Zach Blair

Rise Against was born in Chicago, USA, in 2000. By constant gigging and recording, the popularity of the band`s infectious blend of punk rock and melodic hardcore grew with each and every album and tour. This non-stop approach culminated in several gold albums in the US and Platinum in Canada in the mid to late 2000s. In addition to their admirable work ethic, all members of Rise Against are staunch supporters of the animal-rights organization, PETA and are also very active when it comes to topics such as stricter gun control. Rise Against released their seventh studio album 'The Black Market' in July 2014 and are currently on a world tour, landing at the Download Festival in June.