Rise Against will play the sold out Skyway Theatre on 9/23


Chicago hardcore band Rise Against released their latest album “Wolves” this year and is about to start a tour that will bring them to the Skyway Theatre on 9/23. The show is sold out, but do check the Skyway’s social media as small ticket blocks often are released the day of a show.

For the Chicago-based punk group, the creation of dialogue and discourse with listeners has allowed for a response and career trajectory that’s been overwhelmingly positive since the band’s launch over a decade ago. Doomsday scenarios are often predictive about an ending in life, revealing just what would occur if the world pushed itself to the brink of extinction. And the term “endgame” typically parallels such thinking, often evoking concepts of finality or termination. But for Rise Against, this particular endgame might just be their beginning. As the title of the band’s sixth full-length studio album—and the moniker of the album’s title track—Endgame is indicative of both a world that has run its course, and perhaps ushering in an entirely new start. “It’s about a dangerous time in civilization, the end of life,” says vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath. “What if the life that we’re living right now is this unsustainable bubble that cannot go on and perhaps does not deserve to go on? What if the world we created is a place that is so unnatural and ugly that it is a world that needs to come to an end, so that we could have a world that is better for everybody? It sounds very utopian, but it’s not about a perfect place, but maybe some of these things we’re doing, they need to come to an end.”

Tour Dates:

Sep 14 Abbotsford Centre Abbotsford, Canada

Sep 16 Grey Eagle Event Centre Calgary, Canada

Sep 18 Shaw Conference Center Edmonton, Canada

Sep 20 Burton Cummings Theatre Winnipeg, Canada

Sep 23 Skyway Theatre Minneapolis, MN

Sep 24 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO

Sep 26 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI

Sep 27 Rapids Theatre Niagara Falls, NY

Sep 29 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica Cleveland, OH

Sep 30 JJO Sonic Boom Janesville, WI

Oct 01 Louder Than Life Festival Louisville, KY

Oct 04 Pier Six Baltimore, MD

Oct 05 Stage AE Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 06 Stone Pony Summerstage Asbury Park, NJ

Oct 07 Self Help Fest Detroit, MI