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101WKQX Announces The Nights We Stole Christmas Lineup feat. Queens Of The Stone Age, Rise Against, Run The Jewels

posted by Oscar September 25, 2017

Yooooo, shout outs to 101WKQX! Summer festival season may be over, but thanks to Chicago’s dope Alternative station, we have some great shows to look forward to at the end of the year!

101WKQX have announced the lineup for their annual concert series, The Nights We Stole Christmas and it has Chicago’s own Rise Against plus Foster the People and Queens Of The Stone Age all headlining!

Taking place at the Aragon Ballroom the weekend of November 30th, night 1 will see Rise Against with Papa Roach and Night Riots closing things off; night 2 has Sir Sly and Cold War Kids opening for Foster The People; and finally on night 3 (my personal favorite lineup) will have Biffy Clyro + Run The Jewels + Queens Of The Stone Age. I want to go to there…

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Rise Against Announces Fall 2017 Headline Tour

posted by Oscar May 8, 2017

Rise Against have announced that they will be extending their time on the road this year thanks to a Fall 2017 headline tour in support of new album, Wolves.

The North American headline tour will kick off on September 14 at Abbotsford Centre in Abbotsford, BC and will continue to shows in cities like Minneapolis, Baltimore, and finally in Asbury Park (October 6). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, May 12. Every pair of tickets for the upcoming fall headline dates includes a physical copy of the band’s new album, Wolves. See below for itinerary and on sale information.

The Chicago band will be supported by Pierce The Veil and White Lung for the Fall 2017 tour.

Tickets go on-sale this Friday 5/12 at 10am local time at www.riseagainst.com/tour.

*Baltimore pre-sale + on sale begins the week of 5/15 and Abbotsford goes on sale 5/13. Continue Reading

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Rise Against and Deftones Announce Co-Headlining Summer 2017 Tour

posted by Oscar February 6, 2017

Summer 2017 is shaping up very nicely, thanks to today’s announcement that Rise Against and Deftones are hitting the road together for a co-headlining tour. The bands will join forces this summer for 21-date tour of North America, which kick off onJune 9 in Chicago, IL at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island. It will include shows at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, NY (June 13), Starplex Pavilion in Dallas, TX (June 27) and Concord Pavilion in Concord, CA (July 6). See below for itinerary.

“Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder. After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones & Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017,” said Rise Against. Thrice will feature as special guests, while Three Trapped Tigers along with Frank Iero and The Patience will support on select dates.

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Rise Against Announce North American Summer 2015 Headlining Tour

posted by Oscar April 6, 2015

Rise Against 2015 Tour

Rise Against will be hitting the road this summer for a North American summer headline tour in support of their seventh studio album The Black Market. The tour kicks off July 17th at the FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, IL and will finish off on August 16th at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver, CO.  Killswitch Engage and letlive will be the supporting acts on all dates. Tickets for most shows go on sale later this week, visit www.riseagainst.com for on sale dates.

For all the U.S. dates on this summer tour Rise Against is working with Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) to donate $0.50 per ticket to environmental and civil rights non-profit organizations.  Rise Against will announce these donations once they’ve happened so check the band’s website for updates.

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KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2014 Lineup feat. System of a Down, Smashing Pumpkins, U2

posted by Oscar November 11, 2014

KROQ - Almost Acoustic Christmas 2014

Without a doubt, one of the best shows towards the end of each year is KROQ’s annual “Almost Acoustic Christmas” and 2014 is no different. The iconic LA-area radio station pulled out the big guns and enlisted a star-studded collection of bands including U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and a reunion of System of a Down (!!!).

Some of the other bands playing the mini-fest include Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, Walk the Moon, Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

The concert will be held at the Forum in Inglewood, California on December 13th and 14th. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, November 14th at 12:00pm PT. Prices range from $75.00 – $150.00. Go to KROQ’s website for more info.

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Riot Fest 2014 Aftershows feat. Rise Against, The Hold Steady, Andrew W.K.

posted by Oscar August 14, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Riot Fest 2014 (Chicago) is just a month away so as we gear up for the fest, the organizers have announced their aftershows lineup to get the partying going from Sept. 11-14.

Some of the bands performing at aftershows for the fest include Rise Against, Bad Religion, The Hold Steady, Primus, Andrew W.K. (DJ Set) and others. The shows will be hitting venues like the Aragon Ballroom, Concord Music Hall, Double Door, and Cobra Lounge, among others.

