Live Nation Presents
4983 Glenwood St. Unit 4
Garden City, ID, 83714
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Doomsday scenarios are often predictive about an ending in life, revealing just what would occur if the world pushed itself to the brink of extinction. And the term "endgame" typically parallels such thinking, often evoking concepts of finality or termination.
But for Rise Against, this particular endgame might just be their beginning.
As the title of the band's sixth full-length studio album—and the moniker of the album's title track—Endgame is indicative of both a world that has run its course, and perhaps ushering in an entirely new start.
"It's about a dangerous time in civilization, the end of life," says vocalist/guitarist Tim McIlrath. "What if the life that we're living right now is this unsustainable bubble that cannot go on and perhaps does not deserve to go on? What if the world we created is a place that is so unnatural and ugly that it is a world that needs to come to an end, so that we could have a world that is better for everybody? It sounds very utopian, but it's not about a perfect place, but maybe some of these things we're doing, they need to come to an end."
McIlrath, bassist Joe Principe, drummer Brandon Barnes and guitarist Zach Blair have been making these striking personal and political statements, and providing prompts of great magnitude throughout their remarkable catalog by offering songs that aren't just merely sung, but very much thought about.
And it's thought that has made Rise Against such an important band to its ever-expanding fanbase. For the Chicago-based punk group, the creation of dialogue and discourse with listeners has allowed for a response and career trajectory that's been overwhelmingly positive since the band's launch over a decade ago.
Short for "A Fire Inside". AFI is a hardcore / punk influenced rock band from California, originally formed in 1991 while the band members were still in high school. The original band members included Davey Havok (Vocals), Markus Stopholese (Guitar), Vic Chalker (Bass), & Adam Carson (Drums). Vick was replaced a short time later by Geoff Kresge who later went on to play in Blanks 77.After releasing 2 EPs the band members split to go to different colleges. However after playing a reunion show on Christmas break the band decided to get back together and concentrate on their music. Eventually the band signed to Nitro Records releasing a number of releases throughout the late 90's. In 1997 Geoff Kresge left the band and was replaced by Hunter Burgan. Markus Stopholese also left the band and was replaced by Jade Puget (ex. Redemption 87).The band later signed to Dreamworks Records and released their major label debut in 2003.
Politically charged punk rock band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania fronted by guitarist / vocalist Justin Sane. Formed in 1988, the band did not release their first official full length "Die For Your Government" until early 1997. Since then the band has released a steady stream of releases on a number of different labels.
"Anti-Flag does not mean Anti-American. Anti-Flag means anti-war. Anti-Flag means unity."