Long promised & even more eagerly anticipated, Chicago punk rock heroes Rise Against have finally confirmed the first details of their tour plans in support of their forthcoming album The Black Market. The European stint of their tour will begin in November 2014, with support coming in the form of Californian punk rock peers Pennywise and their fellow Californian residents rockers Emily’s Army. The UK stint of the tour will include six academy shows kicking off in Sheffield and finishing up with a huge show at London’s Brixton Academy. Full tour details of both the UK and European shows can be found below:
Rise Against November 2014 UK Tour Dates w/ Pennywise & Emily’s Army
3rd – Sheffield – O2 Academy
4th – Glasgow – O2 Academy
6th – Birmingham – O2 Academy
8th – Manchester – O2 Apollo
9th – Southampton – O2 Guildhall
10th – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Rise Against Mainland Europe November 2014 Tour Dates w/ Pennywise & Emily’s Army
11th – Brussels, Belgium, Ancienne Belgique
13th – Amsterdam, NL, Heinekein Music Hall
14th – Paris, FR, Bataclan
16th – Frankfurt, DE, Festhalie
17th – Dusseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
19th – Hamburg, DE, O2
20th – Berlin, DE, Velodrom
22nd – Copenhagen, DK, Amager Bio
23rd – Stockholm, SE, Arenan
25th – Oslo, NO, Sentrum Scene
Prices and on sale dates are not currently confirmed – we will update this post when we know more.
Rise Against’s frontman, the often outspoken Tim Mcllath, has had this to say about their forthcoming album The Black Market:
“It’s a pretty simple and visceral escapist sentiment. It’s about not wanting to be in a place, physically or mentally. It’s something most of us have said to ourselves, if not aloud, at some point in our lives. Whether you feel you are being exploited or ignored or you can just imagine a better place, it’s about longing for that place and finally admitting to yourself that you aren’t content with you current situation. But it doesn’t have the answer either. It’s just the first step.”
Anyone who wants to part with their hard earned cash up front to pre-order the album can do so over at the band’s official website www.riseagainst.com where a variety of pre-order bundles are available. Anyone who chooses to get the album from iTunes will receive the single “I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore” along with a second song “The Eco-Terrorist In Me” straight away.
The Black Market will be released on Interscope Records on the 14th of July. A US tour with support from Radkey and Touché Amoré is also in the works beginning September 9th. For full details of the US tour please visit the Rise Against official website. Further updates from the Rise Against camp will appear here on Rock Sins in due course.