Greetings from Toy Fair 2018; I’m deeply entrenched in the massive Toy Industry Only event over at Javits Center but during a breather I saw this email tour announcement and said let’s get this online fast and furious. Here we go.
The Press Release:
Atlantic recording group Halestorm have announced details of a milestone North American tour showcasing all female-fronted hard rock outfits. The dates —co-headlined by Roadrunner recording group In This Moment— begins April 30 at Houston, TX’s White Oak Music Hall — Lawn and then travels through mid-May. See below itinerary.
Support throughout the trek comes from special guests New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart.
The tour will include stops at a number of upcoming festivals and state fairs, including Jacksonville, FL’s Rockville 2018 (April 27); Fort Lauderdale, FL’s Fort Rock (April 28); and Charlotte, NC’s Carolina Rebellion (May 5). For ticket information and VIP packages, please go here.
“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time,” says Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale. “We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”
In This Moment’s frontwoman Maria Brink echoed the sentiment, saying, “I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”
New Years Day frontwoman Ash Costello added, “I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both Halestorm and In This Moment already, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”
“This is our dream lineup,” said Stitched Up Heart frontwoman Mixi. “Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”
The Tour Dates:
4/27 — Jacksonville, FL — Rockville 2018*
4/28 — Fort Lauderdale, FL — Fort Rock*
4/30 — Houston, TX — White Oak Lawn
5/1 — Corpus Christi, TX — Concrete Street Amphitheatre
5/3 — Nashville, TN — Municipal Auditorium
5/4 — Cincinnati, OH — PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
5/5 — Charlotte, NC — Carolina Rebellion*
5/7 — Pittsburgh, PA — Stage AE
5/8 — Indianapolis, IN — FBI Lawn @ White River State Park
5/10 — Reading, PA — Santander Arena
5/11— Boston, MA — Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell
5/12 — Asbury Park, NJ — Summer Stage
5/14 — Huntington, WV — Big Sandy Superstore Arena
5/15 — Grand Rapids, MI —Deltaplex
Additional dates to be announced.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep this brief since I need to get back to the convention and since the tour isn’t stopping anywhere near my stomping grounds. That bothers me a little bit since I really like all of the bands on the package. I will cross my fingers that one of the TBA dates includes a NYC appearance. What do you readers think about this one if you can attend it? Let me know down in the comments section below. Now it’s back to the Toy Fair and if this side of our coverage offerings interests you, please hit up our socials since the visuals and thoughts will be there first before I get full on posts online. Later.
In This Moment: http://www.inthismomentofficial.com/
New Years Day: https://www.facebook.com/nydrock/
Stitched Up Heart: http://www.stitchedupheart.org/