Atlantic recording group Halestorm has made rock history once more as their scintillating new single, “Apocalyptic,” ascends to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets – the first time a female-fronted band has scored chart-topping hits at the format three times and to have #1 songs from two consecutive albums. “INTO THE WILD LIFE” – the GRAMMY® Award-winning hard rock band’s long awaited third studio album and follow-up to 2012’s blockbuster “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” – arrives everywhere on April 14th.
Recorded last year in Nashville with GRAMMY®-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, “INTO THE WILD LIFE” is available now for pre-order at all DSPs. Exclusive physical bundles are available at the band’s official web store, with extras including pint glasses, a 2xLP yellow vinyl version of the album, and a limited edition autographed poster. For details and availability, please go to store.halestormrocks.com/pre-order.html.
In addition to its chart-topping radio success, the riff-powered “Apocalyptic” is accompanied by an equally electrifying video, drawing close to 1 million individual views thus far at Halestorm’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PXkCAiV0Ww.
Furthermore, a new companion video for “Amen,” the next single from “INTO THE WILD LIFE,” has just debuted at RollingStone.com (www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-halestorm-rebel-against-day-jobs-in-raucous-amen-video-20150302). Directed by DJay Brawner (Ed Sheeran, Panic! At The Disco), the provocative clip can also be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGchlqCjj8A.
“’INTO THE WILD LIFE’ is not a departure,” says Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale. “It’s an invitation to all things Halestorm. Lyrically and musically, we explored everything that makes us tick. We set a new standard for this record and gave ourselves no choice other than to be unapologetically ourselves in every way. Peel away at the onion that is our third record if you dare and let us drag you deeper into our world.”
Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock’s most explosive live acts, Halestorm will celebrate “INTO THE WILD LIFE” with an epic US headline tour, “Carnival of Madness Presents Halestorm Powered by Monster Energy.” The trek is set to get underway April 22nd with a sold-out show at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium, and then will travel through mid-June (see attached itinerary). The Pretty Reckless and Starset will support Halestorm through June 3rd; Rival Sons and Royal Thunder will open all remaining dates. For remaining ticket information, VIP packages, and details on joining the Official Halestorm Fan Club, please visit www.halestormrocks.com.
In addition, Halestorm will take the stage at a number of upcoming festivals, including Charlotte, North Carolina’s Carolina Rebellion (May 3rd); Columbus, Ohio’s Rock On The Range (May 17th); Kansas City’s 98.9 The Rock Presents Rockfest 2015 (May 30th), among many others (see itinerary below).
In other news, Halestorm has revealed details of “To HALE and BACK…” a new 272-page hardcover photo book created by the band with photographer Rob Fenn. Fenn – who has traveled with Halestorm since 2012 – captures the band at their most intimate, vulnerable and triumphant moments, whether it is backstage, in the studio, an arena stage or on the long lonesome highway. The first 100 orders of “To HALE and BACK…” will receive a limited edition Polaroid autographed by the band. For more, please see robfenn.com/product/tohaleandback.
Released in 2012, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” debuted at #1 on Billboard’s “Hard Rock Albums” chart while also making a top 15 entry onto the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200. The album’s exceptional success was fueled in large part by the singles, “I Miss The Misery,” “Love Bites (So Do I)” and “Freak Like Me,” the latter two which made history by ascending to #1 at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide, marking Halestorm as the first-ever female-fronted group to top the format’s airplay ranking. As if that weren’t enough, “Love Bites (So Do I)” went on to earn the band their first-ever GRAMMY® for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” at 2013’s 55th annual event.
ON TOUR 2015
“Carnival of Madness Presents Halestorm Powered by Monster Energy”
4/22-6/3 w/Special Guests The Pretty Reckless and Starset Except *
6/5-6/16 w/Special Guests Rival Sons and Royal Thunder Except **
Festival Appearance †
22 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
23 Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle
25 Jacksonville, FL Welcome To Rockville †
26 Mobile, AL Soul Kitchen *
28 Birmingham, AL Iron City
29 Evansville, IN Victory Theatre
1 Virginia Beach, VA FM99 Lunatic Luau †
2 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
3 Concord, NC Carolina Rebellion †
5 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
6 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE (Outdoor Stage)
8 Des Moines, IA LAZERFest †
9 Somerset, WI Northern Invasion 2015 †
10 Rockford, IL Coronado Theater
12 Boston, MA House of Blues
13 Portland, ME State Theater
15 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage
16 Camden, NJ MMRBBQ 2015 †
17 Columbus, OH Rock On The Range †
19 Flint, MI James H. Whiting Auditorium
20 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
22 Little Rock, AR Riverfest†
23 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma †
24 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest†
27 Houston, TX Bayou Music Center
26 Corpus Christi, TX American Bank Center
29 Council Bluffs, IA The River 89.7 Rockfest †
30 Kansas City, MO 98.9 The Rock Presents Rockfest 2015 †
2 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
3 Salt Lake City, UT The Great Saltair
5 Anaheim, CA The Grove of Anaheim
6 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
8 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
9 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
10 Boise, ID Revolution Center
12 Missoula, MT Wilma Theatre
13 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
14 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
16 Reno, NV Knitting Factory **
26 El Paso, TX StreetFest †
26-28 Grand Junction, CO Loudwire Music Festival †
11 West Fargo, ND Red River Valley Fair †
For more, please visit www.halestormrocks.com, www.twitter.com/halestormrocks (@halestormrocks), www.facebook.com/halestormrocks, www.myspace.com/halestorm, www.youtube.com/user/HalestormRocks, and www.atlanticrecords.com.
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