Halestorm on Touring With Alice Cooper and Upcoming Recording Plans

"It's really surreal because I consider him the 'A' and the 'ABCs' of my rock 'n' roll vocabulary"


Halestorm, photo by Jimmy Fontaine

    Halestorm have come a long way since siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale started playing music together as youngsters in Pennsylvania. This summer, the Grammy-winning rock band will support their most recent album, Vicious, by co-headlining a U.S. tour with the legendary Alice Cooper.

    We caught up with frontwoman Lzzy Hale and bassist Josh Smith at Sonic Temple Festival in Ohio, and the pair talked about the honor of co-headlining with Alice Cooper. “It’s really surreal because I consider him the ‘A’ and the ‘ABCs’ of my rock ‘n’ roll vocabulary. He taught me what it means to be a weirdo, and absolutely stand up for that and be proud of that,” Lzzy told us in the video interview above.

    She added, “It’s weird to listen to songs that I have like ‘Mz. Hyde’ and ‘Freak Like Me’, and definitely, that came from the Alice Cooper side of my influences. [It’s cool] just to be able to be co-headlining with rock royalty, and one of the nicest guys in the rock industry, by the way.”


    When we informed Lzzy that she may need to work on her golf game, given Cooper’s skills on the links, Lzzy replied, “My entire golf experience has been one handicap. I hit it like a hockey puck. It’s just terrible …. but if he can show me some pointers, sure!”

    As far as plans beyond the band’s touring this year, which also includes a fall run with Godsmack, Smith told us, “Probably going to be working on some new music, maybe some cover songs”, with Lzzy adding, “We’ve been writing a lot of originals lately, too, so we’ve been [debating] cover album or just new album. It could go either way.” That prompted Smith to joke, “We’re gonna cover ourselves!”

    (See Also: Halestorm Talk Vicious, Rock Demographics, and More)

    Halestorm’s co-headlining U.S. tour with Alice Cooper kicks off tonight (July 17th) in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and runs through an August 16th show in Camden, New Jersey. Motionless in White will support all dates. See the dates below.


    Watch our video interview with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Josh Smith above.

    Halestorm, Alice Cooper + Motionless in White Tour Dates:
    07/17 – Allentown, PA @ PPL Center
    07/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ KeyBank Pavilion
    07/20 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
    07/21 – Chicago, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    07/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
    07/25 – St Louis, MO @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
    07/26 – Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre
    07/28 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
    07/29 – Cedar Park, TX @ H-E-B Center
    07/31 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    08/01 – Houston, TX @ The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    08/04 – Nashville, TN @ The Opry House
    08/07 – Canandaigua, NY @ CMAC
    08/08 – Bethel, NY @ Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
    08/10 – Portland, ME @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
    08/11 – Gilford, NH @ Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
    08/13 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
    08/15 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
    08/16 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

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