Rise Against Announce 2018 Australian Tour

UPDATE: Rise Against Announce New Support Acts After SWMRS Pull Out Of Australian Tour

ORIGINAL STORY: 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 Bare Bones, Pagan (Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) and Berri Txarrak (Adelaide)

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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