See the full lineup, and their daily breakdown, in the poster above. Tickets ON SALE NOW: http://riotfest.org/chicago-official-shows/

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Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago Daily Lineup

posted by Oscar July 24, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Daily Lineup

One of our favorite music festivals, Riot Fest, has today announced the daily lineup for Riot Fest & Carnival 2014 Chicago. The fest will take play Friday, 9/12 to Sunday, 9/14 at Humboldt Park. Friday will see acts like Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Slayer and The Offspring. Saturday has The National, The Flaming Lips, the Wu-Tang Clan, The Orwells and Skaters. Finally, Sunday’s lineup boasts The Cure, Weezer, Cheap Trick, Andrew W.K. and ShowYouSuck.

The image above shows the entire lineup so you can see when bands like Pussy Riot, GWAR, Metric, Taking Back Sunday, The Used, and Dashboard Confessional will be playing.

Buy your single day and 2-day tickets here:http://goo.gl/SVgQ5k

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Made In America Los Angeles 2014 Lineup feat. Kendrick Lamar, Rise Against, Chance The Rapper

posted by Oscar May 22, 2014

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Earlier today we got the lineup for the Philly leg of  Budweiser’s Made In America festival, and now we have the LA roster and it’s damn good. Getting top billing on this lineup are Kendrick Lamar and Rise Against, while other big acts featured on this include Weezer, Sublime w/Rome, Metric, ScHoolboy Q, and our dude, Chance The Rapper. Other noteworthy names hitting the city of angels are John Mayer, Juanes, Imagine Dragons, Cypress Hill, Rita Ora, Yg, and Ab-Soul.

Tough part now is deciding which one’s a better lineup, this one or Philly’s

The LA leg of the Jay Z-curated fest will hit Grand Park on Labor Day Weekend, August 30th-31st.

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Riot Fest 2014 Lineup feat. The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan

posted by Oscar May 13, 2014

Riot Fest 2014

Another one of our favored festivals has finally unveiled their lineup for this year and it sure has delivered great names! The highlights for the 2014 edition of Riot Fest include huge names like The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Rise Against, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, The Offspring, Wu-Tang Clan, and Cheap Trick. Some of the other notable acts are Taking Back Sunday, Dropkick Murphys, Gogol Bordello, Dashboard Confessional, Andrew W.K., Skaters and The Orwells. Even long-time POD favorite, ShowYouSuck is on this! This lineup kicks ass!

Riot Fest Chicago will take place in Humboldt Park September 12, 13, & 14; tickets on sale at 8pm CDT: http://goo.gl/6yMNAS

For the Denver lineup (similar lineup with some overlap on the headliners) see here; tickets: On sale at 7pm MDT: http://goo.gl/Vog1FQ

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Riot Fest 2014 [Toronto] Lineup feat. Metric, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips

posted by Oscar May 6, 2014

Riot Fest 2014 Toronto

A lot of the major festivals have announced their lineups for this year and today we got the roster for Riot Fest & Expo Toronto. The lineup features Metric, The National, Rise Against, The Flaming Lips, and City and Colour. Some of the other acts hitting Toronto’s  Downsview Park between September 6 & 7 include Dropkick Murphys, Tokyo Police Club, New Found Glory, and Alkaline Trio. The fest will have 50 bands, hitting 4 stages, plus carnival rides, and more.

See the full lineup above. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 10th at 10 a.m EDT: http://goo.gl/QZnqtK

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Recap: Orion Music + More Festival

posted by Oscar June 13, 2013

As an avid festival-goer for a few years now, I’m slowly getting the hang of getting through multiple days of seemingly endless walking, expensive food/beverages, long waiting periods between sets, conflicting schedules and all the craziness that revolves around trying to get a spot towards the front of the stage. And while there are certain components that ring true no matter which festival you may be referring to, the beauty lies in the performances and the unique experience that goes with being one of the few people on Earth that are present for the awesomeness that is about to go down. The Metallica-curated festival, Orion Music + More, definitely delivered and I couldn’t have asked for it to have gone all that differently.

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Orion Music + More Lineup Announced

posted by Oscar February 25, 2013

Detroit festival, Orion Music + More, has announced their lineup for this year and they brought out some big guns. The festival, taking place at Belle Isle, Detroit, Michigan on June 8 and 9 of this year, will be headlined by Metallica and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Other notable bands that will be present include Rise Against, Deftones, Bassnectar and Foals.

The festival get its name from a badass instrumental by Metallica titled “Orion,” and will not only feature the bands listed before but it will also have a half pipe (provided by Vans), a custom car & motorcycle show, a house of horror, film screenings plus much more….

See the full lineup after the jump. Get your tickets now here: http://www.orionmusicandmore.com/tickets/