Rise Against are heading back to Australia for their biggest tour yet, although you’ll have to wait until next year for the U.S. outfit to bring their eighth LP Wolves to Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Supported by Cali punk outfit SWMRS, Rise Against have a pretty specific goal in mind for the record and ensuing shows, walking a line between safety and danger.
“In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans,” says frontman Tim 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,” he adds. “Wolves isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice.”
Fans can immerse themselves in the album right now, which was released last month, and can check out dates and ticket details below.
Rise Against ‘Wolves’ Australian tour
Pre-sale for Frontier Touring members: 12pm AEST Thursday, 13th July
General sale: 10am local time Monday, 17th July
Wednesday, 14th February 2018 – Riverstage, Brisbane
Wednesday, 7th February 2018 – HBF Stadium, Perth
Friday, 9th February 2018 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, 10th February 2018 – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tuesday, 13th February 2018 – Hordern Pavillion, Sydney