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Halestorm Makes History; "Love Bites (So Do I)" #1 at Active Rock, First Ever Female-Fronted Group to Top the Format; Massive World Tour Includes U.S. Headline Trek, Festival Appearances, and Full Scale European Itinerary(May 08, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- Atlantic recording group Halestorm has made history with their electrifying new single, "Love Bites (So Do I)." The track -- featured on the Pennsylvania-based band's breakthrough new album, "THE STRANGE CASE OF..." -- has ascended to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking the first ever female-fronted group to top the format's airplay ranking.
Halestorm will celebrate its sensational success with an epic summer touring schedule, comprising a U.S. headline trek, high profile festival appearances, a series of much-anticipated European dates, and a number of support slots alongside Avenged Sevenfold (see itinerary below). In the meantime, the band is currently wrapping up a major U.S. tour alongside Godsmack and fellow Atlantic recording group Staind. The "MASS CHAOS 2012" tour continues through a May 16th finale at Manchester, New Hampshire's Verizon Wireless Arena. For up-to-the-minute details and complete ticket information, please visit www.halestormrocks.com/tour.
"THE STRANGE CASE OF..." is shaping up as Halestorm's biggest release thus far. The album made a stunning #1 debut on Billboard's "Hard Rock Albums" chart, while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall Billboard 200. In addition, "THE STRANGE CASE OF..." has proven a top 10 success on both the "Rock Albums" and "Alternative Albums" rankings.
Produced by Howard Benson (who previously collaborated with Halestorm on their self-titled 2009 debut), "THE STRANGE CASE OF..." includes such explosive tracks as "Here's To Us," which shot to #1 on iTunes' "Top Rock Songs" chart after being featured in a February 2012 episode of Fox's hit series, Glee. In addition, the album's "Freak Like Me" is featured in a new live video heralding Halestorm's upcoming tour schedule. The clip will made available exclusively to members of the band's official "Eye of the Storm" fan community before being showcased across the myriad Halestorm online platforms.
Along with its popular success, "THE STRANGE CASE OF..." has also drawn critical acclaim, with Billboard praising the collection as "full of chugging riffs, wailing solos, drums that kick like a boot to the gut, and never-out-of-style soft/loud dynamics that lead to massive choruses." "Led by one of our favorite rocker babes, singer-guitarist Lzzy Hale, (Halestorm) promise a more personal album for their follow-up," noted Revolver in its album preview. "But don't expect them to get all sappy on us. There should still be more than enough of the band's now signature raucous attitude and righteous riffs for any headbanger to get off."
Formed by frontwoman Lzzy Hale and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has been hailed far and wide as an incendiary force in modern hard rock. "HALESTORM" made a top 5 debut on SoundScan's "Hard Music" chart upon its 2009 release, simultaneously bursting into the top 40 on the comprehensive Billboard 200. The album subsequently sold more than 300,000 copies, and half a million cumulative tracks. Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), the album earned extensive acclaim for its infectious hard rock anthems, sexy hooks, and rough-and-tumble grooves.
"THE STRANGE CASE OF..." marks Halestorm's first full-length release since last year's "ReAniMate: The CoVeRs eP," which saw the band putting their unique stamp on a diverse collection of classic songs, including tracks by Guns N' Roses, The Beatles, Heart, Temple Of The Dog, Skid Row, and Lady Gaga. Halestorm also unleashed their first-ever live CD/DVD, "LIVE IN PHILLY 2010," featuring such favorites from the band's self-titled debut as "It's Not You," "Familiar Taste of Poison," and the rock radio smash "I Get Off."
True road warriors, Halestorm made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as Shinedown, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, and Disturbed. Last year saw the band traveling the country on the blockbuster "Avalanche Tour 2011," joining such hard rock luminaries as Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, and fellow Atlantic recording group Skillet.
(TOUR ITINERARY BELOW)
Halestorm WORLD TOUR 2012 May 8th - May 16th: "MASS CHAOS 2012" with Staind/Godsmack Except * June 21st - 22nd with Avenged Sevenfold June 25th - July 19th with Special Guests New Medicine & Emphatic MAY 8 Fort Wayne, IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 9 Battle Creek, MI Kellogg Arena 11 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 12 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena 13 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena* 15 Syracuse, NY The Oncenter 16 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena 18 Flint, MI Machine Shop * 19 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range @ Columbus Crew Stadium 20 Camden, NJ MMR*B*Q 2012 @ Susquehanna Bank Center JUNE 21 Quebec City, QC Agora de Quebec 22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena 23 Portland, ME State Theater 25 S. Burlington, VT Higher Ground 26 Northampton, MA Pearl Street 27 Providence, RI Lupo's 29 Dewey Beach, DE Bottle & Cork 30 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater JULY 1 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom 4 Toronto, ONT The Mod Club 7 Tremont, IL Twisted Spoke 8 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Summerfest 10 Des Moines, IA People's Court 13 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep 14 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot 16 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre 17 Billings, MT Babcock Theatre 19 Fargo, ND The Venue @ Playmaker's 20 Cadott, WI Chippewa Valley Music Festival SEPTEMBER 21 Birmingham, UK O2 Academy 2 22 Nottingham, UK Rescue Rooms 23 Glasgow, UK Cathouse 24 Manchester, UK Academy 3 26 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy 2 27 Leeds, UK The Cockpit 28 London, UK Islington Academy 30 Portsmouth, UK Wedgewood Rooms OCTOBER 1 Bristol, UK The Fleece 3 Cologne, DE Luxor 4 Antwerp, BE Trix 5 Paris, FR Nouveau Casino 6 Zurich, SW Dynamo 7 Milan, IT Magazzini Generali 9 Vienna, AU Szene 10 Munich, DE Backstage Halle 11 Frankfurt, DE Batschkapp 12 Tilburg, NE O13 14 Berlin, DE Lido/Columbia Club 15 Hamburg, DE Logo 17 Stockholm, SW Debaser Slussen 18 Oslo, NO John Dee 19 Copenhagen, DK Beta
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