Grammy-winning hard rock band Halestorm today announced a month-long North American tour, kicking off April 12that Ladson, SC’s 98 Rockfest and running through Columbus, OH’s Sonic Temple Fest, with dates across the continent, including a stop at Mexico City’s Domination Festival in early May. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, January 25th, at 10 AM local time.

Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco will open for Halestorm on the run of dates, which follow Halestorm’s trek abroad in March with performances at Download Festival in Australia and Japan.

“Uncomfortable,” the lead single from Halestorm’s fourth and latest album, Vicious, earned a 2019 Grammy nomination at the end of last year for “Best Rock Performance.”  The nomination marks the band’s second, following their 2013 win for “Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I).”

Meanwhile, “Do Not Disturb,” the second single from Vicious, continues to climb at Active Rock Radio. Rolling Stonecalled the song “a steamy, heavy barn-burner.”

Named Loudwire’s 2018 Rock Artist of the Year, Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale recently spoke with Rolling Stone about her reaction to the Grammy nomination and the success of Vicious, whichConsequence of Sound’s Heavy Consequence named one on their “Top Metal and Hard Rock Albums of 2018.”



ON TOUR 2019

* denotes Palaye Royale and Beasto Blanco supporting


9          Sydney, NSW, Australia          Download Sydney 2019/Parramatt Park

13       Auckland, New Zealand          Powerstation

15       Wellington, New Zealand        Sam Fran

21        Chiba, Japan                          Download Festival Japan 2019/Makuhari Messe


12        Ladson, SC                             98 Rockfest 2019/Exchange Park Fairgrounds

18       Mankato, MN                           Verizon Center*

20        Billings, MT                             Shrine Auditorium*

22        Salt Lake City, UT                   Union Event Center*

23        Boise, ID                                 The Revolution Center*

25        Kennewick, WA                       Toyota Center*

26        Vancouver, BC                        Chan Centre*

28        Edmonton, AB                        Northern Jubilee Auditorium*

29        Calgary, AB                             MacEwan Hall*



1          Winnepeg, MB                        Burton Cummings Theatre*

3-4       Mexico City, MX                      Domination Festival

5          Bismarck, ND                          Bismarck Event Center*

7          Rapid City, SD                        Rushmore Plaza Civic Center*

9          Cedar Rapids, IA                    US Cellular Center* (co-headline with In This Moment)

12        London, ON                            London Music Hall*

13        Toronto, ON                            Danforth Music Hall*

17-19   Columbus, OH                        Sonic Temple Fest

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.