Halestorm Continues Endless Tour

Halestorm has announced a full slate of live dates that will keep the acclaimed hard rock outfit on the road through mid-October.

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Atlantic recording group Halestorm has announced a full slate of live dates that will keep the acclaimed hard rock outfit on the road through mid-October. Among the schedule's highlights is a series of shows supporting Chevelle, set to kick off September 14that the Orbit Room in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Halestorm has just finished traveling the U.S. as part of the "Stimulate This!" tour, a four-band bill which also featured Atlantic labelmates Shinedown and Staind, plus the aforementioned Chevelle designed to offer fans maximum value at a minimal price. The coming weeks will see Halestorm reteaming with Shinedown for a pair of shows, set for September 10that Baltimore's Power Plant Live and September 11that the National in Richmond, Virginia.

Halestorm will also be among the star-studded line-ups performing at two big radio concerts: 105.7 The X's "X-Treme Homecoming Party" at the Toyota Grandstand at the York Fair in York, Pennsylvania on September 12thand 103.9 The X's "X-Fest 2K9" at Dayton, Ohio's Montgomery County Fairgrounds on September 13th. From there, Halestorm will headline a September 15thmulti-band bill of their own at Flint, Michigan's Machine Shop; support acts will be unveiled soon. Additional tour dates will be announced shortly.

"Halestorm" made a top 5 debut on SoundScan's "Hard Music" chart upon its release earlier this year, simultaneously exploding into the top 40 on the comprehensiveBillboard 200. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album is a volatile collection of infectious hard rock anthems, 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," which is currently a top 10 favorite at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide.

In addition, the "I Get Off" companion video is now in rotation at Fuse, where it has been a summer staple on the network's popularNo. 1 Countdown. A new video, for the song "Love/Hate Heartbreak," has just been posted at Halestorm's newly re-launched website.

"Halestorm" has also been embraced by critics around the world. Mixdecreed the album to be "rock n' roll at its finest," whileKerrang!praised the band's frenetic live performance, raving, "Halestorm's delivery and songs are nothing short of note-perfect and instantly memorable, and if they don't become incredibly massive immediately, there's something very wrong with the world."

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.

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    da.benson8r
    XD if i hadn't heard of halestorm before, i would agree with everyone on here talking about alestorm... i agree though, alestorm is better.
    ScottySanchez
    they opened up for sevenfold in indiana in feburaury this year, THEY SUCK, no one in crowd was into them except the stupid preteen metal head girls, the lead singer gives me a headeache and they are cheezy, thats just my opinion, but id figured id put it out there.
    Paroxysm
    They have a good singer, but the songs in general sound bland. Nothing special at all, but let's see what their second album will sound like.
    zink10192
    I swear to god they are just a ripoff of Casandra's band in Waynes World. They look and sound the same, it is so damn funny!
    Boyfpyre
    lol, anyone who thought it was Alestorm need's to learn to calm down and actually read
    wastedthelight
    Saw them last Friday with Staind, Chevelle and Shinedown. I'm a big Chevelle fan but they suck live (seen them twice and many ppl agree) and Halestorm completely showed them up.
    chickrawker
    thedarkblues06 wrote: Eh, I think they are okay. Not big fans, but not terrible listen to, some of the guitar solos are interesting too. I'll keep an eye on them in the near future.
    and for me theyre a semi-local band.. so its cool seeing em get all this success
    rusted gut
    Hahaha love the way UG works... Halestorm..and everyone thinks of the Great band Alestorm..meaning they should gat an interview too
    thedarkblues06
    Eh, I think they are okay. Not big fans, but not terrible listen to, some of the guitar solos are interesting too. I'll keep an eye on them in the near future.
    J_LEE
    seen halestorm last friday in toledo. they were alright. didnt really have the sound down good until shonedown and staind came up. staind did a smashing rendition of "this love" in memory of dimebag. pretty freakin awesome!