Four Year Strong (USA) + The Word Alive (USA)
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|Wed 21 Sep ’11, 6:00pm–10:30pm||
Where: Studio, 340 Karangahape Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages Licensed
Event listed by: mcmoma
A single word can hardly describe the kind of career Four Year Strong have experienced since the release of their 2007 debut album, but “epic” comes pretty close. The band has long since graduated from their closet venue and community centre background, selling out large headlining shows across the globe with their perfected formula of unrelenting spirit, gut-wrenchingly good music and no flashy gimmicks. Their unique blend of brutal breakdowns and soaring choruses incites a riot like nothing seen before, leaving live crowds and CD listeners alike simultaneously blown away and fired up.
Armed with do-it-yourself determination, Four Year Strong do not pretend to be anyone but themselves. The band does not sugarcoat their image, avoiding the pretty-boy front that smothers the scene. Behind the numerous tattoos and grizzly beards, Four Year Strong are the kind of guys you would want to bring home to Mom and Dad. The band does not bother with egos or attitude, determined to connect with every fan on a personal level. Four Year Strong combine equal parts melody and mayhem; however, their true talent lies in the ability to use these parts to create one exciting, infectious whole.
The Word Alive truly made their impact in 2009 when they released their debut EP ‘Empire’, which sold more than 20,000 copies and spent time on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart. Quickly winning over listeners with its scorching musicianship and singer Tyler “Telle” Smith’s hyperkinetic vocals, the EP set the stage for an even deeper, more innovative full-length to follow. That came in the form of ‘Deceiver’, a challenging, genre-bending opus that fully showcases the considerable abilities of one of heavy music’s true rising talents. The group kept the road ever-present in mind when writing much of the album, knowing that massive touring would be in the immediate future. Their intense touring schedule in support of the album has included a summer run on Warped Tour 2010, as well as tours with Bleeding Through, A Day To Remember and Underoath.
September 2011 sees both of these increasingly valid and popular genre exponents arrive in New Zealand for the first time. Taking in an all ages show at Auckland’s Studio, and an over 18’s club show the following night in the beautiful setting of Queenstown, New Zealand’s adventure capital, this will be the flat out fun times tour of the New Zealand spring.
Goodvibes Promotions, RW Entertainment and 1-night.co.nz presents Four Year Strong & the Word Alive.
Studio, Auckland (All Ages/Licensed)
Wednesday September 21st
Revolver, Queenstown (18+)
Thursday September 22nd
Tickets available from Monday June 20th at 1-night.co.nz, undertheradar.co.nz and Real Groovy.