As soon as I had my foot in the door of the tour van, Halestorm‘s Arejay was shaking my hand and the band were calling me “Shades” (because I was wearing sunglasses). In fact, the entire group had an explosive energy (they later blamed on coffee), but one thing was clear, these guys want a career in music.
Hard rockers Halestorm started out in 2005 touring a live EP and then in 2009 finally released their self-titled debut. These guys tour relentlessly and being a road veteran gives the band a confidence you don’t see in a lot of new acts.
At the centre of Halestorm are the Hale siblings, Lizzy and Arejay. They believe in keeping things in the family. Mom is the tour manager and Dad drives their bus. And at a Halestorm show, you will run into their mom in the audience selling Halestorm CDs.
Halestorm “I Get Off” Apparently Arejay gets asked a lot how he feels about his sister singing about “getting off.” And he hates it. Listen to him go off about it in the our chat.
Halestorm “It’s Not You” Lizzy tells a stalker to f*ck off.
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