Massachusetts band Four Year Strong is currently on a ten year anniversary tour for “Rise or Die Trying.” They are selling out several shows on the tour’s first leg in the United States. Four Year Strong, composed of Dan O’Connor (guitar/vocals), Alan Day (guitar/vocals), Joe Weiss (Bass), and Jake Massucco (drums). They played their complete album, “Rise or Die Trying”, to back to the energetic hometown crowd.

Support for Four Year Strong, while on their first leg of the U.S. tour, comes from Can’t Swim, Light Years, and Sleep On It. Also included is local New England’s band The Red Summer Sun, putting on the first set of the show and warming up a chilled Boston crowd.

Chicago natives Sleep On It, put on an impressive and lively opening set. Playing songs from their EP “Lost Along the Way”.

Light Years, with comedic banter from front man Pat Kennedy, played a spirited and entertaining set of original pop-punk.

New Jersey band Can’t Swim played a shorter, seven song set with two tracks from from their new album “Fail You Again,” which was released on March 10th.

Headliners Four Year Strong were warmly welcomed by the Boston crowd, for the second sold out show in a row at the Brighton Music Hall. The band played “Rise or Die Trying” front to back in full, finishing the set with an additional eight songs from various albums in their career. The band playing approximately 19 song set.

Watching the band perform in an intimate setting was perfect for the anniversary show, as the band’s energy on stage easily mirrored the electricity bouncing off the walls from the crowd, which did not tire out once through the long set. With over ten shows already sold out on the first leg of the “Rise or Die Trying” anniversary tour, Four Year Strong put on a dynamic, intimate show that is not to be missed.


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