Rise Against and Killswitch Engage team up for a tour across the States which brings a double dose of metal and punk to the masses.
Opening their set with, “The Great Die-Off” Rise Against put on a highly energized set in front of a legion of fans that had come out on a Tuesday evening to get a little rowdy. The band tore through a setlist that combined newer material off of their latest release The Black Market with older classics such as “Give It All,” “Prayer of the Refugee” and “Black Masks and Gasoline.”
They also slowed things down a bit for a two song acoustic set of “Hero Of War,” and “Swing Life Away,” before closing the evening with a rousing encore of “Dancing For Rain,” and “Savior.”
Direct support on this tour comes from Killswitch Engage, the Massachusetts based Metalcore outfit who themselves put on a fast and furious set highlighted by “A Bid Farewell,” “You Don’t Bleed for Me,” and “In Due Time.”
National Rock Review photographer Raymond Ahner was on hand to report.