Rise Against have announced plans to celebrate their tenth anniversary with a special hometown show in Chicago, IL at The Metro. Set for December 18th, the show will include fellow Chicago punk band The Bollweevils as well as Noise By Numbers.
The event has been dubbed "Songs from the Fat Years" and will accordingly feature songs from the band's two albums on Fat Wreck Chords, 2001's The Unraveling and 2003's Revolutions Per Minute. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Chicago's Intonation Music Workshop (IMW), a music education program that provides access to instruments, instruction, and performance opportunities for Chicago youth aged 6-17 in under-served neighborhoods.
Says Rise Against:
It's hard to believe it's been almost ten years since we first planted the seeds of what would eventually become Rise Against. To celebrate, we thought we'd dust off some songs we haven't played in awhile and bring them to our favorite venue in the city that gave birth to this band. Whether you're an old fan, a new fan of the old stuff, or in the dark about our Fat Wreck years, it promises to be a sweet night. If all goes well, we plan to make this an annual event in a different city with a different charity every year. Thanks for ten great years Chicago, onward!
The band released Appeal to Reason in 2008.