Kerrang Tour at Southampton Guildhall

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KERRANG’S Relentless Energy tour was an American treat, with something for everyone in the form of The Wonder Years, Framing Hanley, Four Year Strong and Good Charlotte.

The Wonder Years kicked off with fierce pop-punk tunes which were met with plenty of pogoing to tracks such as Last Semester and This Is All I Have Left.

For only their second UK tour, Framing Hanley put on one hell of a show. Launching into a cover of Lil’ Wayne’s Lollipop, the band performed like they were the headliners, belting out tracks such as Back To Go Again, You Stupid Girl and Hear Me Now. Energy and showmanship proved that they are a really big deal.

Rugged five-piece Four Year Strong were greeted with thunderous cheers and tore quickly through tracks such as One Step At A Time and Wasting Time. Flying bodies, deafening riffs and gruff vocals left everyone with their ears ringing and bruised ribs.

The audience welcomed Good Charlotte with open arms, feeling affection for them.

They quickly won everyone around, showing The Anthem and Boys and Girls are fun pop-punk songs and still relevant in 2011.

Everybody bounced along ferociously to the likes of The Young and the Hopeless and Keep Your Hands Off My Girl, until finally arriving at Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, which rounded off a brilliant night of rock music.