Atlantic recording group HALESTORM has announced details of a major North American headline tour. The dates — unveiled earlier today via BandsInTown — begin April 1 at Reading, Pennsylvania's Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena and extend through late May. Support throughout the trek comes from special guests DOROTHY and the legendary Lita Ford. In addition, the tour will include stops at a number of festivals and summer radio concerts as well as a pair of much anticipated dates alongside the one and only ROB ZOMBIE, slated for May 18 at Bloomington, Illinois' Cellular Coliseum and May 19 at Saginaw, Michigan's First Merit Bank Event Park.
"This is a tour I've wanted to put together for a long time," said HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. "Not just a package with every band featuring a girl — that's been done a million times. This tour is a different breed, showcasing loud, powerful female voices. Every frontwoman here holds her own both on and off the stage, and has fought more than her share of the good fight. This isn't your sister's woman music fest!
"I'm honored to have the legendary Lita Ford on this run and welcome newcomers DOROTHY who make me so proud of the future of rock. All fans of true rock music — men, women, everyone — need to see this show."
Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rock's most explosive live acts, HALESTORM are kicking off 2016 by crossing the Atlantic for an epic European tour. Highlights include the U.K.'s annual "Carnival Of Madness Tour", alongside fellow hard rock icons BLACK STONE CHERRY and Atlantic Records labelmates SHINEDOWN as well as headline shows in Belgium, Germany, France, Finland, Sweden, and Russia.
"Mayhem", the latest single from HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", is set to impact rock radio outlets across the country later this month. The track's electrifying companion video can be seen below.
In other news, HALESTORM is among the many top artists who have recorded cover versions of EAGLES OF DEATH METAL's "I Love You All The Time" as part of the Sweet Stuff Foundation's "Play It Forward" campaign to aid victims of last November's terrorist attacks in Paris. The track is available now on the iTunes Store, Amazon, and Spotify, as well as the official "Play It Forward Store."
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HALESTORM tour dates with LITA FORD and DOROTHY except * (festival appearance) and ** (show with ROB ZOMBIE):
Apr. 01 - Reading, PA - Reading Eagle Theatre in the Santander Arena (buy tickets here)
Apr. 02 - Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom (buy tickets here)
Apr. 05 - Huntington, WV - Big Sandy Superstore Arena (buy tickets here)
Apr. 06 - Lexington, KY - Singletary Center (buy tickets here)
Apr. 07 - Raleigh, NC - The Ritz (buy tickets here)
Apr. 09 - Biloxi, MS - Hard Rock Live! (buy tickets here)
Apr. 11 - Springfield, MO - Gillioz Theater (buy tickets here)
Apr. 12 - Tulsa, OK - Brady Theater (buy tickets here)
Apr. 13 - Wichita, KS - Cotillion Ballroom (buy tickets here)
Apr. 15 - Fargo, ND - Civic Center (buy tickets here)
Apr. 16 - Sioux City, IA - Hard Rock Casino (buy tickets here)
Apr. 19 - Huntsville, AL - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall (buy tickets here)
Apr. 20 - Spartanburg, SC - Memorial Auditorium (buy tickets here)
Apr. 21 - Johnson City, TN - Freedom Hall Civic Center (buy tickets here)
Apr. 23 - Orlando, FL - WJRR Earthday Birthday 22 *
Apr. 24 - Charleston, SC - WYBB Rock Fest *
May 18 - Bloomington, IL - U.S. Cellular Coliseum **
May 19 - Saginaw, MI - First Merit Bank Event Park **
May 21 - Schaghticoke, NY - Rock ‘N Derby *
Aug. 05 - West Allis, WI - Wisconsin State Fair*