Rise Against

Rise Against

Chicago punk-rock champions Rise Against are back to their potent political best with their fifth album ‘Appeal To Reason’, released on October 6th through Geffen Records.

A band renowned for their single-minded political outlook, ‘Appeal To Reason’ is an embodiment of the band’s feelings about the world around them. Nowhere is this more greatly channeled than on forthcoming single, ‘Re-education (Through Labour)’ - a powerful statement against the use of sweat-shops in the modern world supported by a controversial, hard edged video.

The influences of Rise Against are plain to see; the snarling, scathing commentaries on the world are a return to the days of the anti-movement leaders Black Flag, with the unhinged, heavy rhythms plainly evident on ‘Appeal To Reason’ reminiscent of Nirvana.

Never has the Rise Against message been more powerful – ‘Appeal To Reason’ is their rock manifesto - a statement of intent and a powerful message to the world.

Rise Against are also set to be unleashed on the UK for an 11-date tour in early 2009, the dates of which are below.

21st February Portsmouth Guildhall

22nd February Preston 53 Degrees

23rd February Hull University

24th February Leeds University

26th February Birmingham Academy

27th February Manchester Academy

28th February Sheffield Academy

1st March Glasgow ABC

4th March Norwich UEA

5th March Oxford Academy

6th March London Astoria