Rise Against Share Cover Of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son”

Rise Against today released their powerful live cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” one of the most memorable and poignant rock hits addressing class issues in military conscription. Debuting on Veteran’s Day, the cover is from the band’s new EP Nowhere Sessions—out tomorrow via Loma Vista Recordings—and arrives alongside a fiery live video. “We actually used to cover ‘Fortunate Son’ in our early basement days. To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it,” says singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath, whose band continues the lineage of politically-conscious rock bands.

A six-track live expansion of their acclaimed 2021 album Nowhere Generation, Rise Against’s new EP captures and celebrates the anthemic intensity of the band’s renowned performances, shown here in peak form. “Fortunate Son” follows first single “Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions),” a new rendering of the Nowhere Generation album track (a live version of the #1 Rock charting title-track also appears on the EP). Other songs include a fiery cover of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments” and a live version of Rise Against’s 2009 breakout single “Savior”.

Rise Against tour dates:
11/15 – Leeds, U.K. – Crash Records (sold out)
11/16 – Brighton, U.K. – Resident Records (sold out)
11/17 – London, U.K. – Banquet Records (sold out)
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
06/08 – Kralovske Vinohrady, Czechia – Prague Summer Festival
06/09 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock
06/14 – Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Park Open Air
06/15 – Warsaw, Poland – Torwar
06/09 – 06/11 – Interlaken, Switzerland – Greenfield Festival
06/10 – Derby, U.K. – Download Festival
06/23 – Clisson, France – Hellfest
06/24 – Antwerpen, Belgium – OLT Rivierenhof (sold out)
06/25 – Ysselsteyn, Netherlands – Jera On Air Festival
06/27 – Milano, Italy – Circolo Magnolia
06/29 – Viveiro, Spain – Resurrection Fest