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

Skindred, Alestorm, Red Fang, Etc. Added To 2022 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Download Festival. The event will take place in Donington Park, UK on June 10-12 and the updated daily lineups for each stage can be found below.

June 10:

Main Stage: KISS, A Day To Remember, Skindred, Black Veil Brides, Bury Tomorrow, Theory Of A Deadman, and Wayward Sons.

Second Stage: The Distillers, Airbourne, Lacuna Coil, Myles Kennedy, Skynd, and Ayron Jones.

Avalanche Stage: The Ghost Inside, Sleep Token, Normandie, Meet Me At The Altar, Kid Brunswick, As Everything Unfolds, and Press Club.

The Dogtooth Stage: Electric Wizard, Blues Pills, Red Fang, British Lion, Bokassa, Tempt, A.A. Williams, Dead Poet Society, Cellar Door Moon Crow, The Scratch, and Heriot.

June 11:

Main Stage: Iron Maiden, Deftones, Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Black Label Society, Monster Truck, Those Damn Crows, and The Raven Age.

Second Stage: Megadeth, Mastodon, Daughtry, Bush, Code Orange, Ice Nine Kills, Malevolence, Cassyette, and Dirty Honey.

Avalanche Stage: Funeral For A Friend, Creeper, The Faim, Grandson, Holding Absence, Loathe, Dragged Under, Salem, and Blackout Problems.

The Dogtooth Stage: Sepultura, Dying Fetus, Bleed From Within, Venom Prison, Will Haven, Higher Power, Dana Dentata, Banks Arcade, Dead Label, Death Blooms, and Temples On Mars.

June 12:

Main Stage: Biffy Clyro, Korn, Volbeat, Rise Against, Alestorm, Powerwolf, and Wargasm.

Second Stage: Steel Panther, The Darkness, Skillet, Baroness, Tremonti, Wednesday 13, Massive Wagons, The Last Internationale, and Control The Storm.

Avalanche Stage: Descendents, Boston Manor, Trash Boat, Spiritbox, Marianas Trench, Jamie Lenman, The Hara, Cemetery Sun, Dead Posey, and Static Dress.

The Dogtooth Stage: Myles Kennedy (acoustic set), Yonaka, Twin Temple, Fire From The Gods, Orbit Culture, Kill The Lights, Modern Error, Thick, Phoxjaw, Bimini, Anchor Lake, The Velveteers, and The Injester.

Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle, Volbeat, Etc. Nominated For 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on March 22 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song Of The Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “And So It Went”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Living The Dream”
  • Rise Against – “Nowhere Generation”
  • Volbeat – “Wait A Minute My Girl”
  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”

Rock Artist Of The Year:

  • Chevelle
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mammoth WVH
  • The Pretty Reckless

Best New Rock Artist:

  • All Good Things
  • Architects
  • Ayron Jones
  • Mammoth WVH
  • Zero 9:36

Alternative Song Of The Year:

  • Weezer featuring AJR – “All My Favorite Songs”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
  • All Time Low featuring Blackbear – “Monsters”
  • Machine Gun Kelly & Blackbear – “My Ex’s Best Friend”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Shy Away”

Alternative Artist of the Year:

  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Best New Alternative Artist:

  • Cannons
  • Clairo
  • Girl In Red
  • Måneskin
  • WILLOW

Best Comeback Album (Socially Voted Category):

  • Adele – “30”
  • Drake – “Certified Lover Boy”
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight”
  • Lorde – “Solar Power”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Star-Crossed”
  • Bleachers – “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”
  • ABBA – “Voyage”

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category):

  • Kacey Musgraves – “Fix You” (Coldplay)
  • Camila Cabello – “Good 4 U” (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Shawn Mendes – “Happier Than Ever” (Billie Eilish)
  • Tate McRae – “Heather” (Conan Gray)
  • Demi Lovato – “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John)
  • Lil Nas X – “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica)

Best New Pop Artist:

  • Giveon
  • Måneskin
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Tate McRae
  • The Kid LAROI

Rise Against, Coheed And Cambria, Pennywise, Etc. Set For 2022 Ufest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s edition of 98KUPD‘s Ufest. The event will take place at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ on April 24 and it will feature the following: Rise Against, Coheed And Cambria, Pennywise, Highly Suspect, Atreyu, DED, Plush, and Dropout Kings.

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

Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Smashing Pumpkins, Etc. Added To 2022 Welcome To Rockville Festival

More bands have been added to next year’s Welcome To Rockville festival. The event will take place at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL on May 19-22 and it will feature the following:

May 19: KISS, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, In This Moment, Black Label Society, Clutch, Down, Mammoth WVH, Bad Wolves, Fuel, Tetrarch, Ill Niño Shaman’s Harvest, Plush, Gemini Syndrome, Solence, Oxymorrons, and Moodring.

May 20: Korn, Breaking Benjamin, Megadeth, Seether, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Ministry, In Flames, Sevendust, Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, Don Broco, New Years Day, DED, Stick To Your Guns, Diamante, Archetypes Collide, and Death Tour.

May 21: Guns N’ Roses, Shinedown, Rise Against, Bush, Jerry Cantrell, Nothing More, Baroness, Dirty Honey, Alexisonfire, John 5, Saint Asonia, Sick Of It All, Agnostic Front, The Violent, Against The Current, S8nt Elektric, Afterlife, and Widow7.

May 22: Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Jane’s Addiction, Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, The Struts, Poppy, The HU, Spiritbox, Bones UK, The Chats, Lilith Czar, Poorstacy, Radkey, Motor Sister, Nova Twins, The Mysterines, and Aeir.