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Chicago punktivists (sometimes it's ok to make up words) Rise Against are just about to release their new record Appeal to Reason and are rolling through Toronto this weekend for two shows at Sound Academy.

Known for being a band with strong leftist political views (you may remember their somewhat startling video launch on the PETA site for the 2006 song "Ready to Fall"), the timing of the tour (right the middle of bitter election battles on both sides of the border) couldn't be better.

Want to see them live on Friday? blogTO has a pair of tickets to give away.

CONTEST ENTRY:
To win, all you have to do is be the first to post a comment below at or after 10am blogTO time today - October 2nd, 2008 - with the answer to the following question: What do you think Rise Against would say if Harper were to win a majority government in the October 14th Canadian election? (Note: there is no incorrect answer). Please use a valid email address, so we can contact you for prize claim details. Must be an Ontario resident. 19 plus.

The first person to meet the above criteria win:
- a pair of tickets to the Rise Against show at Sound Academy this Friday!

EVENT DETAILS:
Rise Against
w/ Alkaline Trio, Thrice, the Gaslight Anthem
Friday, October 3rd, Doors at 6pm
Sound Academy (11 Polson St)
$35.50

There's also a show on Saturday.

Band photo courtesy Universal Music.


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