Deep beliefs breed passion. Love breeds passion. Hate breeds passion. And when Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath sings “Give It All,” it’s not just empty words echoing through an arena.

Passion oozes out his pours, infecting listeners with intense lyrical potency. From the world’s uncertain future, to the ills of modern society and even heartbreak, Rise Against is able to write and perform with blasting ferocity and honest integrity, unmatched in today’s punk scene.

This Chicago-based outfit is perhaps one of the few punk bands able to cross over into the mainstream, while keeping its entire fanbase still intact. Playing its largest headlining show to date (a sold-out, 10,000-plus crowd), Rise Against has proven it can graduate to an arena setting and remain as powerful and dynamic as in a small venue – something not many punk bands are able to conquer.