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Rise Against get personal, intimate and political at live-streamed House of Vans show

Rise Against played to a small, packed Brooklyn crowd on Monday, debuting songs from upcoming album Wolves and pleasing fans with classic tracks like “Savior” and “Hero of War” and “Re-Education (Through Labor).”

Brooklyn locals Dead Heavens opened the show, led by post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels, who is also in Vanishing Life with Rise Against’s Zach Blair.

The free show brought long lines to the Greenpoint, Brooklyn venue, and was the second of two House of Vans gigs. Last week, the band debuted additional new music at a Chicago show.

Throughout its career, Rise Against has kept its moral compass steady, using its international punk platform to speak out for social justice and that was a main talking point during the set. frontman Tim McIlrath linked today’s punk and hardcore music to folk protest songs of the Vietnam era before breaking out into “State of the Union” and a cover of “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Rise Against is releasing their new album, Wolves, on June 9 via Virgin Records. It was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon) and is led by the single “The Violence.”

About the album and shows, McIlrath told Brooklyn Vegan, “In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans. But I realised that I don’t only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can’t exist, where xenophobia can’t exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don’t have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. Wolves isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice.”

Setlist
Give It All
Black Masks & Gasoline
Satellite
Architects
Re-Education (Through Labor)
Wolves
Welcome to the Breakdown
The Violence
State of the Union
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
Everchanging
Survive
Prayer of the Refugee

Encore:
Hero of War (solo acoustic)
Blood-Red, White & Blue
Savior

Brian Benton
Brian is the founder and editor of Respect Your Youngers. He currently lives in New York City, and previously lived in St. Louis and San Francisco. He enjoys public transportation and coffee, and can be found online at brianfbenton.com

Rise Against get personal, intimate and political at live-streamed House of Vans show

Rise Against played to a small, packed Brooklyn crowd on Monday, debuting songs from upcoming album Wolves and pleasing fans with classic tracks like “Savior” and “Hero of War” and “Re-Education (Through Labor).”

Brooklyn locals Dead Heavens opened the show, led by post-hardcore legend Walter Schreifels, who is also in Vanishing Life with Rise Against’s Zach Blair.

The free show brought long lines to the Greenpoint, Brooklyn venue, and was the second of two House of Vans gigs. Last week, the band debuted additional new music at a Chicago show.

Throughout its career, Rise Against has kept its moral compass steady, using its international punk platform to speak out for social justice and that was a main talking point during the set. frontman Tim McIlrath linked today’s punk and hardcore music to folk protest songs of the Vietnam era before breaking out into “State of the Union” and a cover of “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Rise Against is releasing their new album, Wolves, on June 9 via Virgin Records. It was produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Deftones, Mastodon) and is led by the single “The Violence.”

About the album and shows, McIlrath told Brooklyn Vegan, “In many ways, a Rise Against show is a safe space for our fans. But I realised that I don’t only want to create safe spaces, I want to create dangerous spaces where misogyny can’t exist, where xenophobia can’t exist. I want to create spaces where those sentiments don’t have any air, and they suffocate: where those ideas die. Wolves isn’t about creating a safe space, it’s about creating a space that’s dangerous for injustice.”

Setlist
Give It All
Black Masks & Gasoline
Satellite
Architects
Re-Education (Through Labor)
Wolves
Welcome to the Breakdown
The Violence
State of the Union
Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)
Everchanging
Survive
Prayer of the Refugee

Encore:
Hero of War (solo acoustic)
Blood-Red, White & Blue
Savior

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