Due to multiple events in the Precinct on this day, it is highly recommended that you allow for extra travel time when arriving to the venue.
Rise Against are set to return to Australia in February 2018. The politically-charged, punk four-piece will play Margaret Court Arena – their biggest headline show in Melbourne to date – in celebration of their chart-topping eighth studio album Wolves (out now via EMI Australia). Joining Rise Against 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).
Special guests Bare Bones will be joining Rise Against at all shows throughout Australia. Rolling Stone championed the band’s 2017 debut album Bad Habits as a “hit record of the genre”, while Killyourstereo included it in their Top 20 albums of the year. The Sydney five-piece have held their own on stage alongside acts such as Every Time I Die, Northlane, Black Label Society, Cancer Bats and more, while they also opened the main stage at Sydney’s 2015 Soundwave alongside Slipknot and Marilyn Manson.
Also joining Rise on tour are local Melbourne punkers Pagan. Pure power and vicious swagger, Pagan have spent an exuberant two-year existence building a cult attraction to their wild, ritualistic performances and bittersweet death rock and roll. In 2017, the four-piece won triple j Unearthed’s UNIFY Gathering competition, following it up with a spring tour alongside Clowns, and a slot on stage at Wollongong’s Yours and Owls festival. Pagan are currently in the studio, working on their debut album.
Frontier Touring would also like to advise that previously announced support act SWMRS will unfortunately no longer be touring.
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