Rise Against Announce 2018 Australian Tour, SWMRS To Support


Come on, we all knew this tour announcement was coming!



Almost exactly a month on from the release of their latest album, ‘Wolves‘, Rise Against have announced their next returning trip Down Under. This time, they’ll be touching down in Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 with California’s loud and catchy rock n’ rollers, SWMRS (formerly known as Emily’s Army) who’ll be bringing out the noisy cuts from their 2016 LP, ‘Drive North‘, which is out now via Fueled By Ramen.

You can read my recent review of Rise Against’sWolves‘ right over here. Spoiler warning, it’s not very good – the album that is, not my review. And look, while I may not be that sold on their eighth record, Rise Against always put on a damn solid live show, merging the old songs and new material for a well-balanced set with tight performances. After all, the last time Rise Against toured Australia was in December 2015 for 2014’s so-so ‘The Black Market‘ and their Margaret Court Arena show in Melbourne with Outright HC and Clowns was an utter time and a half!

So, I can only assume that these 2018 dates will be just as fun too. Save the dates and get ’em while they’re hot, folks.



Frontier Members pre-sale begins on Thursday, July 13th at 12pm AEST and 2pm NZST, with it ending Friday, July 14 at 12pm AEST and 2pm AEST (or earlier if allocation exhausted). General Public goes on sale from next Monday, July 17th – Australia at 10am AEST and New Zealand at 12pm NZST. Synchronise your watches now. 

Check out the 2018 tour dates for Rise Against’s Australian headline tour below! Buy ‘Wolves’ here

Wed Feb 7th  HBF Stadium, Perth, WA (All Ages)

Fri Feb 9th – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA (All Ages)

Sat Feb 10th – Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)

Tue Feb 13th – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)

Wed Feb 14th – Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)

Sat Feb 17th  Horncastle Arena, Christchurch, NZ (All Ages)

Mon Feb 19th – Logan Campbell Centre,  Auckland, NZ (18+)

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