November 29, 2014
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Review & Photos by: Jeff Palmucci
Halestorm played to a sold out crowd last Saturday at the Palladium in Worcester. The place was packed and these guys put on a great show. Lzzy Hale’s vocal work is amazing. She has the ability to come across as sweet or playful one moment and hard and aggressive the next, sometimes in the same song (Mz. Hyde). Read more
November 29, 2014
The Palladium – Worcester, MA
Photos by: Jeff Palmucci
May 24-26, 2013
Photos & Recap by: Ilya Mirman
Part of AEG Live’s World’s Loudest Month, Rocklahoma 2013 was a rousing success, bringing together tens of thousands of hard rock fans and scores of bands. Emceed by That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk, for three days and nights Pryor, Oklahoma became the epicenter of hard rock. Headliners included Guns N’ Roses, Alice In Chains, and Korn, along with hard rock and metal favorites Ratt, Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, Dokken, Hollywood Undead and many others. And as a special treat for fans of classic rock, Cheap Trick played an amazing set Sunday night, hitting fan favorite after fan favorite.
TheyWillRockYou.com was on the scene, catching up with old friends and making new ones in what was a whirlwind of a weekend. We are happy to report that hard rock is thriving – the classic/established bands are cranking out new work, and there’s a generation of up-and-coming bands ready to take up the mantle. We’ve started to post coverage, and will continue to do so over the coming days, giving you a front row seat to Steel Panther, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Papa Roach, Ratt, and Lynam.
In the meantime, check out our photo gallery below for a taste of what a Rocklahoma weekend is like!
Halestorm will take on some of the classics in their upcoming digital release ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP. Putting their own spin on tracks from Skid Row, Guns N’ Roses and Heart, the EP will be available digitally on March 22nd. If you want a physical copy it will be available exclusively at http://www.halestormrocks.com and at Halestorm’s live shows.
Check out the full track listing below, can’t wait to hear this!:
ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP Tracklisting
1. Slave To The Grind – Originally Performed by Skid Row
2. Bad Romance – Originally Performed by Lady Gaga
3. Hunger Strike – Originally Performed by Temple Of The Dog
4. Out Ta Get Me – Originally Performed by Guns N’ Roses
5. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You – Originally Performed by Heart
6. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Originally Performed by The Beatles
Stone Sour, Theory Of A Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm & Art Of Dying Team Up For First Annual Avalanche Tour
This is going to be a good one! The first annual Avalanche Tour brings together some of the biggest names in rock for a North American winter trek. This year’s tour runs from March 24-May 8 and features Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art Of Dying.
Tickets for most shows go on sale Saturday, February 5. A special fan club pre-sale will begin Tuesday, February 1 through Artist Arena. Visit www.AvalancheTour.com for more details.
Dates and locations below:
Thur 3/24 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Fri 3/25 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
Sat 3/26 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Mon 3/28 Bloomington, IL US Cellular Coliseum
Tue 3/29 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Fri 4/1 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Music Park
Sat 4/2 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
Sun 4/3 Ladson, SC Ladson Fairground
Fri 4/8 San Antonio, TX Illusion Theater at Alamodome
Sat 4/9 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
Sun 4/10 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Tue 4/12 Houston, TX Reliant Arena
Wed 4/13 Wichita Falls, TX Kay Yeager Coliseum
Fri 4/15 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
Sat 4/16 Lubbock, TX LoneStar Amphitheater
Sun 4/17 El Paso, TX El Paso County Coliseum
Tue 4/19 Tulsa, OK Tulsa Convention Center Arena
Thur 4/21 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
Fri 4/22 Springfield, MO Shrine Mosque
Fri 4/29 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
Sat 4/30 Bangor, ME Bangor Waterfront
Sun 5/1 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Our friends over at Noisecreep.com debuted the new video from Halestorm today. You can watch the video for “Familiar Taste of Poison” below:
January 31, 2010
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette
Q101’s Twisted Show
December 13, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by: Tasha Schalk
With their debut self-titled album under their belts, Halestorm is doing what they do best – hitting the road and playing live! The foursome who have received a lot of buzz for their female-fronted brand of rock and roll is no one trick pony. While lead singer and guitar player Lzzy Hale does sparkle with impressive vocals that are reminiscent of the days of old with obvious influences from the great rock bands of the seventies, the rest of the band around her are stand-out stars as well. Brother Arejay Hale on drums is a machine and quite possibly one of the most talented and fun to watch drummers out there today. Guitarist Joe Hottinger isn’t called “The Candyman” for nothing, the tricks and treats that he offers up through his instrument will leave anyone coming back for more and cool-handed bassist Josh Smith rounds out the talented quartet. Where they all truly shine the most though is on stage; live, and in your face – in the true spirit of rock and roll.
Describing the making of the album as “going to rock n’ roll college” the band really opened themselves up to the ideas of their producer Howard Benson and left everything they possibly had in the studio. The results? An album that rocks from start to finish with no apologies. Channeling their influences from the 70s and the 80s, this album is a modern day throwback to all of the great rock albums of our time while still maintaining a sound of their own.
With their first single “I Get Off” climbing the charts the band is currently out on a co-headlining tour with Burn Halo and The Veer Union. This tour affords them the opportunity to get down and dirty with the fans in smaller venues before they hop on to the Stimulate This Tour, one of the largest rock tours of the summer with Staind, Shinedown, and Chevelle.
On their recent tour stop in Northampton, MA I sat down with 3/4s of the band (Josh was absent) to talk shop…
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette | June 2009