Punk rock band Rise Against last released a new CD (Appeal to Reason) in October of 2008, but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy and keeping their fans in the forefront of their minds. Which is why today they released an uncensored version of the video for their song “Re-Education (Through Labor)”.
For frontman Tim McIlrath, creating connections to the band’s audience is of paramount importance — regardless of size, scenes, or musical styles.
“It’s still about reaching people, putting what we’re giving into these people, making them think and challenge the ways of thought, creating conversation and dialogue and putting new ideas forth for people to consider,” says McIlrath. “And when you have a bigger fanbase, that’s even more fun to do because all of a sudden your voice is louder. Now you have a bigger bullhorn than you actually have. It’s exciting and fun … it’s just a question of what are we going to do when we’ve been given the privilege that we’ve been given.”
Well, one of the things they’re doing is the aforesaid re-release of “Re-Education (Through Labor)”. As the band explains on the official Rise Against website: “As we wrap up the Appeal To Reason run, we went back and checked out some of the footage from our first video of the record, ‘Re-Education (Through Labor)’, and found lots of cool parts that didn’t make it into the final cut. So our man Kevin Kerslake went back to give us a slightly different edit.”
Click here or on the below graphic to see the new cut, and catch Rise Against all across the globe at various shows and festivals during the summer as follows:
04/24/2010 – Mexico City, DF, Mexico Foro Sol/Autodromo Hermanos Rodriquez
05/22/2010 – Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/23/2010 – Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
06/02/2010 – Jylland, DNK Skive Festival
06/04/2010 – Nuremberg, DEU Rock Im Park Festival
06/05/2010 – Bielefeld, Germany, DEU Ringlokschuppen
06/06/2010 – Nurburging, DEU Rock Am Ring
06/13/2010 – Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival
06/17/2010 – Gothenburg, SWE West Coast Riot
06/18/2010 – Zurich, CHE Sonisphere Festival
06/19/2010 – Prague, CZE Sonisphere Festival
06/21/2010 – Budapest, HUN Dürer Festival
06/22/2010 – Zagreb, HRV T-Mobile INmusic Festival
06/23/2010 – Vienna, AUT Open Air
07/08/2010 – Bilbao, ESP Bilbao BBK Live Festival
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