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Rise Against Announce Two New Zealand Shows For February

Rise Against Announce Two New Zealand Shows For February

Monday 10th July, 2017 7:00AM

Chicago punk rock outfit Rise Against are bringing their visceral live show back to New Zealand for two headlines dates in February. Last here in 2015, the four-piece are returning off-the-back of their politically-driven eighth studio album, Wolves, which was released last month and was laid down in the right-wing hotbed of Nashville, Tennessee with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Mastodon, Deftones, Evanescence) right amid the presidential election cycle. Coming downunder for the ride will be special guests SWMRS, who hail from Oakland and recently unleashed their third studio album Drive North. Here are the tour details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Rise Against
With special guests SWMRS

Saturday 17th February, Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
Monday 19th February, Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

See below for ticketing information

Here's the lyric video for 'The Violence', plucked from Rise Against's latest album Wolves...

And here's SWMRS with their video for 'Palm Trees'...



Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce the return of Rise Against to Australia and New Zealand in February 2018. The politically-charged, punk four-piece will play seven shows – their biggest headline shows in our countries to date – in celebration of their chart-topping eighth studio album Wolves (out now via EMI Australia). Joining Rise Against in AU/NZ will be special guests SWMRS.

Tim McIlrath, Zach Blair, Joe Principe and Brandon Barnes will make their return following a hugely successful run of sold-out shows in December 2015 and an unforgettable stadium tour as Foo Fighters’ special guests. In Australia alone, the band have achieved more than 200,000 album sales, thanks to hits such as ‘I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore’ and ‘Help Is on the Way’ and albums The Sufferer and the Witness (2006), Appeal To Reason (2008), Endgame (2011), and The Black Market (2014).

Recorded in Nashville with Grammy-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones), Wolves smashed into the charts upon its release in June: hitting #5 in Australia’s ARIA Albums Chart; #9 in the US Billboard 200 (and a trio of #1 debuts in the ‘Hard Rock Albums’, ‘Rock Albums’ and ‘Top Alternative Albums’ charts), and #20 in New Zealand.

Featuring singles ‘The Violence’ and ‘House On Fire’, the influence of the US presidential election can be heard on Wolves. “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.”


Joining Rise Against in AU/NZ will be special guests SWMRS, who released album Drive North in 2016 (via label Fueled By Ramen). The Oakland surf-punk outfit have been pals since childhood, and after tours of the US and Europe in 2017 will head down under on their very first visit to our shores. Drive North was helmed by FIDLAR vocalist Zac Carper; earlier LPs were produced by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong (who happens to be the dad of drummer Joey). Check out track the video for ‘D’You Have A Car?’ here and ‘Palm Trees’ here.

With their visceral live performances, Rise Against are not to be missed!

with special guests SWMRS
Frontier Members pre-sale via

Begins: Thu 13 Jul (12pm AEST / 2pmNZST)
Ends: Fri 14 Jul (12pm AEST / 2pm NZST) 
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

AU Begins: Mon 17 Jul (10am noon local time)
NZ Begins: Mon 17 Jul (12pm NZST)

Wed 7 Feb - HBF Stadium | Perth, WA - (All Ages) -

Fri 9 Feb - Thebarton Theatre | Adelaide, SA- (All Ages) -

Sat 10 Feb - Margaret Court Arena | Melbourne, VIC - (All Ages) -

Tue 13 Feb - Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW - (All Ages)

Wed 14 Feb - Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD - (All Ages) -

Sat 17 Feb - Horncastle Arena | Christchurch, NZ (All Ages) - Ticketek

Mon 19 Feb - Logan Campbell Centre | Auckland, NZ (18+) -


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