Halestorm To Write Next Studio Album After Fall ’23 European Tour
As you know, Halestorm is currently touring North America. Before taking the stage at their show at Place Bell in Laval, Quebec, Canada, they talked to UpVenue about writing a new album after their fall 2023 European tour with Black Veil Brides.
Singer Lzzy Hale said, “Oh, God. Just moving on and moving up. We’ve already begun writing for another record, so we’ll probably try to put that together in our spare time in some way. And yeah, just keep moving on. We have more touring coming up.”
Guitarist Joe Hottinger added, “We’re gonna try to do the record. And then… We’re working on a summer  tour, and a fall tour, and we’ll be getting back here [to Canada] next year, hopefully. Just gotta do what we always do — play shows.”
Do they write music while on the road touring? Lzzy said, “We do a little bit of both. I’ve been breaking out some of my… I have a small rig that’s just basically for catching ideas. It’s not brilliant quality. So none of what I’m doing right now is gonna be like record quality taking, but just trying to organize thoughts. And sometimes it’s fun because you’re in an environment where if you’re creating a song backstage, like today, and you go on stage, there is something subconsciously that I’ll be thinking about, like, ‘Oh, was what I…?’ It will be a fleeting thought onstage, like ‘Is the idea that I was working on today, is that worthy of the stage? And is that worthy of the people that are that are gonna be listening to it?’ So sometimes that’s helpful. Other times it’s helpful to just lock yourself in a studio and be, like, ‘We’re not coming out until it’s all done.’ So, yeah, [we do] a little of both.”
Lzzy and her brother Arejay (drums) formed Halestorm in ’98, while still in middle school. Hottinger joined in ’03 and bassist Josh Smith joined in 2004.
The band is no stranger to commercial and critically success; in December 2018, they were nominated for a “Best Rock Performance” Grammy Award for “Uncomfortable”. In 2012, they won their first Grammy in the category of “Best Hard Rock/ Metal Performance” for “Love Bites (So Do I)”.
Do you think Halestorm will win another Grammy Award?