Chicago punk rock group Rise Against have announced via their official website that they will embark on a nationwide headlining US tour with a very special guest. Punk rock legends Bad Religion will be supporting Rise Against throughout their cross-country trek.
Wait, this can't be right, Bad Religion playing under a band that they've been around over three times longer than? Yes, it's true. According to Rise Against, "We can't really believe it either, but we will be headlining a US tour this spring with the legendary Bad Religion. Best.Tour.Ever."
The tour will be in support of Rise Against's new album titled "Endgame", which is set to be released on March 15th. The first single, "Help Is On The Way", was released on January 25th and can be heard here. The song, acording to singer Tim McIlrath, deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
Bad Religion also recently released their latest album, "The Dissent of Man" in September of last year. This tour will also give them the opportunity to promote their new album.
Joining the two punk rock giants are Massachusetts-based pop-punk outfit Four Year Strong, who released their third studio album "Enemy of the World" in March of last year.
Tour dates are as follows:
4/5 Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint 4/8 La Jolla, CA @ RIMAC Arena 4/9 San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 4/11 Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Theater 4/12 Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theatre at Qwest Events 4/14 Magna, UT @ The Great Saltair 4/15 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium 4/16 Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium 4/19 Austin, TX @ Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater 4/20 Corpus Christie, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater 4/22 St. Augustine, FL @ St Augustine Amphitheatre 4/23 Boca Raton, FL @ Sunset Cove Amphitheater 4/25 Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues 4/26 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club 4/27 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live 4/29 Boston, MA @ House of BLues 5/2 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory 5/3 Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory 5/5 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 5/6 New York, NY @ Terminal 5 5/7 Cleveland, OH @ Nautica Pavilion 5/8 Champaign, IL @ Assembly Hall - University of Illinois 5/10 Sauget, IL @ Pop's Outdoors 5/11 Kansas City, MO @ Midland Theatre 5/13 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 5/14 Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom