Rise Against concluded their “Mourning in Amerika” tour with Anti Flag and AFI last night in Irvine California to a sold-out crowd. The show started early in the evening with veteran political punk rockers Anti Flag hitting the stage first. The band known for their activism and anti-war charged anthems got the crowd fueled and ready for a night of singing, moshing, and releasing built up emotions. The band gave several nods to current events in America and fans cheered in agreement. The band played a 45-minute set including:
[The Press Corpse] [Fuck Police Brutality] [Turncoat] [All of The Poison, All of The Pain] [Cities Burn] [This is the End (For You My Friend)] [American Attraction] [Die For the Government] [Should I Stay or Should I Go (The Clash cover)] [Brandenburg Gate]
AFI took to the stage next; the sky was a dark navy blue as the band launched into their first song, “Girl’s Not Grey”. AFI being the least politically fueled band on the tour brought a nice balance to the tour that held the crowd captive for their nearly hour long set.
Song List: [Girls Not Grey] [This Celluloid Dream] [Aurelia] [Love Like Winter] [Endlessly, She Said] [Paper Airplanes (Makeshift Wings)] [The Boy Who Destroyed The World] [Beautiful Thieves] [Miss Murder] [Totalimmortal]
Rise Against took to the stage to close out the evening and conclude the "Mourning in Amerika" tour. The audience was a sea of nationalities and ages and every person was there to support the messages that each band represented. Rise Against played a huge line up of 21 songs, with five of those being acoustic before stepping off the stage for a four-song encore that concluded with the band's biggest hit, “Prayer of The Refugee”
Song List: [The Violence] [Satellite] [Survive] [I Don’t Want To Be Here Anymore] [House on Fire] [Ready To Fall] [Help is on The Way] [Chamber the Cartridge] [Give It All] [Blood-Red, White&Blue] [Re-Education (Through Labor)] [Savior]
Acoustic: [Voices Off Camera] [Like the Angel] [People Live Here] [Hero of War] [Swing Life Away]
Encore: [Make it Stop (September’s Children)] [Heaven Knows] [Bullshit] [Prayer of The Refugee]