In 2009 the State of Arizona passed the highly controversial immigration bill known as SB 1070. A public backlash ensued.

Known for being outspoken on human rights issues, Rise Against stood in solidarity with those who supported the Sound Strike movement. Sound Strike was a collection of artists who swore off playing live concerts in Arizona. The goal was to raise awareness for the injustices they believed the law would bring against immigrants.

Recently, that ban has been lifted and artists are inking deals with venues all over the state. Rise Against has announced that they’ll Flagstaff and Tempe as part of their North American tour. According to the band, 100% of the proceeds from the Flagstaff show will be donated to the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. The organization’s mission is to assist those detained by Immigration and Customs in Arizona.

Rise Against will set out on tour beginning September 11 in Quebec, head down into the Mid-West, turn around to go back up the West Coast before ending the tour in Edmonton, Canada in October. Tickets go on sale Thursday, May 24th at 10am PDT via Ticketmaster.

Tour support will include The Gaslight Anthem, NOFX and Authority Zero on various dates.

9/11 Quebec City, QC Agora Port de Quebec
9/12 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
9/13 Ottawa, ON CE Centre
9/16 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
9/17 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
9/20 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
9/21 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheatre**
9/24 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/25 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
9/27 Flagstaff, AZ The Orpheum -The Florence Project benefit show ***
9/28 Tempe, AZ Tempe Beach Park
9/29 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
10/1 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
10/2 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort Theatre
10/4 Victoria, BC Save on Foods Memorial Centre
10/6 Calgary, AB BMO
10/7 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Expo Centre

**Gaslight Anthem will NOT be on this date
** NOFX will be on this date
***Gaslight Anthem and Hot Water Music will NOT be on this date
***Authority Zero will be on this date

-Jay Tilles, CBS Local


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