Written By | Erin Spain
Rise Against brought their Nowhere Generation 2022 tour to Atlanta’s Tabernacle on last Thursday with Senses Fail and co-headliner The Used.
The show opened with Senses Fail, a rock band formed in New Jersey in 2002. Their name has roots in Hinduism, symbolizing the fact that in order to reach enlightenment you must let go of all attachments and allow your senses to fail. The band has had several lineup changes over the years, and singer Buddy Nielsen is the only remaining original member.
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They recently released their new album Hell Is In Your Head, which explores themes like processing grief and coming to grips with your own mortality, and is a sequel to their 2006 record Still Searching. They did a great job of energizing the crowd and setting the tone for the night.
Next up was The Used, a band that is an iconic fixture in the emo music scene and has been for over two decades. While best known for their emo sound, the band spans genres from emo to pop punk to rock. Fronted by Bert McCracken, who has evolved from a once notoriously wild frontman to a more grounded but still charismatic lead singer, it’s clear the band has a strong following of devoted fans.
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The crowd was fully engaged during their set, and McCracken orchestrated a circle pit in the center of the audience so the fans could really express their enthusiasm and have fun with a little bit of organized chaos. They also managed to weave in some of Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”
The show closed with the tour’s co-headliner Rise Against, a punk rock band from Chicago that formed in 1999. Known for their melodic, anthemic songs with fast-paced tempo and catchy hooks, they are also very outspoken about social and political issues, particularly animal rights. Their latest album, Nowhere Generation, focuses on the younger generation’s economic and social struggles in America. The audience, predominantly consisting of teenagers and young twenty-somethings, could no doubt relate to these themes and they proved to be an enthusiastic crowd throughout the night.
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All of the bands provided bold visuals and energetic performances, and the historic Tabernacle provided the perfect backdrop for the show. If the Nowhere Generation tour stops in a city near you, be sure to check it out.
Photos By | Erin Spain