The Washington Times - December 5, 2011, 03:51PM

Madison Rising, a rock band that describes itself as “pro-America” says it attempted to procure a legal permit for a live anti-Occupy Wall Street performance in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, but was ultimately denied by the park’s ownership, Brookfield Properties. According to a press release: 

A full week was spent on a wild goose chase around New York City where various government agencies were visited in an effort to pull a legal permit for Madison Rising’s “Take Back Wall Street” concert in Zuccotti Park on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Madison Rising endeavored to celebrate capitalism with a concert and to thank the hard working women and men of the NYPD, FDNY, and on Wall Street. After finally ending up at Brookfield Office Properties (owner of Zuccotti Park), Madison Rising was ultimately denied a permit on the day Third Eye Blind performed to Occupy in Zuccotti Park without a permit.

Madison Rising, a rock band that released its debut album last month, is fueled by an eternal gratitude and love of our country. “Right now, ignorance and apathy are running wild amongst our citizens. Right now, we need to get people thinking about issues that really matter. We hope Madison Rising will inspire that,” said Dave Bray, Lead Vocalist, Military Veteran.