June 7, 2016

HALESTORM announced today a new fall leg of tour dates, which once again sees support from the legendary Lita Ford and DOROTHY. The dates kick off October 6 in Dallas and run through October 28 in Quebec, following the band's current European run and their direct support slot on Carnival Of Madness (with SHINEDOWN headlining).

"It's my pleasure to announce our second tour with both Mz. Lita Ford and Dorothy," said HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale. "The package was so good, we had to do it again! If you missed it last time…here's your second chance. Don't blow it!"

"It's made our year for me and my band," said Lita Ford. "We are so honored and proud to be out on the second leg of this so very hot, sweet, and ass-kicking tour with this amazingly talented band, HALESTORM! We can't wait to melt some faces!"

Dorothy added: "The band and I are pumped to tear up the road with our family. We will be supporting our album 'Rockisdead' which drops June 24th! See everyone this fall."

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The dates are as follows:

Oct. 06 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live! (buy tickets)
Oct. 08 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Pikes Peak Center (buy tickets)
Oct. 09 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex (buy tickets)
Oct. 11 - Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee (buy tickets)
Oct. 12 - San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues (buy tickets)
Oct. 14 - Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Casino (buy tickets)
Oct. 15 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
Oct. 17 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory (buy tickets)
Oct. 18 - Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall (buy tickets)
Oct. 19 - Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre/Enmax Hall (buy tickets)
Oct. 21 - Billings, MT @ Shrine Auditorium (buy tickets)
Oct. 22 - Minot, ND @ State Fair Center (buy tickets)
Oct. 23 - Duluth, MN @ Pioneer Hall (buy tickets)
Oct. 25 - Kalamazoo, MI @ State Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 26 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre (buy tickets)
Oct. 28 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis (buy tickets)
Oct. 29 - Utica, NY @ The Stanley (buy tickets)

Asked about how HALESTORM's success might have contributed to the recent surge in the number of females fronting their own groups, Lzzy told WDHA-FM 105.5 FM: "Just to be a part of it is so cool. It's really neat to see that kind of flood happening right now. And it's really starting to… I mean, I wanna say it evened out, but I think it's tipping the scales, 'cause we've been doing a lot of festivals lately, and it's just so many girls.

"We used to go — especially back in 2005, and even 2009 — when we would go out on tour, usually it was just me [as the only girl] on the bill. It was, like, 'Hey, guys… Hey everybody!' [Laughs]"

She continued: "It's something that Lita and I have been talking a lot about, because she kind of kicked the door open for both myself and Dorothy, all of us, to kind of waltz right in. And it's a huge testament to just the strength… And you have to kind of have blinders on to everything. Don't worry about what people think. Don't quit. Don't worry about opinions, especially [on the] Internet; don't worry about that.

"I wonder what would have happened if [Lita] was, like, after all the stuff that she went through [in the early years], if she just said, 'You know what? I'm done.' What would have happened? There might have not been [a HALESTORM]."

HALESTORM's first two albums, 2009's "Halestorm" and 2012's "The Strange Case Of…" were both officially certified gold in March by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales of more than 500,000 copies. The certifications came after RIAA started including on-demand audio and video streams and a track sale equivalent in gold and platinum album award.

The band's third album, "Into The Wild Life", debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart, selling 56,000 copies in its first week of release — more than double the first-week haul of their second CD — but has not reached gold yet.


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