Things don’t always work from the start, but persistence pays off. Halestorm, the hard-rocking group from Red Lion, Pennsylvania knows a thing or two about patience and perseverance, and between near-constant touring, a dedication to mastering their craft, and a powerhouse leading lady, they have become quite the contender in the world of rock. Lead singer Lzzy Hale brings Halestorm to the House of Blues in Atlantic City on September 6th for a thunderous show that will surely shake the rafters.
Long Time Coming
Lzzy Hale might have “started” the band when she was 13, but the progression from sibling music fun to Grammy Award-winning performances has been a long one. After more than a decade of technically being together, the band finally released their debut self-titled album in 2009. Despite not having an album to really call their own, the band had been developing a reputation on the road, touring with various hard rock tours and some mainstream metal bands.
“The Strange Case of…” was their second album that broke onto the scene in 2012, and their reputation had preceded them, because it made history. Halestorm became the first female-fronted rock band to top the active airplay rock charts, and that album’s anthem, “Love Bites…(So Do I)” started climbing charts in the UK and Italy as well. most bands don’t get taken seriously without an album to their name, but in 4 short years, Halestorm has moved from an obscure rock band with a grass roots following to one of the rising stars of mainstream hard rock and metal. Their Grammy win has set them up for great heights, and they are ready to take them on. Here is Halestorm performing their hit song “Love Bites…(So Do I)”, showing exactly why they’re making so many waves on the airwaves.
Hungry For More
When you’ve been building steam for a decade, one Grammy award doesn’t satisfy that burning hard rock soul, and Halestorm is pushing onto more tours, more albums, and more success. They have already released new singles and new videos for an upcoming album, although no release date has been named. Lzzy Hale is also becoming quite the rock goddess herself, and not only is she a beautiful and wildly talented lead singer, guitarist, and occasional keyboard player, but she is also breaking boundaries for women rockers everywhere. The Grammy nod that Halestorm received for Best Rock Performance was the first time that a female-led group was nominated, and obviously the first win as well.
Gibson Guitars is designing signature series guitars for her, she is teaming up to design Blazar Bluetooth speakers, and their stock is rising on international and domestic tours. They may be a small and understated group from Pennsylvania, but their talent is nothing to dismiss and the bite marks that they are leaving on the hard rock scene aren’t likely to fade anytime soon.
If you want to see the future of female hard rockers before she takes her seat at the top of that wild world, then get your tickets now for Halestorm at the House of Blues in Atlantic City on September 6th at 7pm. After banging heads and raging to the savage and soulful tracks of Lzzy Hale, you’ll probably be ready to crash for the night, or head to the nearest metal bar. Either way, book your room at the Showboat Hotel and Casino. If rocking your night away with a quartet that knows how to throw down isn’t your style, then check out the comedy of Jim Breuer at the Borgata Music Box, or Blink-182 at Revel the following night!