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Photos: Rise Against, Bad Religion take over The Joint at the Hard Rock
Two of America’s top punk rock groups joined forces to kick off their nationwide spring tour with a sold-out concert at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel last night. Thanks to contributing photographer Erik Kabik, who was front and center for these great photo galleries when Rise Against and Bad Religion took to the stage playing hit tracks from their albums.
Rise Against from Chicago is now celebrating its 12th successful year with Tim McIlrath as lead vocalist and on rhythm guitar, Zach Blair on lead guitar, Joe Principe on bass guitar and Brandon Barnes on drums and percussion. Rise Against’s sixth studio album Endgame was released two weeks ago.
Bad Religion, “The Godfathers of Modern Punk Rock,” opened for Rise Against at the jam-packed show at The Joint. The band was formed in 1979, and in those 32 years, vocalist Greg Graffin has been the constant member in 24 studio albums, live recordings, compilation albums and DVDs.
Three of the original members, however, have reunited for this tour: Jay Bentley on bass, Brett Gurewitz on guitars and Jay Ziskrout on drums. Bad Religion is hailed as one of the most successful independent punk acts of all time with more than 5 million album sales. They’re credited for being involved in the revival of punk rock and inspiring punk bands during the late 1980s and throughout their career.
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