Chicago's Rise Against has a number of European festival dates scheduled for the summer. This includes the Download Festival in England (with the Offspring and Motorhead among others) followed by the Greenfield Festival in Switzerland, and both the Hurricane and Southside Festivals in Germany.
The band may just be supporting their new record by the time these shows roll in. The follow up to 2006's The Sufferer & the Witness is expected sometime this year.
The band has also announced their addition to 2008's Warped Tour, having this to say:
After catching wind that this year's Warped has Pennywise, The Bronx, Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, The Vandals, GBH, St. Alvia Cartel, Street Dogs and a bunch more of our favorite dudes all planning late night BBQ's without us, we got pretty damn jealous. So we took a break from writing our new record and called up Kevin to see if he had any room left for us and our scooters, as long as we promised to finish our homework first. Even though we allegedly trashed a pool in Florida years ago on Warped, he agreed to have us back. We're not doing the whole thing because we sunburn easily, you know how it is. So, if you're on or near the West Coast, we'll see you in August. Stay hydrated, always swim with a buddy, and books; check 'em out…love Team Rise
All the dates for this year's Warped Tour can be found here.
|6/13/2008||Donington, UK||Download Festival|
|6/14/2008||Interlaken, Switzerland||Greenfield Festival|
|6/21/2008||Scheesel, Germany||Hurricane Festival|
|6/22/2008||Neuhasen, Germany||Southside Festival|