Rise Against hit the Best Buy Theater this past Friday night (9/26) in support of their brand new album titled “The Black Market.” With the help of supporting acts Radkey and Touché Amoré, the band put on an energy packed show for the equally energetic young audience.
Radkey kicked off the show at 7:30, who we unfortunately missed thanks to the MTA. Though Touché Amoré kept the pit going with an a mix of screamo and melodic hardcore-punk. The fans, to the bands surprise, were singing back to every song. The angst in the music had the pit giving it their all. Just the warm up the audience needed before the band of the night came on.
When 9:30 hit, everyone knew what time it was. Once the lights went out, the fans lost their mind screaming for them to come out. The band started their set with “Rooftops”, a song which everyone sang along to. At one point, the fans energy was so much that lead singer Tim McIlrath had to jump off the stage and stand over the barrier to sing to their faces. People crowd-surfed in order to make it to the front and sing along with Tim. The band sang all of their hits including “The Good Left Undone”, “Prayer of The Refugee” and songs off of their new album like “I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore.” The band gave the audience their all, and even praised the audience in the end, saying they’re the best audience they’ve had throughout the whole tour. The audience in return cheered the band on and asked for one more song. The band obliged and came out to play the last song of the night, “Savior”, as the fans sang along to their every word.