Rise Against Line Up New Leg for Spring Tour

Chicago punk band Rise Against will spend a good part of the first half of this year on the road, and had previously announced dates starting later this month that will feature support by A Day to Remember and The Menzingers. Now the band has announced a second leg of the tour that will take place this Spring and kick off April 15 in San Diego. The band will play 18 dates on the new leg, and the tour will run through May 10 when it concludes in Toronto. Along the way, the band will cover a good deal of America, playing cities like Boise, Idaho; Birmingham, Ala.; Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C. and Pittsburgh. Once again, A Day to Remember will provide support, but the Menzingers will be replaced by the Pennsylvania band Title Fight.

The previously announced first leg of the tour will begin January 17 in Austin, Texas and run through February 5 in Fairfax, Va. Other cities the group will visit on this leg include New Orleans, Chicago and Lowell, Mass.

Rise Against’s most recent record is Endgame, which is the band’s sixth album and was released last March. Endgame debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the highest chart position to date in the group’s 13-year career. The band formed in 1999 under the name Transistor Revolt, but the name was changed to Rise Against in 2001 after releasing one EP. The band first signed to Fat Wreck Chords record label, before signing to Dreamworks Records in 2004. That label shut down in 2005, and Endgame was released on DGC and Interscope Records.

“Satellite,” the third single from Endgame, has recently been making a run on the Billboard charts. Released in November of last year, the song has been making a slow climb and currently is at number 17 on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and 24 on the Billboard Rock Songs chart. Both numbers represent the song’s peak position on each respective chart.