Universal Music Canada

21 OCTOBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Rise Against today announced their new EP Nowhere Sessions, a live expansion of their acclaimed latest album Nowhere Generation, will be released on November 12th, 2021, via Loma Vista Recordings/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Inspired by the album’s success and this summer’s triumphant U.S. tour playing various sold-out amphitheatres and major festival stages nationwide, the EP captures and celebrates the anthemic intensity of the band’s renowned performances, shown here in peak form.

First single “Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions),” a live version of the band’s current radio single and one of three Nowhere Generation tracks featured on the EP, is out now; of the song, singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath says, "‘Talking To Ourselves’ is about watching yourself and the people around you fall into complacency. Despite your best efforts to get people’s attention, it feels like no one is listening. Sometimes we feel the urge to do something crazy, to disturb the peace, to jostle the world around us awake. Our actions might be seen as out of the ordinary, but they are acts of desperation when all else failed."

Listen to "Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions)" HERE: https://amzn.to/2Zej7Pq

Other songs on Nowhere Sessions include Rise Against’s 2009 breakout hit “Savior,” which has accumulated nearly 1 billion streams to date and held its place at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart for a staggering 65 consecutive weeks, as well as fiery covers of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” The EP also features a live version of their soaring, impassioned rock hit “Nowhere Generation” (the original climbed to #1 at Rock radio and #7 at Alternative radio, where it held in the Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks). "Our songs take on so many different patinas when we play them live or strip them down,” says McIlrath of the new EP. “In some ways, every time we play it is different. It was fun to document one of those sessions and we’re excited to share it with the world."

The Nowhere Sessions EP is now available for pre-save HERE: https://amzn.to/3B363t2

McIlrath and Zach Blair of Rise Against will next play three intimate U.K. album release shows in November in support of Nowhere Generation. The full band will close out 2021 by playing Chicago’s Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom on December 10th as part of WKQX’s The Nights We Stole Christmas festival. A current itinerary is below, including an initial set of 2022 live dates.

On Nowhere Generation, released in June, the multi-Gold and Platinum band draws a line in the sand with its blazing and aggressive punk rock and lyrics that shine a spotlight on the social and economical deck that has been stacked against our younger generations’ pursuit of The American Dream. The album debuted at the top of multiple Billboard charts with its first week sales (#1 on Rock, #3 on Top Current Albums, #3 on Vinyl, and the Top 40 of the Top 200), and has been earning the band great press from outlets including Revolver, Consequence, Brooklyn Vegan, Grammy.com, American Songwriter, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Kerrang!, and All Music, while June 4th was declared “Rise Against Day In Chicago,” the band’s original hometown.

Nowhere Sessions EP Tracklist:
Talking To Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions)
Broken Dreams, Inc. (Nowhere Sessions)
Fortunate Son (Nowhere Sessions)
Nowhere Generation (Nowhere Sessions)
Hybrid Moments (Nowhere Sessions)
Savior (Nowhere Sessions)

Rise Against tour dates:
11/15 - Leeds, U.K. - Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
11/16 - Brighton, U.K. - Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
11/17 - Kingston Upon Thames - Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
12/10 - Chicago, IL - 101 WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas
04/01 - Ville De Québec, Canada - Videotron Centre
04/03 - Laval, Canada - Place Bell
04/04 - Ottawa, Canada - TD Place
04/06 - Toronto, Canada - Scotiabank Arena
04/07 - London, Canada - Budweiser Gardens
06/09 - Nickelsdorf, Austria - Nova Rock
06/09 - 06/11 - Interlaken, Switzerland - Greenfield Festival
06/10 - Derby, U.K. - Download Festival
06/23 - Clisson, France - Hellfest
06/25 - Ysselsteyn, Netherlands - Jera On Air Festival
06/29 - Viveiro, Spain - Resurrection Fest

October 21, 2021 12:30pm ET by Pressparty  

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