Grammy Award-winning hard rock band HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. "Halestorm's Halloween Scream" begins September 22 at Denver, Colorado's High Elevation Rock festival and then travels through late October (see itinerary). Support throughout the trek comes from special guests STARSET and NEW YEARS DAY. The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Louisville, Kentucky's Louder Than Life (September 30), Madison, Wisconsin's JJO Sonic Boom (October 1), Camden, New Jersey's Rock Allegiance (October 7), Houston, Texas's Houston Open Air (October 14), and Sacramento, California's Aftershock (October 22).
"We are so excited to announce our fall tour," says HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale. "'Halestorm's Halloween Scream' will be a night for all the Freaks with our friends STARSET and NEW YEARS DAY plus special surprises and collaborations for your entertainment! We can't wait to see you all!"
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"Halestorm's Halloween Scream" tour 2017
Sep. 22 - Denver, CO - High Elevation Rock Festival *
Sep. 23 - Wichita, KS - Orpheum Theater + (buy tickets)
Sep. 24 - Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Theater + (buy tickets)
Sep. 26 - Rochester, MN - Mayo Civic Auditorium + (buy tickets)
Sep. 27 - Des Moines, IA - 7 Flags Center + (buy tickets)
Sep. 30 - Louisville, KY - Louder Than Life *
Oct. 01 - Madison, WI - JJO Sonic Boom *
Oct. 03 - Akron, OH - Goodyear Theater + (buy tickets)
Oct. 04 - South Bend, IN - Morris Performing Arts Center + (buy tickets)
Oct. 06 - Rochester, NY - The Armory (buy tickets)
Oct. 07 - Camden, NJ - Rock Allegiance *
Oct. 08 - Westbury, NY - The Space + (buy tickets)
Oct. 10 - Knoxville, TN - Civic Auditorium + (buy tickets)
Oct. 14 - Houston, TX - Houston Open Air *
Oct. 17 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom (buy tickets)
Oct. 18 - Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theater + (buy tickets)
Oct. 20 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues + (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Fremont Theater + (buy tickets)
Oct. 22 - Sacramento, CA - 2017 Monster Energy Aftershock Festival *
* Festival appearance
+ With special guest STARSET
HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on material for the band's fourth album. At least some of the sessions are taking place at the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville.
Raskulinecz is an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having helmed HALESTORM's third covers EP, "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP", which came out in January.
Lzzy recently told the 97.7 WQLZ radio station that HALESTORM was "about half way" through the production process for the band's next album. She said: "We have a lot of tracks. We've been kind of doing both [recording and working on pre-production]. We've been writing in my personal studio, at my house, and then we've been going into an actual studio with a producer and doing kind of pre-pro as we go along, which we've never really done. 'Cause usually, it's, like, 'Okay, we have all the songs together, and then we'll go in the studio.' And this time we have like half-songs and then we go in the studio and we finish them. We have some keeper song takes and there's maybe some vocal or guitar takes that we won't redo later, but, yeah, it's everything all at once at the same time, so we're multitasking."
"ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP" featured an eclectic mix of songs from artists like METALLICA, SOUNDGARDEN, JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS, SOPHIE B. HAWKINS, TWENTY ONE PILOTS and WHITESNAKE.