As Rise Against prepared to rock the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, Myspace went backstage to capture an intimate portrait of the band. Today (Oct. 3), Diffuser is excited to premiere ‘Five Minutes to the Stage’ with Rise Against in the video above.

“A lot of friends come out, these are the friends that make you nervous,” frontman Tim McIlrath says about playing in Los Angeles. “[These are] the people who have seen you play so many times.”

Beyond discussing the concert itself, McIlrath also opens up about his pre-concert warm-up regimen (it involves an acoustic guitar and songs -- not always his songs, though) as well as his deep appreciation for those fans who have stuck with the band since the beginning.

"Thank you for staying with us on this journey because I still feel like we’re doing something really meaningful," he says.

‘Five Minutes to the Stage’ presents Rise Against in a light many fans have never seen before -- it’s an intimate look behind-the-scenes with one of the biggest growing bands in the world, and it happens right before they take the stage.

Rise Against are currently on the road through the end of November. Get their full tour schedule here.