On July 19, a sea of rock fans packed into the Kia Forum in Inglewood, CA to see Senses Fail, The Used, and Rise Against. These bands may seem like unlikely tour mates, but their individual sounds complimented each other well.
Senses Fail was first to take the stage, and they did a fantastic job of getting the crowd pumped up. Frontman Buddy Nielsen has a ton of energy when performing, and his exuberance was contagious. The band played a robust set, including the songs “Rum Is for Drinking, Not for Burning,” “Buried a Lie,” and “Can’t Be Saved.” Throughout their time on stage, Senses Fail had the crowd dancing and singing along.
The Used walked out onto the Forum stage and were met with screams and cheers. An influential band to so many people, the love and appreciation for them could be felt throughout the venue. The Used began their first song, “Maybe Memories,” and the energy in the room was palpable. If you were unfamiliar with the band, you wouldn’t guess they’ve been together and touring for just over 20 years because they put on an amazing show full of energy and passion. They played a variety of songs showcasing the best of their discography, and the crowd sang along to every word.
Punk rock titans Rise Against closed out the night, and the moment the packed venue had been waiting for had arrived. They started off strong with “Prayer of the Refugee,” and it was impossible not to join in with the excitement. The band’s most recent album, Nowhere Generation, came out in June of 2021, breaking their four-year gap in album releases. They played an excellent and energetic set at the Forum, which included “Satellite,” “Re-Education (Through Labor),” and “Savior.” Rise Against continues to solidify the fact that they are a band not to be missed.
Be sure to catch Senses Fail, The Used, and Rise Against when they come to a city near you!
Rise Against Set List:
Prayer of the Refugee | The Violence | Satellite | Help Is on the Way | Ready to Fall | Last Man Standing | Collapse (Post-Amerika) | Re-Education (Through Labor) | I Don’t Want to Be Here Anymore | Dancing for Rain | Make It Stop (September’s Children) | Hero of War (Acoustic) | Nowhere Generation | Give It All | Survive | Savior