Rise Against ‘Give It All’ They’ve Got With Intense Performance In New York
Chicago punk rockers Rise Against are one of the most energetic bands you can see live -- and their fans rival that energy. With seven studio albums under their belt, the band is trekking around in promotion of their brand new album ‘The Black Market,' and fortunately, we caught them on Sept. 26 when they swung through New York City's Best Buy Theater.
They kicked off their set with forcefulness as they ripped through ‘Ready to Fall,’ ‘Give It All’ and ‘Re-Education (Through Labor).’ Frontman Tim McIlrath was overpowered vocally by fans who sang the words with just as much passion and precision as he did.
New tracks were played, like the single ‘I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore’ as well as an acoustic version of ‘People Live Here.’ The acoustic portion of the set also included the fan favorite -- and very sing-along-friendly -- ‘Swing Life Away.’
For die-hard fans, seeing Rise Against is an expressive and powerful experience. Not only do the songs pull at heart strings but the production and lighting of the show adds to the command of each song. Rise Against rounded out the night by performing one of their most notable tunes, ‘Savior.’
Support for the show included performances by the West Coast's Touche Amore and the young punk trio straight out of Missouri, Radkey -- made up of three teenage brothers. Check out our exclusive shots from the show below:
Rise Against -- New York City's Best Buy Theater