Rise Against new album ‘Wolves’ debuts at No 1

Wolves, the new album from Rise Against via Virgin Records, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock albums charts. It is the band’s third album to debut atop these three charts, following 2011’s Endgame and 2014’s The Black Market. On the Billboard 200, Wolves bows in the top 10, marking the band’s fifth top 10 debut. The album charted in the top five in Canada, Germany and Australia.

Wolves was recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice in Chains, Deftones). In this feature, Forbes proclaimed, “Rise Against Keep The Tradition Of Great Political Bands Alive.” Kerrang awarded Wolves five out of five stars and noted, “The world may be getting worse, but Rise Against are still getting better.”Praising the album’s “fervent first single, Rolling Stone said, “‘The Violence’ is packed with jagged guitar riffs and rumbling drums that combine with Tim McIlrath punchy vocals to create a furious tension that finally bursts with a soaring chorus.”

The band’s summer co-headline tour with Deftones continues this week with a June 20th concert at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte, NC and a trio of Florida shows. Tickets for the run, which features special guest Thrice, are available at the group’s website.

Rise Against will headline Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Hall on July 13th and 14th and launch a North American headline tour with special guests Pierce the Veil and White Lung on September 14th. Tickets are on sale now. Every pair of tickets for the upcoming fall headline dates includes a physical copy of Wolves. See below for itinerary.

Rise Against & Deftones Co-Headline Summer Tour with Special Guest Thrice

6/20 – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/22 – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
6/23 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
6/24 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place Amphitheater
6/26 – The Woodlands, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
6/27 – Dallas, TX @ Starplex Pavilion
6/28 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
6/30 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
7/1 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheater
7/3 – Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
7/4 – Bend, OR @ Les Schwab Amphitheater
7/6 – Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
7/7 – Chula Vista, CA @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
7/8 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
7/9 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion

Rise Against – Summer Headline Shows

7/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall
7/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall

Rise Against – Fall Headline Tour

9/14 – Abbotsford, BC @ Abbotsford Centre
9/16 – Calgary, AB @ Grey Eagle Event Centre
9/18 – Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
9/20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
9/23 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
9/24 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
9/26 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Orbit Room
9/27 – Niagara Falls, NY @ Rapids Theatre
9/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
9/30 – Janesville, WI @ 94.1 JJO Sonic Boom
10/1 – Louisville, KY @ Champions Park – Louder Than Life Festival
10/3 – Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
10/4 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six
10/5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
10/6 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage

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