Rise Against announce 2021 Nowhere Generation Tour

Rise Against will be taking their new album Nowhere Generation on the road this year…

Rise Against announce 2021 Nowhere Generation Tour
Emily Carter

Rise Against have announced a U.S. headline tour for this summer.

The Chicago punks will be hitting the road in support of upcoming ninth album Nowhere Generation, with frontman Tim McIlrath enthusing: "A year without live music in a time when we needed it most has been trying for all of us. Live music has been missing from all of our lives for far too long. We can’t wait to fix that on the Nowhere Generation Tour. It’s been a long year, and we have a lot to say about it…"

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Speaking to Kerrang! last year about the impact of the pandemic on touring and music venues, "North America started the National Independent Venue Association – mostly in response to the fact that these venues are falling through the cracks of a lot of government assistance; they’re not being taken care of the way that a lot of [other] businesses are being taken care of. They really need extra attention, and we’ve been trying to contribute when we can, and to generate awareness around the issue of independent venues and their potential closing in this time.

"It’s hard, because there’s no shows, and so not only are the employees not getting paid, but the buildings themselves… how they’re going to weather this year is a really tricky balance for a lot of these venue owners – and especially independent venue owners. The bigger venues are hurting too, but a lot of them have more resources at their disposal, but the independent venues need the help. Right now, the National Independent Venue Association is trying to petition government to take venues seriously and treat them as what they are: these institutions of art and culture in everybody’s towns that mean a lot to people – they certainly mean a lot to us, and they mean a lot to our audience as well. These buildings are irreplaceable a lot of the time, too; as a band who have rolled around the world playing all these shows, you really come to appreciate those old venues. And then when you play a brand-new venue, it’s like, 'Oh yeah, you can’t just construct the charm that lives in an old venue.’ It’s not as magical – and so when I use the word 'irreplaceable’, I really mean it.”

Catch Rise Against on the Nowhere Generation Tour at the following:

July 2021

30 Rooftop at Pier 17, New York, NY
31 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ


1 Skyline Stage at The Mann, Philadelphia, PA
3 MECU Pavilion, Baltimore, MD
4 Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC
6 Tabernacle, Atlanta, GA
7 St. Augustine Amphitheatre, St. Augustine, FL
9 Avondale Brewing Company, Birmingham, AL
10 The Fillmore, New Orleans, LA
12 Bayou Music Center, Houston, TX
13 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, Austin, TX
15 South Side Ballroom, Dallas, TX
17 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, AZ
20 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
21 Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
22 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
24 The Complex Outdoor, Salt Lake City, UT

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