Following the successful run of their sold-out shows in 2015 and an unforgettable stadium tour as Foo Fighters’ special guests, the band will return in celebration of their chart-topping eighth studio album 'Wolves'. Featuring singles 'The Violence' and 'House On Fire' where the influence of the US presidential election can be heard.
Recorded in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones), Wolves smashed into the charts upon its release in June: hitting no. 5 in Australia's ARIA Albums Chart; no. 9 in the US Billboard 200 (and a trio of no. 1 debuts in the 'Hard Rock Albums', 'Rock Albums' and 'Top Alternative Albums' charts), and number 20 in New Zealand.
"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', 'Witness' (2006), 'Appeal To Reason' (2008), 'Endgame' (2011) and 'The Black Market' (2014).
Joining Rise Against will be American punk-rockers SWMRS who released their album 'Drive North' in 2016 (via label Fueled By Ramen).
Don't miss Rise Against's visceral live performances and feel the beat of their music in February 2018.