HALESTORM TO OPEN FOR ALICE COOPER!
IN THE WEST!
No official announcements have been made by either act, but venues in Kennewick, WA and Garden City (Boise), ID have started promoting shows this November featuring Halestorm opening for the legendary Alice Cooper!
We don’t know much, but here’s what I’ve been able to find:
- Alice has scheduled tour dates through November 29th already announced, mostly teaming with the also-legendary Iron Maiden this summer, then splitting off on his own to headline for a while. Through November 1st, lots of details are available about venues, openers, and the like. After that… very little.
- Starting on November 7th, Alice hits western Canada, then swings through the United States, too, with the last date listed being the 29th. For most of those dates, Alice is the ONLY act so far confirmed.
- HOWEVER, on two of those shows (Kennewick on the 20th and Garden City on the 21st), Halestorm’s name is already attached!
Does this mean they’ll be on the other dates too? Not necessarily. We won’t know for sure until either Halestorm, Alice, or the venues themselves announce something. But it’s… likely. No guarantees, but, hey, fingers crossed.
Alice’s (not necessarily Halestorm’s, except the two dates) schedule is as follows:
11/7: Calgary, AB, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11/13: Dawson Creek, BC, EnCana Events Centre
11/14: Edmonton, AB, Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
11/16: Vancouver, BC, Queen Elizabeth Theatre
11/17: Spokane, WA, Northern Quest Casino
11/18: Seattle, WA, The Moore Theatre
11/21: Garden City, ID, Revolution Concert House & Event Center (Halestorm confirmed!)
11/23: Denver, CO, Paramount Theatre
11/25: Reno, NV, Grand Sierra Resort
11/27: San Francisco, CA, The Warfield
11/29: Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre
12/1: Indio, CA, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino
And by the way, young bloods, you have not lived until you’ve seen Alice Cooper perform live. The “Carnival of Madness” tour has no business calling itself that without Alice on the bill.
No word yet on whether Lzzy will give Alice drugs again.
EDIT: Hey! Joe Hottinger just personally confirmed via Twitter that “we’re coming west” and “there will be many more soon.” Is that a confirmation that they’ll be on more of these? Technically, no. But it’s a good sign, anyway.
EDIT AGAIN: Three more dates have been found… still no confirmed Halestorm appearance at any of them, but Alice at least is coming through Spokane, WA, Reno, NV and Indio, CA!
Pennsylvania is rightfully proud of Halestorm’s success! Check out this article from PennLive.com!
The measure of a band is often associated with how well it performs live. But for Halestorm… the challenge came with sounding just as good when recorded.
My favorite part? Glad you asked:
[Joe] Hottinger had never watched “Glee.” He remembers looking up the show and thinking, “This is awful.”
Because taking things out of context can be hilarious. It’s like John Lennon said, “You may say that I’m a dreamer, but I’m not.”
Joe Hottinger pointed it out, and according to my research, it’s true: Halestorm is the first musical act ever to simultaneously have:
- the number one active rock single in the United States, and
- a frontperson with two X chromosomes.
In other words, “Love Bites (So Do I)” has officially made rock history: it’s the first single by a female-fronted band ever to top the active rock chart!
Loudwire: The Guys of Halestorm Talk Band’s New Album, Mass Chaos + More
Halestorm are heating up the charts with their latest single ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’ off of their new album ‘The Strange Case Of…‘ Loudwire had the opportunity to briefly chat with to the men of Halestorm recently, and they discussed the new disc and their run on the Mass Chaos Tour with Godsmack and Staind.
While frontwoman Lzzy Hale gets most of the press in the band — heck, we interviewed her recently — this time we got to hear from guitarist Joe Hottinger, bassist Josh Smith and drummer Arejay Hale. They all shared their “elation” about touring with Godsmack and Staind, plus they talked about how recording the new album was a truly fun experience after touring for three years in promotion of their debut disc.
Check out the interview HERE!
Check out this GREAT audio interview Halestorm did with WMMR’s Jaxon, in which they talk about The Strange Case of…, their individual musical influences, the girl who inspired “Rock Show,” and what Joe Hottinger listens to during his “time of the month” (yes, that seriously comes up)!
Can’t wait until Tuesday to hear The Strange Case of Halestorm? Good news — you don’t have to! They’re premiering it LIVE on their Livestream page at 4:30 PM (Eastern) TODAY!
The other day, this video was posted, in which Lzzy and Arejay Hale talk about the tracks on Halestorm’s Hello, It’s Mz. Hyde EP. If you listen closely while they’re discussing “Rock Show” (starting at about 1:40), you can hear background music that’s definitely Halestorm, but definitely NOT “Rock Show” or any other song we’ve heard from the band so far.
Today, the mighty Joe Hottinger himself confirmed which song it is! Sort of. Really, all he said was that it’s one of the first nine tracks on the album. But that narrows things down some.
- “Love Bites (So Do I)” — We know what that sounds like. It sounds like awesome. It also sounds like a top ten hit, hint hint, call your local station.
- “Mz. Hyde” — This is probably the one. A recent review on Metalholic.com described that one by saying, “On ‘Mz. Hyde,’ the band takes us in with a crunchy rolling lick. An atmospheric backdrop sets the stage as Lzzy sings of the darkness within her. Heavy riffage and swagger that recalls Avenged Sevenfold with a Stray Cats pre-chorus.” On top of that, of all the songs on the album, that one makes the most sense for a Hello, It’s Mz. Hyde-based interview, and it’s the closest thing The Strange Case Of… has to a title track.
- “I Miss The Misery” — It’s also possible this is the song we’re hearing. Metalholic called it “a hard-boiled modern rocker full of swing.” Maybe, but it seems less likely than “Mz. Hyde.”
- “Freak Like Me” — No, that sounds totally different. Though the drums you hear while the “Rock Show” title card is up are definitely from the intro to “Freak.”
- “Beautiful With You” — Nope, that’s a softer, more melodic one.
- “In Your Room” — See #5.
- “Break In” — See #6. Also, that one is all piano and vocals.
- “Rock Show” — You’d think they’d play that for this part, but they don’t. Go figure.
- “Daughters Of Darkness” — We know that one already too.
Joe did technically eliminate “You Call Me A Bitch Like It’s A Bad Thing” from contention.
Either way, we’ve now technically heard parts of what’s probably Mz. Hyde. So… yeah.