. “Savior”

Tim McIlrath said the following about the EP:

“Our songs take on so many different patinas when we play them live or strip them down. In some ways, every time we play it is different. It was fun to document one of those sessions and we’re excited to share it with the world.”

The effort’s first single, a live version of “Talking To Ourselves,” can be found below. McIlrath added the following about that song:

“‘Talking To Ourselves’ is about watching yourself and the people around you fall into complacency. Despite your best efforts to get people’s attention, it feels like no one is listening. Sometimes we feel the urge to do something crazy, to disturb the peace, to jostle the world around us awake. Our actions might be seen as out of the ordinary, but they are acts of desperation when all else failed.”

Rise Against Premiere “Talking To Ourselves” Video, Band To Be Honored With “Rise Against Day” In Chicago

Rise Against have premiered a new video for their new song “Talking To Ourselves.” This track is from their new album “Nowhere Generation,” which will be released on June 4.

Tim McIlrath commented:

“I’ve never thought of our songs as ‘brave’ or ‘bold.’ I think of them as just common sense. When you feel that no one is listening to you, you tend to talk louder, and when you feel no one notices you, you start doing things to get their attention. That’s what this song is about.”

In other news, the band will also be honored with an official “Rise Against Day” in Chicago, IL on June 4. The proclamation was made by Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot. Furthermore, the group will be signing copies of “Nowhere Generation” at Reckless Records in Wicker Park on that day as well. They said the following about that:

“We’re taking over Reckless Records in Wicker Park to celebrate the release of Nowhere Generation with an Album Release Signing Event. The 1st 50 people to purchase the record will be treated to a special acoustic set from Tim. The 1st 250 in line will receive a limited edition pin set and poster. Everyone will have a chance to get their record signed by the band. Get there early and we’ll see you next week!”

Rise Against Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Rise Against have announced a summer U.S. tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Nowhere Generation,” which will be released on June 4.

Tour Dates:

07/30 New York, NY – Rooftop at Pier 17
07/31 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage
08/01 Philadelphia, PA – Skyline Stage at The Mann
08/03 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
08/04 Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/06 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
08/07 St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheatre
08/09 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
08/10 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
08/12 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
08/13 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater
08/15 Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
08/17 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
08/20 Las Vegas, NV – The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan
08/21 Irvine, CA – Five Point Amphitheatre
08/22 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
08/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex Outdoor

Tim McIlrath commented:

“A year without live music in a time when we needed it most has been trying for all of us. 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…”