Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith.
Since their inception in 1998, Halestorm have toured extensively with a diverse variety of artists, including Eric Church, Joan Jett, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top and Evanescence. They’ve played around 2,500 dates around the world to date, and performed at festivals like Taste of Chaos, Download Festival, Rock Am Ring Festival and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.
Most recently, the band scored a 2019 Grammy nomination for ‘Best Rock Performance’ for ‘Uncomfortable’, marking their second after their 2013 Grammy win for ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’.
Loudwire named Lzzy their ‘2018 Rock Artist of the Year’ last year, and two years prior, she was named the ‘Dimebag Darrell Shredder of the Year’ at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Both Halestorm and ‘The Strange Case of…’ were certified Gold, further evidencing Halestorm’s massively supportive fanbase. Halestorm have also made history when ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’, the hit single from ‘The Strange Case of…’ ascended to No. 1 at Active Rock radio in the U.S., making Halestorm the first-ever female-fronted group to earn the top spot on the format.
Today Halestorm exists as a beacon of hope and inspiration for musicians, particularly female musicians who want to brave the challenges of the music industry. Lzzy has been a pioneer in rock and proven that women have a place on the stage. Every night on tour, women – and men – in the audience look up to her and realize they too have the power to carve out their own path. Younger musicians admire her the same way she grew up admiring artists like Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks. “They helped me feel like I could do it, and I hope I’ve done the same for women today,” Lzzy says. “Trying to be my best self and not trying to be anything I’m not and being unapologetic feels like a good message. I feel a lot of responsibility to keep upholding that. I’m just trying to be the best me.”
Touring to promote their latest album ‘Vicious’, the band will be coming to Malaysia for their first ever concert on 14th December 2019. Details of the event is available at www.proticket.com.my