Atlantic recording group HALESTORM have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates — co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group IN THIS MOMENT — begins April 30 in Houston, Texas and then travels through mid-May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests NEW YEARS DAY and STITCHED UP HEART.
The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, Florida's Welcome To Rockville (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, Florida's Fort Rock (April 28); and Charlotte, North Carolina's Carolina Rebellion (May 5).
"We've been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time," says HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale. "We are a few of the hardest-working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere."
IN THIS MOMENT's frontwoman Maria Brink echoed the sentiment, saying: "I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!"
NEW YEARS DAY frontwoman Ash Costello adds: "I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both HALESTORM and IN THIS MOMENT already, they are such powerful forces, it's just incredible to be a part of every night. I'm very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I'll have been a part of one. I can't wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won't want to miss this tour, I can promise you that."
"This is our dream lineup," says STITCHED UP HEART frontwoman Mixi. "Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!"
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Apr. 27 - Jacksonville, FL - Rockville 2018*
Apr. 28 - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Fort Rock*
Apr. 30 - Houston, TX - The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall (buy tickets)
May 01 - Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street Amphitheatre (buy tickets)
May 03 - Nashville, TN - Municipal Auditorium (buy tickets)
May 04 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center (buy tickets)
May 05 - Charlotte, NC - Carolina Rebellion*
May 07 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (buy tickets)
May 08 - Indianapolis, IN - FBI Lawn @ White River State Park (buy tickets)
May 10 - Reading, PA - Santander Arena (buy tickets)
May 11- Boston, MA - Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell (buy tickets)
May 12 - Asbury Park, NJ - Summer Stage (buy tickets)
May 14 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena (buy tickets)
May 15 - Grand Rapids, MI - Deltaplex (buy tickets)
* Festival appearance
Additional dates to be announced.