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Concert Gallery: Halestorm / Boston, MA

February 2, 2010 by  
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January 31, 2010
House of Blues – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette

Concert Gallery: Halestorm/Chicago, IL

January 18, 2010 by  
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Q101’s Twisted Show
December 13, 2009
House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Photos by:  Tasha Schalk

Halestorm Concert Photos – Stimulate This Tour/Boston, MA

Stimulate This Tour
July 14, 2009
Bank of America Pavillion – Boston, MA
Photos by Mary Ouellette

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June 29, 2009 by  
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hsWith 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
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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