Rise Against announced a July 14th release date for their eagerly anticipated seventh studio album The Black Market on Interscope Records.
The Black Market focuses on the cost of self-awareness. "Rise Against has always been a political band, but also a personal band," says Tim. "We've always had songs that have a foot in both worlds. This album is a lot more introspective to me." The intensely melodic strains of the first single: "I Don't Want To Be Here Anymore" is a case in point - riding a huge chorus and speaking of universal themes of entrapment and escape.
After 15 years, and six incendiary albums, Rise Against have become one of the most successful, challenging and revered punk rock bands on the planet. Rise Against have sold four million albums globally across their last four releases - with 2011's Endgame debuting at number one in Germany and Canada, and number two on the U.S. Billboard album chart.
RISE AGAINST have already announced several new shows in support of The Black Market including performances at all three Riot Fests in Toronto, Chicago and Denver and the Made In America festival in Los Angeles. More tour dates will be announced, including for UK and Europe, very soon.
RISE AGAINST are:
Tim McIllrath - Vocals/guitar
Zach Blair - Guitar
Joe Principe - Bass
Brandon Barnes - Drums