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|Current Tour:||2015 Tour|
|First Album:||The Unraveling (2001)|
A punk rock group from Chicago, Rise Against was formed in 1999. Musicians from the groups 88 Fingers Louie and Baxter decided to begin a new band. They released The Unraveling in 2001 and Revolutions Per Minute the following year. Later Rise Against albums included 2004's Siren Song of the Counter Culture and The Sufferer & the Witness in 2006. Early Rise Against members consisted of Joe Principe on bass as well as guitarist Dan Precision, drummer Brandon Barnes, and Tim McIlrath on vocals. Dan Precision left by 2001, and Todd Mohney replaced him. Rise Against has changed members several times since they formed, but no matter what, they remain popular. Rise Against brings their music and their messages around the world with tours to Australia, Europe, and the United States.
As of 2015, Rise Against members consisted of Tim McIlrath, Joe Principe, Brandon Barnes, and Zach Blair. With a punk and hardcore rock style, the band works with Geffen, a major record label. Rise Against hits include "This Is Noise," "Re-Education (Through Labor)," and "Prayer of the Refugee." A political group, many Rise Against songs address serious issues such as war, animal welfare, and the environment. The band is deeply aware of social issues. Rise Against supports PETA, the animal rights group, and as vegetarians they do not eat meat. People who care about politics, animal rights, and revolutionary thinking may want to check out Rise Against and listen to albums such as Appeal to Reason.
In October of 2008, Rise Against released their fifth album, Appeal to Reason. From the beginning, Appeal to Reason ranked high on the charts. One of the first hits from the album was the single "Re-Education (Through Labor)." Apparently, this song refers to labor violations in China, fitting in with Rise Against's history of writing political songs. Rise Against refuses to ignore world problems, preferring to face them head on and work for positive change with music and charity. Other songs from Appeal to Reason include "Long Forgotten Sons," "Kotov Syndrome," and "Savior." With Appeal to Reason, Rise Against broke into the mainstream.