My summer is now complete. Thanks to altpress.com for the heads up!
Rancid & Rise Against just announced their tour dates finally. It looks as if Rise Against is headlining the tour and I can not say I am happy about that as I feel Rancid deserves to be the headliner. I am a huge fan of both and excited to see them live. Riverboat Gamblers will open the June dates and Billy Talent will open the July dates. Rise Against will be in support of their fifth studio album, Appeal To Reason.
Still though… RANCID!!! (yes, I am a huge fan) Their new album should be dropping soon too and I can not wait. Rancid was working with Bad Religion‘s Brett Gurewitz and both have expressed excitement in the new release.
Rancid has this to comment about their new album and tour on their website:
2009 is sure to be an exciting year for Rancid. Our good friend and producer Brett Gurewitz has finished mixing our new record set to release around spring of this year. We’ve all been working real hard along side Brett on this record and we are all real proud of how its turning out. We’re putting together some exciting stuff with this record that we can’t wait to share with you all. As it’s release comes nearer we will get you more details on everything we’ve been working on.
They also stated:
We will also be hitting the road hard this year. As you may have heard we’ve confirmed a 2 month North American Tour with Rise Against. This will be a great opportunity to play you some of our new songs live in addition to a mix of songs spanning the entire history of Rancid. We like to play a new set every night to keep it fresh and interesting for all of us! We like to do a little something from every Rancid record giving every night a unique show from the one before.
Rise Against had this to say earlier this year in regards to touring with Rancid (found on AbsolutePunk.net):
Few things are more exciting than watching Bush finally release America as his eight year hostage, but if anything could rival that news, it’s this: We are more than pleased to announce that we will have the honor of touring the US & Canada with punk rock legends RANCID this summer. If Tim Armstrong didn’t confirm it personally backstage in LA a few weeks ago, we wouldn’t believe it either.
(Dates in bold are dates I may be attending)
6/4 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
6/6 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
6/7 Calgary, AB Calgary Corral
6/8 Saskatoon, SK Prarieland
6/11 Denver, CO Red Rocks Ampitheatre
6/12 Kansas City, MO Beaumont Club
6/13 St. Louis, MO Pops (Outdoors)
6/15 Cleveland, OH Time Warner Cable Amp
6/17 Montreal, QC Parc Jean Drapeau
6/18 Quebec City, QC Agora
6/19 Ottawa, ON Civic Centre
6/22 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion
6/24 Detroit, MI Fillmore
6/26 Minneapolis, MN Myth
7/6 Seattle, WA WaMu Theatre
7/8 Reno, NV Reno Events Center
7/10 San Diego, CA Cricket Wireless Amp
7/11 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
7/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
7/14 Phoenix, AZ Mesa Arts Center
7/16 Dallas, TX Palladium Ballroom
7/17 Austin, TX Stubb’s
7/18 Houston, TX Verizon Wireless
7/20 Orlando, FL House of Blues
7/21 Orlando, FL House of Blues
7/23 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
7/24 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head
7/25 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
7/28 Boston, MA House of Blues
7/29 Boston, MA House of Blues
7/30 Buffalo, NY Agri Center
7/31 Toronto, ON Molson Ampitheatre
More dates will be announced soon.