Joe Principe and Rise Against Release New Album, 'The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol 1'

Mourning In Amerika Tour With Special Guests AFI And Anti-Flag Kicks Off Tomorrow In Toronto
By BP Staff ,

Today,Rise Against released The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1(Virgin Records), which featuresreimagined versions of standout songs from the band’s discography – including “Faint Resemblance”from Rise Against’s2001 debut album, The Unraveling, “Audience of One” and the Platinum hit “Savior”from 2008’s Appeal to Reason,and several songs from the 2017 album Wolves, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Alternative, Top Rock and Hard Rock Albums charts. The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1is available HEREin digital, CD and vinyl formats.

The band will kick off the Mourning in Amerikatour tomorrow, July 28, with a concert at RBC Echo Beachin Toronto. Rise Against will be joined by special guests AFIand Anti-Flagon the North American run, which includes shows at Coney Island Amphitheatre in Brooklyn (August 1), Red Rocks Amphitheatre outside Denver (September 15) and Five Point Amphitheatre in Irvine (September 30). See below for itinerary and visit http://www.riseagainst.comfor ticket information.Rise Against willheadline 77 Festival in Montreal tonight.

When The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1was announced, Kerrang! predicted, “This will be amazing” and praised the stripped-down version of “House On Fire”as “gorgeous.” In the lead-up to the album’s release, Rise Against released visualizers for the newly recorded versions of “House On Fire,”“Like The Angel”and “Voices Off Camera.”Today, the visualizer for “Miracle”– a song that originally appeared on Wolves– was revealed. View the clip HERE.

For The Ghost Note Symphonies, Vol. 1, Rise Against met up withBill Stevenson and Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins CO, where they had recorded several previous albums with the producers. The band members – Tim McIlrath (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Zach Blair (lead guitar) and Brandon Barnes (drums) – and producers were united in their determination to take a fresh approach to the material.

“These are the songs that made us who we are. Doing a stripped-down version shines a little more of a spotlight on them,” says Tim McIlrath. “We asked ourselves questions like, ‘How can we reimagine this so that we’re not just playing the same song on acoustic guitars? What if we got a different instrument to play this part?’” The band was joined by musicians on a variety of instruments not typically heard on a Rise Againstalbum, including violin, viola, stand-up bass, and ukulele.

Whereabouts Unknown,a new 12” x 9” hardcover book created by photographer/ filmmaker Rob Fenn and the band, documents Rise Against’slegacy as a powerhouse live act that has kept its moral compass steady, using their international punk platform to speak out for social justice. Fenn chased the band all over the world, capturing the raw energy of Rise Against and their fans.

In addition to taking a look back at its history, Rise Againstis forging forward, recording new material. The band recently released the 7” single “Megaphone”backed with “Broadcast [Signal] Frequency.”The video for “Megaphone,”which can be seen HERE, was created in collaboration with the activist art collective Indecline.

(Albums that the original versions appeared on are noted in parentheses.)

1 The Violence (Wolves)

2 Audience Of One (Appeal to Reason)

3 Faint Resemblance (The Unraveling)

4 House On Fire (Wolves)

5 Like The Angel (Revolutions per Minute)

6 Miracle (Wolves)

7 Savior (Appeal to Reason)

8 Wait For Me (Endgame)

9 Far From Perfect (Wolves)

10 Voices Off Camera (Revolutions per Minute)

FESTIVAL DATES

07.27 | Montreal, QC | 77 Festival

08.10 | Rouyn-Noranda, QC | Osisko En Lumière

MOURNING IN AMERIKA TOUR w/ AFI and Anti-Flag

07.28 | Toronto, ON | RBC Echo Beach

07.29 | Portland, ME | State Theatre

07.31 | Worcester, MA | The Palladium

08.01 | Brooklyn, NY | Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island

08.03 | Uncasville, CT | Mohegan Sun Arena

08.04 | Philadelphia, PA | Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

08.05 | Asbury Park, NJ | The Stone Pony Summer Stage

08.07 | Raleigh, NC | Red Hat Amphitheater

08.09 | Niagara Falls, NY | Rapids Theatre

09.06 | Minneapolis, MN | Armory

09.09 | Nashville, TN | Marathon Music Works

09.11 | Austin, TX | Stubb’s BBQ

09.12 | Houston, TX | Revention Music Center

09.13 | Irving, TX | The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

09.15 | Morrison, CO | Red Rocks Amphitheatre

09.16 | Salt Lake City, UT | The Complex

09.17 | Garden City, ID | Revolution Concert House

09.19 | Bozeman, MT | Brick Breeden Fieldhouse

09.20 | Calgary, AB | Grey Eagle Event Centre

09.21 | Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Expo Centre

09.23 | Vancouver, BC | PNE Forum

09.24 | Seattle, WA | WaMu Theater

09.25 | Portland, OR | Crystal Ballroom

09.28 | Concord, CA | Concord Pavilion

09.29 | Santa Barbara, CA | Santa Barbara Bowl

09.30 | Irvine, CA | Five Point Amphitheatre

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