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Rise Against performs at The Joint
Punk rock group Rise Against performed at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV on July 13, 2009 (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com)

Rise Against is from Chicago and consists of Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass guitar), Brandon Barnes (drums), and Zach Blair (guitar), all of whom are straight edge (excluding Barnes) PETA supporters and strict vegetarians.

Rise Against has released five studio albums, two EPs, and one DVD.  The band gained mainstream popularity with its first two releases, Siren Song of the Counter Culture (2004) and The Sufferer & the Witness (2006), which produced several high-charting singles, including “Swing Life Away”, “Prayer of the Refugee”, and “The Good Left Undone”. Their most recent studio album, Appeal to Reason, was released in North America on October 7, 2008, peaking at number three on the U.S. Billboard 200 and producing the singles, “Re-Education (Through Labor)”, “Audience of One” and “Savior”.

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against fans at The Joint
Rise Against fans at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com

Rise Against performs at The Joint
Rise Against performs at The Joint

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com