Rise Against Announce New EP ‘Nowhere Sessions’

Rise Against today announced their new EP Nowhere Sessions, a live expansion of their acclaimed latest album Nowhere Generation, will be released on November 12th, 2021, via Loma Vista Recordings. Inspired by the album’s success and this summer’s U.S. tour playing various sold-out amphitheatres and major festival stages nationwide, the EP captures and celebrates the anthemic intensity of the band’s renowned performances, shown here in peak form. First single “Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions),” a live version of the band’s current radio single and one of three Nowhere Generation tracks featured on the EP, is out now; of the song, singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath says, “‘Talking To Ourselves’ is about watching yourself and the people around you fall into complacency. Despite your best efforts to get people’s attention, it feels like no one is listening. Sometimes we feel the urge to do something crazy, to disturb the peace, to jostle the world around us awake. Our actions might be seen as out of the ordinary, but they are acts of desperation when all else failed.”

Other songs on Nowhere Sessions include Rise Against’s 2009 breakout hit “Savior,” that held its place at #1 on Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart for 65 consecutive weeks, as well as fiery covers of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments” and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” The EP also features a live version of their soaring, impassioned rock hit “Nowhere Generation” (the original climbed to #1 at Rock radio and #7 at Alternative radio, where it held in the Top 10 for 10 consecutive weeks). “Our songs take on so many different patinas when we play them live or strip them down,” says McIlrath of the new EP. “In some ways, every time we play it is different. It was fun to document one of those sessions and we’re excited to share it with the world.”

Rise Against tour dates:
11/15 – Leeds, U.K. – Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
11/16 – Brighton, U.K. – Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
11/17 – Kingston Upon Thames – Nowhere Generation UK Album Release Event
12/10 – Chicago, IL – 101 WKQX The Nights We Stole Christmas
04/01 – Ville De Québec, Canada – Videotron Centre
04/03 – Laval, Canada – Place Bell
04/04 – Ottawa, Canada – TD Place
04/06 – Toronto, Canada – Scotiabank Arena
04/07 – London, Canada – Budweiser Gardens
06/09 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
06/09 – 06/11 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/10 – Derby, U.K. – Download Festival
06/23 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/25 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air Festival
06/29 – Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest