Four Year Strong, Seaway, Like Pacific, Grayscale & Life Lessons
St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI – 9.16.2017
Photographer: Robert Sherman
Journeyman pop-punk/post-hardcore band, Four Year Strong, brought their Rise or Die Trying Pt. II Tour to Detroit, Mich., to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the group’s first full-length album, which was released on September 18, 2007 and has gone on to sell over 50,000 copies.
The tour stop in Detroit was played two days short of the actual 10-year mark for the debut record.
The four-piece started their set with more recent tracks “What the Hell is a Gigawatt?” from their second record Enemy of the World and “Who Cares?” off of the self-titled, Four Year Strong.
Four Year Strong then blasted into playing the decade old fan-favorite, Rise or Die Trying, front-to-back from “The Take Over,” to “Maniac (R.O.D.)” with hits “Abandon Ship or Abandon All Hope” and “Heroes Get Remembered, Legends Never Die,” amongst others.
The nearly sold out St. Andrews Hall thought that the show had finished at the conclusion of the last track from RODT, but were pleasantly surprised when the band went directly into “We All Float Down Here,” from the self-titled.
FYS continued to play songs from Go Down in History; In Some Way, Shape, or Form; and Four Year Strong; before playing an encore consisting of and “Wasting Time (Eternal Summer),” from Go Down in History.
Providing direct support on the night was Seaway, who is fresh off of supporting Simple Plan on their summer tour. Seaway played tracks from all of their albums, but a majority from new record Colour Blind, like “Airhead,” “Best Mistake,” and “Slam.”
Like Pacific provided further support for FYS, playing their brand of aggressive yet catchy pop-punk, including songs like “Worthless Case,” “Clarity,” “22a,” and fan-favorite “Distant.”
Up-and-coming pop-punkers Grayscale took the stage for a short, yet energetic set, playing tracks like “Atlantic,” and “Let It Rain” from the newly released album, Adornment.
Life Lessons (not pictured) opened the night.
Four Year Strong