On Saturday August 7, punk rock band Rise Against will present their “Nowhere Generation Tour” at the St. Augustine Amphitheater.
On their new album, “Nowhere Generation,” which was released on June 4, the multi-Gold and Platinum band uses their flamboyant and aggressive punk rock and lyrics to shine the spotlight on “the social and economic deck that has been stacked against the youngest the pursuit of the American dream through the generations.
âThere is this idea that we are all raised on, believing that your generation will be a continuation of your parents’ generation – if not even a more fruitful era,â said singer, guitarist and lyricist Tim McIlrath. âAnd it looks like the American dream isn’t going the way it should for a lot of people. Young people don’t quite climb that ladder like they were in the past. I feel for this generation and think it is. is something that needs to be recognized. “
Lyrically, much of the band’s ninth studio album was inspired by listening to McIlrath’s young maidens and a community of fans, seeing firsthand the generation gap widening faster than ever before, while mired in chronic social, economic and political instability.
âOur hope on this record is to upset people, even if it makes you uncomfortable,â said McIlrath.
The band – McIlrath, Joe Principe (bass), Brandon Barnes (drums) and Zach Blair (lead guitar) – are sounding those alarm bells on the frankly outspoken songs from the new album that speak to a sea of ââdisenchanted young people with both struggles and solutions, while continuing to blur the lines between artful punk rock and melodic pop.
âNowhere Generationâ is Rise Against’s first release under a new deal with Loma Vista Recordings and comes three years after their 2017 blockbuster âWolves,â which became the group’s fifth consecutive record in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums charts.
“Nowhere Generation” was recorded at The Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado, under the tutelage of Jason Livermore, Andrew Berlin, Chris Beeble and longtime producer / engineer Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, The Descendents), who worked with the band on nearly all of their acclaimed releases since their second album, “Revolutions Per Minute” in 2003.
Tickets for Rise Against are on sale at the St. Augustine Amphitheater box office and online at Ticketmaster.com. The ticket office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The box office only accepts credit and debit card payments and all tickets are digital.