Nearly two years ago, Rise Against joined The Sound Strike, a coalition of Artists that have been committed to supporting the International Boycott of Arizona in the wake of the passage of the anti-immigration law SB 1070 and to raise awareness and opposition to the predatory and punitive treatment of immigrants in Arizona. With the Sound Strikes recent announcement of shifting strategies Rise Against will return to the state they last played with a show at Mesa Amphitheatre on July 14, 2009 with performances in Flagstaff and Tempe during their North American fall tour (see below for all fall tour dates).
The Flagstaff show on September 27th at the Orpheum Theatre is a special evening to raise funds and awareness for the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. 100% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Florence Project. “The Florence Project is extremely grateful to welcome Rise Against to Arizona to play in support of our mission and raise awareness about immigration detention, says Lindsay Marshall, Executive Director of The Florence Project. Nearly 400,000 immigrants are detained and deported each year and Arizona continues to be ground zero for immigration enforcement and detention. Thousands of immigrants are detained in rural prison facilities in our state and face complex legal proceedings without the right to free legal representation. The funds raised through this show will directly support the Florence Project’s work to educate all immigrant detainees about their legal rights, screen them for legal defenses to deportation, and support them in representing themselves in immigration court.” For more information on The Florence Project visit www.firrp.org or The Sound Strike at www.thesoundstrike.info.
To see the full statement from Rise Against about their return to Arizona, click here.
Below is a list of Rise Against fall 2012 tour dates. Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will support on all dates** except the September 27th Flagstaff benefit show where Authority Zero will be the only support. For more on Rise Against, visit their official site at www.riseagainst.com as well as their Facebook and Twitter.
9/11 Quebec City, QC Agora Port de Quebec
9/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/13 Ottawa, ON CE Centre
9/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
9/20 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre**
9/24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/25 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/27 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum -The Florence Project benefit show ***
9/28 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/2 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
10/4 Victoria, BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
10/6 Calgary, AB BMO
10/7 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Expo Centre
**Gaslight Anthem will NOT be on this date
** NOFX will be on this date
***The Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will NOT be on this date
***Authority Zero is support on this show