HALESTORM has slated an epic touring schedule in support of their chart-topping new album, “THE STRANGE CASE OF…” The new dates comprise a wide range of shows, including a U.S. headline tour, high profile festival appearances, a much-anticipated European trek, as well as a series of support slots alongside Avenged Sevenfold!
“THE STRANGE CASE OF…” is shaping up as HALESTORM’s breakthrough release. The album just debuted at #1 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…” is 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…” 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.”
“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 it’s bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such artists as SHINEDOWN, Avenged Sevenfold 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, Art of Dying and Skillet.
Check out HALESTORM’s upcoming UK tour dates below:
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