Despite its reputation as a politically oriented punk act, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath said in a new interview with Total Guitar that the group is not just about politics. McIlrath explained, “Rise Against is a reflection of who we are as human beings, so there are things that are political and there are things that are personal. There are songs and records that reflect both of those things. We have songs that have nothing to do with politics.” Rise Against will tour Australia and New Zealand in February, followed by a European run in June. Before heading to Europe, the band will headline the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, held May 26th through the 28th in Las Vegas.