July 23, 2018
HALESTORM + IN THIS MOMENT TOUR PRESENTED BY SLP CONCERTS & CMOORE CONCERTS TO ROCK RUPP ARENA ON DECEMBER 5
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 27th at 10:00 am
Lexington, KY. (July 23, 2018) – One of modern hard rock’s most explosive live acts, Grammy Award-winning band Halestorm will be making a stop at Rupp Arena on December 5th with their electrifying new tour, In The Moment. Joined by special guests New Years Day, this concert is sure to rock Lexington. Tickets for Halestorm + In This Moment Tour start at $29.50 and go on sale this Friday at 10 am.
The group is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Elizabeth "Lzzy" Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith. Since their inception in 1998, Halestorm has toured extensively with a diverse variety of artists, including Eric Church, 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 and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The band scored a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2013, and Lzzy was named the “Dimebag Darrell Shredder of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2016. Both Halestorm and The Strange Case of… were certified Gold, further evidencing Halestorm’s massively supportive fanbase. Halestorm has also made history: “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 can look 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.”
Two decades into an accomplished career, Halestorm represents the results of true passion and hard work. The band has out-survived many of its peers and the musicians are still having fun after all this time. Vicious, their new album that is dropping on Friday, July 27th is evidence of a group of artists who refuse to ever plateau.
About In This Moment:
Between headline tours, In This Moment incinerated stages everywhere from Rock On The Range to Download Festival. In March 2016, Maria Brink [vocals, piano], and Chris Howorth [lead guitar], commenced writing for what would become the new record with longtime collaborator and multiple GRAMMY ®Award nominated producer Kevin Churko [Five Finger Death Punch, Ozzy Osbourne] at his Las Vegas compound.
On their sixth full-length album Ritual, In This Moment Maria and Chris and Travis Johnson [bass], Randy Weitzel [rhythm guitar], and Kent Diimel [drums] unearth a furious and focused feminine fire from a cauldron of jagged heavy metal, hypnotic alternative, and smoky voodoo blues.
About New Years Day:
With a unique aesthetic identity and a powerful sound honed in clubs, theaters, and global festival stages (like Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life), New Years Day stand ready to claim a dark destiny that has summoned them with warm invitation since their inception. Bigger and wonderfully diverse audiences have already warmed to the band thanks to successful tours supporting Halestorm, Motionless In White, and Birthday Massacre. New Years Day music videos like “Angel Eyes,” “Kill or Be Killed,” and “Defame Me” have amassed over 20 million views. Produced by Mitch Marlow, who has co-written songs with In This Moment and Papa Roach, the Diary of a Creep EP arrives just as New Years Day assembles material for their next full-length effort, freeing themselves from the shackles of preconceived expectations and digging in to fully embrace a new chapter.
New Years Day is to be cherished for an “admirable bite and sharp hooks laced with a plentiful amount of [loud] pomp,” as UK tastemaker Rock Sound rightly pointed out. Metal Hammer cheerfully agreed: “Get ready for the unstoppable, spooktacular rise of New Years Day.”