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Rise Against Announce 2018 Australian Tour

Written by Music Feeds on July 10, 2017

US rockers Rise Against have come good on their promise, today announcing that they’re returning to Australia for a huge tour in 2018.

The Tim McIlrath-led band will play five shows across Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane next year, occupying some of their biggest venues to date.

Californian outfit SWMRS will be supporting Rise Against at each of the shows. Check out all the tour dates, below.

By the time Rise Against touch down in the country next year, it’ll be just over two years since they last toured Australia and they’ll have their eighth album Wolves in tow.

The record was recorded in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz who has also worked with Foo Fighters and Alice In Chains.

“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.”

RELATED: Rise Against On ‘Wolves’ & Inspiring Political Conversations With Political Music

Gallery: Rise Against + Clowns, Outright – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne 2015 / Photos: Nikki Williams

Rise Against 2018 Australian Tour

Supported by SWMRS

Frontier Members pre-sale begins 12pm AEST Thursday, 13th July
Tickets on sale to general public 10am local time Monday, 17th July

Wednesday, 7th February 2018
HBF Stadium, Perth
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, 9th February 2018
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, 10th February 2018
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Ticketek

Tuesday, 13th February 2018
Hordern Pavillion, Sydney
Tickets: Ticketek

Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets: Ticketmaster

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