Even though pop punk stars Four Year Strong hail from Massachusetts, it’s still rare to find them playing a show in the city of Boston or its sister city Cambridge. So when it was announced that the band would wrap up their tour with Comeback Kid and Handguns with an appearance at The Sinclair, many fans rejoiced. Typically their hometown gigs take place at the Palladium in Worcester, but on Sunday night they brought their tour to the inner city, playing in Cambridge to a packed house.
Hardcore outfits Heart to Heart and Expire kicked off the show with back to back blistering sets that got the crowd moving right away. The energetic pop punk rockers Handguns who have drawn comparisons to bands like Man Overboard, Blink 182 and New Found Glory took the stage next, making the small Cambridge venue feel like an outdoor stage at Warped Tour. Hardcore veterans Comeback Kid brought the intensity level through the rough in the main support slot.
Finally it was time for the hometown heroes to take the stage. The band’s set was well mixed with releases from all throughout their 13 year career including hits like “Catastrophe” “Maniac (R.O.D.)” and “Wasting Time (Eternal Summer).” The band was incredibly well received by the home crowd, when asking if it was anyone’s first time seeing them live only about 10-15 people in the venue raised their hand, proving how integral to the MA music scene Four Year Strong is. Usually their home state appearences are during Warped Tour and the band’s annual Christmas show at The Palladium in Worcester, but judging by the reception they received playing in the city on Sunday, Four Year Strong’s fanbase is just as strong in the city as in the suburbs.
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