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Chicago rock band Rise Against to play Halifax July 2

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The always energetic Chicago-based rock entity Rise Against will perform in support of their latest release The Sufferer & The Witness in Halifax with special guests Silverstein, Comeback Kid and 2 Cents at the Cunard Centre (961 Marginal Road) on Monday, July 2 at 7 p.m.

Always evolving artistically, Rise Against’s fourth album The Sufferer & The Witness combines elements of spoken word, expanded balladry and faster, louder and harder rhythms. Rolling Stone said the album, “…beefs up the Chicago quartet's ass-kicking thwack: With even more shout-along moments and topsy-turvy action, it's rousing, tightly wound and could be the album of the summer for anybody who needs a good yowl in their lives.? Alternative Press said, “…no one plays melodic punk better than Rise Against...?

Influenced by ‘80s hardcore and ‘90s indie-rock, Rise Against flew out of the gates in 2001 with their debut album The Unraveling. Less than two years later, they released their sophomore effort Revolutions Per Minute. Shortly afterwards, the band signed with Geffen records to record their third album Siren Song for the Counter Culture. Known for their exhilarating live show, Rise Against went on to share the stage with acclaimed acts such as Alexisonfire, Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion.

Embarking on their first ever headlining tour of Canada this summer, Rise Against will visit nine cities from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. They recently completed Canadian tours with rock ‘n’ roll mainstays Billy Talent and Moneen.

Tickets are $28 in advance and $33 day of show (including tax) and are ON SALE NOW at all Ticketpro outlets; charge by phone 1-866-908-9090, or online at www.ticketpro.ca and www.geg.ca. Major credit cards accepted and service charges apply.

This will be all ages show with a licensed area. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets for Flip the Switch must be exchanged in advance, no later than Friday, June 29.

For more information on Rise Against, visit www.riseagainst.com

Other artist web links:

Silverstein: www.silversteinmusic.com
Comeback Kid: www.comeback-kid.com
2 Cents: www.2centsmusic.com

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