Sunday, May 28, 2017 - Piazza Stage
Widely acknowledged as one of modern hard rockâ€™s most explosive live acts, Grammy Award winning band Halestorm recently released their third studio album INTO THE WILD LIFE.
Recorded last year in Nashville with GRAMMYÂ®-nominated producer Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church) at the helm, â€œINTO THE WILD LIFEâ€ is highlighted by the historic new single, â€œApocalyptic.â€ The track recently ascended to the top at Active Rock radio outlets nationwide in an astounding 9 weeks â€“ the first time a female-fronted band has scored #1 hits at the format three times as well as the first to have #1 songs from two consecutive albums. Furthermore, â€œApocalypticâ€ has hit #1 at Mainstream Rock radio, marking Halestorm as the fourth-ever female-led act to top the format more than once. As if that werenâ€™t enough, the songâ€™s electrifying companion video has drawn over 2 million individual views thus far at Halestormâ€™s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PXkCAiV0Ww.
A new companion video for â€œAmen,â€ the next single from â€œINTO THE WILD LIFE,â€ recently debuted at RollingStone.com (www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-halestorm-rebel-against-day-jobs-in-raucous-amen-video-20150302). Directed by DJay Brawner (Ed Sheeran, Panic! At The Disco), the provocative clip has surpassed 1.5 million views at www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGchlqCjj8A.
In addition to its extraordinary popular success, â€œINTO THE WILD LIFEâ€ has also begun receiving unprecedented critical acclaim. â€œ(The album) is a different beast altogether,â€ declared veteran rock journalist Jon Wiederhorn at Yahoo! Music, â€œone that forsakes everything that has worked for Halestorm thus far (slick production, traditional songwriting arrangements, a radio-ready mix of rockers and ballads) and takes a leap into the unknownâ€¦ The risk of following its instincts has paid off.â€