HALESTORM Drummer Arejay Hale Discusses European Headline Tour In New Interview - "Almost Every Show Was Sold Out"

October 16, 2012, 5 years ago

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Germany's DrumHeads recently caught up with HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale. An excerpt is available below:

DH: what about your current Headliner-Tour? How was the audience in the UK?

Arejay: "They’re incredible, too! The press over there is wonderful to us. And the fans … we weren’t expecting that size of venue. The crowd was just singing along every word. That’s very cool. It’s very different to the American crowds. They are amazing, too, but in Europe the people react in another way to our music. Just another element. It’s pretty amazing that almost every show in Europe was sold out for this tour. Very exciting! We didn’t expect that, either. It’s our first time headlining here. And in the States we played the first headliner tour. In average we did the show for 30 people. But during that time we just had our first album. No one really knew us. But we got a great support. And we hope that this goes on."

DH: Your video for ‘I Miss The Misery’ was released on September 27th . How was the general reaction?

Arejay: "In Europe there was much more reaction to it. Unfortunately, in the States there are very, very few outlets for music videos. So, it’s great over here in the EU because there are still channels which actually play music videos. And they play rock videos, too! In the States there are also channels for music, but they play just pop and hip-hop. It’s so good to see that there are still channels which are interested in rock music, especially here in Europe. When we were in Cologne, we went out to a club. And we were expecting that techno music: 'Uz-uz–uz,' you know. But they played NIRVANA, EVERCLEAR and PEARL JAM. And the kids danced to it. That was cool.

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Jägermeister recently announced the Halestorm fall headline tour in support of the band's new album, The Strange Case Of... The tour kicks off November 8th at Mobile, Alabama's Soul Kitchen and continues through mid-December with support from IN THIS MOMENT and EVE TO ADAM.

Jägermeister has a long history of supporting bands, both from a local level to national amphitheater acts. "We are incredibly excited to be working with Halestorm on this upcoming headline tour," says Cliff Rigano, Director of Music Marketing for Jagermeister. "The band is truly coming into their own as a rock powerhouse, and we are excited to be a part of their success."

"We are so stoked to be partnering with our friends at Jägermeister for this upcoming tour," said Lzzy Hale of Halestorm "We've known all of these guys for years and can't wait to throw down with them out on the road! It's going to be great to finally be seeing all of our Halestorm Freaks in all the cities that we have not yet been to this year. Joining us will be our good friends from JVC and our partners in crime, In This Moment and Eve To Adam. Rock it out, people! See you at the shows!"

A behind the scenes video will be filmed all tour long in conjunction with JVC and their cutting edge Adixxion action cameras for an in-depth look at one of the hardest working rock bands on the road.

Tour dates:


8 - Mobile, AL - Soul Kitchen
9 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10 - Backstage Live - San Antonio, TX
12 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
13 - W. Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
14 - Chico, CA - Senator Theater
16 - San Francisco, CA - Slim's
17 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
18 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
20 - Kennewick, WA - Toyota Center (with ALICE COOPER)
21 - Garden City, ID - Revolution Event Center (with Alice Cooper)
23 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
24 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
25 - Spokane, WA - Knitting Factory
27 - Jackson, WY - Pink Garter Theatre
29 - Denver, CO - Summit Music Hall
30 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium


1 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
3 - Sioux Falls, SD - The Vault
4 - Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
5 - Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre
7 - South Bend, IN - Club Fever
8 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
10 - Richmond, VA - The National
11 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
12 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel
14 - Charleston, SC - Music Farm
15 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
27 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
29 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
31 - Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Soundstage

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