HALESTORM Singer Talks About Performing With AMY LEE (Audio)
- Sep. 6, 2012
HALESTORM's just-completed Carnival Of Madness tour also featured headliners EVANESCENCE, with that band's singer Amy Lee joining HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale onstage every night to perform the HALESTORM track "Break In".
Asked how the collaboration came about, Lzzy told Zoiks! Online, "It's funny. We had talked in the beginning of the tour, 'Oh, we should do something.' What would we do? Do we do a cover? Do I come out during her set? She came up to me, I think it was two weeks in and said, 'I'm obsessed with your song 'Break In' right now.' I was like, 'Thank you so much.' Then she said, 'I know all of your parts, all the backing parts and everything.' I was like, 'Sweet, that's awesome.' Then she said, 'This is going to sound really weird and please feel free to say no, but do you think I could come up during that song and sing it with you?' I'm like, 'Of course, this is awesome.' We didn't have a whole lot of time to rehearse. We literally ran through it once before our show in El Paso, right before the doors opened. It was perfect. I told her, queue insane crowd noise. She was like, 'Oh, I don't know.' 'No, seriously — they're going to freak when you walk out on stage.' . . . [And] they did. We couldn't hear each other for the first four lines."
HALESTORM has unveiled the dates, cities and venues for a late fall headlining U.S. tour sponsored by Jägermeister. The trek gets underway on November 8 in Mobile, Alabama, wrapping up on December 15 in Orlando, Florida. Special guests on the bill will be IN THIS MOMENT and EVE TO ADAM. Tickets for the road trip go on sale this Friday (September 7).
HALESTORM has been slogging through the hottest summer on record these past few weeks on the Carnival Of Madness tour, and Lzzy Hale told The Pulse Of Radio that playing outdoors in the heat can get to you after a while. "It's always a crazy show, especially when we're outside," she said. "We spent like seven days straight in Texas and the weather was just incredible, like just oppressive heat. And, you know, you lose your mind a little bit during those shows [laughs], you really do, because it's just hot and like, you get to a certain note or something that you're gonna hit, and then all of a sudden you're like, 'Oh, don't pass out, don't pass out!' [laughs] So it's a little crazy."
"I Miss The Misery", the second single from HALESTORM's current album "The Strange Case Of…" , is a Top Five track at Active Rock radio.
Hale was just named the "Hottest Chick in Hard Rock" in Revolver magazine's annual round-up of the sexiest female rockers, beating out contenders like Lee, IN THIS MOMENT's Maria Brink and LACUNA COIL's Cristina Scabbia.
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