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TWRY Band of the Week – Halestorm

halestormmainHalestorm is:
Lzzy Hale on vocals/guitar
Joe Hottinger on guitar
Josh Smith on bass
Arejay Hale on drums

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(Note:  Please check TWRY later this week for an interview we did with Lzzy, Joe and Arejay before a recent show in MA as well as live photos from their performance!)

Formed in 1998 by Lzzy and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Seether, Flyleaf, and Trapt.  2006 saw the release of Halestorm’s debut Atlantic EP, “One and Done,” which expertly captured the intensity and energy of the band’s live show. Now in 2009 we see the release of the band’s first studio self-titled album on Atlantic records.

Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), “Halestorm” is an explosive collection of infectious hard rock anthems, a fiery flurry of sexy hooks and rough and tumble grooves.  Steering this runaway train is dynamic singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale, who brings a hypnotic intensity to such tracks as the sensual “I Get Off” and “Bet U Wish U Had Me Back.”  The rest of the band is just as explosive and to get the full benefit of what they have to offer you should check them out live!

The band is currently out on a co-headlining tour with The Veer  Union and Burn Halo which will be followed up with Halestorm joining Staind and Shinedown on the “Stimulate This” tour.  (Tour dates can be found below)

Watch Halestorm’s video for their first single “I Get Off”:
Halestorm – I Get Off

Catch Halestorm on Tour:

Co-headlining Tour

Jun 22 2009 RECHER THEATRE (Headline Show) Towson, Maryland
Jun 24 2009 MUSIC FARM (Co-Headline w/Veer Union) Charleston, South Carolina
Jun 26 2009 EXIT/IN (Co-Headline Show w/Veer Union) Nashville, Tennessee
Jun 27 2009 POP’S (Co-Headline Show w/Veer Union) Sauget, Illinois
Jun 28 2009 RIVERSIDE BALLROOM (Co-Headline show w/Veer Union) Greenbay, Wisconsin

Simulate This Tour:

Jun 30 2009 ROCK STAGE/MILWAUKEE SUMMERFEST (w/STAIND) Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 1 2009 PEORIA CIVIC CENTER (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Peoria
Jul 2 2009 HARRIET ISLAND (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle ST. PAUL, Minnesota
Jul 2 2009 HARRIET ISLAND (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle ST. PAUL, Minnesota
Jul 3 2009 NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES (Tantric, Navy Band, Royal Bliss, etc) Great Lakes, Illinois
Jul 4 2009 DTE ENERGY MUSIC THEATRE (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Great Lakes, Illinois
Jul 5 2009 HERITAGE PARK (w/Shinedown) Muskegon, Michigan
Jul 7 2009 ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Roanoke, Virginia
Jul 9 2009 MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILION (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Columbia, Maryland
Jul 10 2009 MEADOWBROOK US CELLULAR PAVILION (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Gilford, New Hampshire
Jul 12 2009 ARATOGA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Stained, Shinedown, Chevelle, Offspring, Sum 41) Saratoga Springs, New York
Jul 14 2009 BANK OF AMERICA PAVILION (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Boston, Massachusetts
Jul 15 2009 ASBURY PARK CONVENTION HALL (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Asbury Park, New Jersey
Jul 16 2009 CHEVORLET THEATRE (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Wallingford, Connecticut
Jul 18 2009 FESTIVAL D’ETE (w/Kiss, Sting, Staind, Chevelle) Quebec City
Jul 21 2009 EASTERN KENTUCKY EXPO CENTER (Stimulate This! Tour) Staind-Shinedown- Chevelle Pikeville, Kentucky
Jul 22 2009 SE KENTUCKY AGRICULTURAL & EXPO Corbin, Kentucky
Aug 15 2009 LONESTAR AMPHITHEATRE Lubbock, Texas
Aug 20 2009 KAY YEAGER COLISEUM Wichita Falls, Texas
Aug 21 2009 AUSTIN MUSIC HALL Austin, Texas
Aug 27 2009 CONGRESS THEATRE Chicago, Illinois
Aug 30 2009 FESTIVAL PIER AT PENN’S LANDING Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

STIMULATE THIS! Tour with Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm

Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm will be teaming up this summer for the “Stimulate This!” tour, a four-band bill designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price.

Making its way across the U.S. beginning July 1 and extending through early September, the “Stimulate This!” tour will hit more than 40 U.S. markets, including some of the hardest hit by the recession.  In a show of solidarity for their fans, the four bands have worked closely with the concert promoters to create a package of exceptional value for ticket buyers.  Through their collective efforts, they’ve been able to maintain modest base ticket prices that remain mostly under $40 each – half the cost of comparable multi-band summer tour packages – with some venues offering lawn seats for less than $10.  Additionally, each tour stop will include special promotions for ticket holders that will vary from market to market, but could include discounts on concessions at the venue during the show, store discounts at local retailers, and online rebates for band merchandise to name a few.

Inspired by the bands’ efforts to craft a cost-efficient tour for their fans during these hard times, Atlantic Records will give away a pair of tickets to five fans in every market who pose the best reason as to why they need a free night of rock.  Fans can send their stories and enter the contest through Atlantic Records’ website,  More details will be available soon on the website.

“Wall Street got its bailout; now it’s time for rock fans to get theirs,” said Staind frontman Aaron Lewis.  “This summer, we want to give our fans one night where they can forget about everything else and experience a great rock show.”

“We’ve always said that we, as a band, only answer to one boss…and that’s everyone in the audience,” offers Shinedown’s Brent Smith.  “It’s our job…our privilege to offer our fans an escape.  Teaming up with these other great bands, we’re doing what we can to help lift everyone’s spirits in these tough times…the power of music can do that.”

Tour Dates:
All dates with Staind, Shinedown, Chevelle and Halestorm except * (see below):
7/2 and 7/31 with Staind, Chevelle and Halestorm only
7/12 all four bands part of WHRL Big Day Out festival
7/25 with Staind and Shinedown onlyJULY

1 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center
2 St. Paul, MN Harriet Island*
4 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
7 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Convention Center
9 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
10 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook US Cellular Pavilion
12 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center*
14 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
16 Wallingford, CT Chevrolet Theatre
17 Asbury Park, NJ Asbury Park Convention Hall
21 Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
22 Corbin, KY Southeastern KY Agricultural & Expo
24 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
25 Dubuque, IA Dubuque County Fair*
26 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
28 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Arena
29 Billings, MT MetraPark Arena
31 Rochester, MN Mayo Civic Center*

10 Ridgefield, WA The Amphitheatre at Clark County
13 Denver, CO The Fillmore Auditorium
14 Rio Rancho, NM Santa Ana Star Center
15 Lubbock, TX Lonestar Amphitheater
18 Laredo, TX Laredo Entertainment Center
28 Toledo, OH Toledo Zoo Amphitheatre
30 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

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