Rise Against will be at the “top of [their] game” for Deftones tour

Virgin RecordsRise Against will hit the road this summer on a co-headlining tour with Deftones, and frontman Tim McIlrath says that you can expect the very best from the Chicago punks.

“Every time we play with Deftones, we play better; they’re just such a good band,” McIlrath tells NME. “And so when we play with them we walk out there challenged by them, they throw down the gauntlet and say, ‘What have you got?'”

For half of the tour, Rise Against will close the night, while Deftones will play the closing set for the other half.

“Whether we go on before or after them, it’ll always be this kind of challenge, and they’re just one of those inspiring bands that do that,” says McIlrath. “And so it’s going to be Rise Against at the top of our game.”

The tour will begin June 9 with a hometown show for Rise Against in Chicago. That same day, the band’s new album Wolves will be released.

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