One of the most active rock bands since the release of its 2009 self-titled debut album, HALESTORM has spent so much time on the road that it has started become a normal way of life for them, according to frontwoman Lzzy Hale.
In a recent interview with LJ from New Zealand's Bayrock radio station, Hale was asked how much time she estimates HALESTORM spends on the road and what she likes to do when home. "It's pretty much 90 percent of our time [on tour]," she said. "We had a little bit of time off in between our last tour, which ended the day before Christmas Eve. Then, [before] heading out here, which was about two months off. I have to tell you, that was the longest period of time off we've had in between a tour since in probably over a decade. It was kind of crazy — your homelife doesn't necessarily exist. You have a home, but you don't have a routine at home. You have a routine out on tour. I always say, 'Touring life is normal life and then we're at home, it's vacation.'"
She continued: "It was interesting because my routine… I ended up doing this thing since I have a hard time doing nothing, so I would get up in the morning with my cup of coffee and sit down at my piano. I have a small workstation — I have a studio downstairs and a workstation upstairs. I'd start on something then when I'd get stuck, I'd be, like, 'I'll do laundry and I'll cook food, like normal things.' I really enjoyed doing things like cleaning."
HALESTORM's latest album, "Vicious", was released last July via Atlantic. The disc was recorded at Nashville, Tennessee's Rock Falcon recording studio with producer Nick Raskulinecz.
HALESTORM has announced a month-long North American tour, kicking off April 12 at Ladson, South Carolina's 98 Rockfest and running through Columbus, Ohio's Sonic Temple, with dates across the continent, including a stop at Mexico City's Domination Festival in early May. PALAYE ROYALE and BEASTO BLANCO will open for HALESTORM on the run of dates, which follow HALESTORM's trek abroad in March with performances at Download festival in Australia and Japan.