(PCM) Rise Against are without a doubt one of the most successful punk rock bands in the world and seeing them perform live is always a sensory treat. The band are currently out on the road lending support to their amazing seventh studio album “The Black Market” and showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Vocalist Tim McIlrath, drummer Brandon Barnes, bassist Joe Principe, and guitarist Zach Blair give it their absolute all for each and every show, however their set a Carolina Rebellion truly stood-out, as there is just something about the energy of 80,000 fans gathered together in the spirit of music that made this one extra special, at least to me! We absolutely can’t wait to see what the band will bring to this year’s Rock On The Range coming up in Columbus, OH on May 15, 16, and 17th!
Later this summer the band will kick off a headlining tour which begins on July 17 Chicago and concludes on August 16 in Denver. Killswitch Engage and letlive will support on all dates and for all the U.S. dates on this summer tour Rise Against is working with Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) to donate $0.50 per ticket to environmental and civil rights non-profit organizations. Rise Against will announce these donations once they’ve happened so check the band’s website for updates.
We had a chance to sit down with Rise Against lead guitarist Zach Blair to chat about changes in the music industry, the band’s upcoming headlining tour and more!
Photography credit: Mike Sievila