SOURCE: Atlantic Records


February 11, 2009 17:01 ET

Halestorm Set to Hit Hard With Debut Album; Pennsylvania-Based Rock Outfit to Herald Release With Full-Tilt, Non-Stop Live Schedule, Including Major Tours Alongside Shinedown, Saliva, and Black Stone Cherry; "HALESTORM" Arrives in Stores and Online on April 28th

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - February 11, 2009) - Atlantic Records has announced the upcoming release of the self-titled first album from Halestorm. The new rock outfit's full-length debut -- which includes the single, "I Get Off" -- will be available in stores and via all online retailers on April 28th.

"HALESTORM" will be available at the band's live shows and for pre-order via the Pennsylvania-based band's official website,, and official MySpace page,, beginning on February 24th. All fans pre-ordering "HALESTORM" will immediately receive a digital download of the complete album with the option to receive the physical copy on the release date.

Produced by Howard Benson (Daughtry, My Chemical Romance, Flyleaf), "HALESTORM" is an explosive collection of infectious hard rock anthems, a fiery flurry of sexy hooks and rough and tumble grooves. Steering this runaway train is dynamic singer/guitarist Lzzy Hale, who brings a hypnotic intensity to such tracks as the sensual "I Get Off" and "Bet U Wish U Had Me Back."

"This album has been a long time coming," says Lzzy. "There's been a lot of dirty work that went into making it. Creatively, we went to rock 'n' roll college through the experience. It was crazy, raw, down and dirty. Our blood, sweat, and tears went into this thing."

Halestorm has slated an all-out tour schedule to herald the album's release. The dates kick off on February 19th with a performance alongside Avenged Sevenfold at Indianapolis' Egyptian Room (see itinerary below). From there, the band will take to the road alongside Shinedown, beginning February 25th at The Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina, and then running through an April 4th tour finale at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire's Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom.

Formed in 1998 by Lzzy and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, Halestorm has made its bones as a major league hard rock outfit via countless North American gigs alongside such like-minded artists as Shinedown, Seether, Flyleaf, and Trapt. 2006 saw the release of Halestorm's debut Atlantic EP, "ONE AND DONE," which expertly captured the intensity and energy of the band's live show.

For up-to-the-minute news and tour information, please visit Halestorm at and

                              On Tour 2009

          Feb. 25-Mar. 6  w/Shinedown & Black Stone Cherry
     Mar. 9-20  w/Shinedown & Saliva except Mar. 12 & 13 w/Saliva only
                        Mar. 24-Apr. 4 w/Shinedown

19      Indianapolis, IN        Egyptian Room
20      Flint, MI               Machine Shop
21      Detroit, MI             Harpo's
22      Cincinnati, OH          Bogart's
25      Charleston, SC          The Music Farm
27      Jacksonville, NC        Hooligans
28      Raleigh, NC             Lincoln Theatre

2       Columbia, SC            Club Level
3       Asheville, NC           The Orange Peel
5       Jim Thorpe, PA          Penn's Peak
6       Clifton Park, NY        Northern Lights
7       Rochester, NY           Main Street Armory
9       Cleveland, OH           House of Blues
10      Cincinnati, OH          Bogart's
11      Mokena, IL              The Pearl Room
12      Battle Creek, MI        Planet Rock
13      Ft. Wayne, IN           Pierre's
15      Kearney, NE             FirstTier Event Center
17      Sioux Falls, SD         Ramkota Exhibit Hall
18      Bismarck, ND            Bismarck Civic Center
20      Rochester, MN           Mayo Civic Center
21      Kenosha, WI             Brat Shop
23      Youngstown, OH          Wedgewood Entertainment Complex
24      Cheswick, PA            Gravity
25      Norfolk, VA             The NorVa
27      Hartford, CT            Webster Theatre
28      Boston, MA              House of Blues
29      Poughkeepsie, NY        The Chance Theater
31      New York, NY            The Fillmore New York @ Irving Plaza

2       Baltimore, MD           Rams Head Live!
3       Philadelphia, PA        Electric Factory
4       Hampton Beach, NH       Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

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