Interview with Joe Hottinger (Halestorm)

At long last, Grammy Award-winning American hard rock band HALESTORM have confirmed their debut visit to Australian shores.

Casper spoke with Joe “Storm” Hottinger about their kick-ass album “Into the Wildlife” and upcoming Australian Tour in 2015


Halestorm is a rock band from Pennsylvania (US) that signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records, a major recording label, on June 28, 2005. The group has been consistently active, writing and performing original music since the mid-1990’s and becoming increasingly successful. They have achieved international airplay, having been featured on the Lord Litter show in Germany. The band has been the featured artist, appearing on the cover of Pennsylvania Musician magazine three times (August 1999, March 2000, and February 2003). The band toured nationally across the United States from January to March 2006 on the Winterfresh Sno-Core Tour with Seether, Shinedown, and Flyleaf. There were about 23 shows in that tour, and the band has performed about 200 times per year since 1997.

Siblings Arejay and Elizabeth “Lzzy” Hale have been actively writing and performing original music since 1997 when they were 10 and 13 years old, respectively. Both brother and sister started learning piano at the age of 5; Lzzy later progressed to a keytar and Arejay to the drums. Lzzy took guitar lessons at 16. The teen siblings released an EP titled Don’t Mess With the Time Man in 2000. In Halestorm’s earliest incarnation, Lzzy and Arejay’s father played bass before Josh Smith joined the group in 2004. Guitarist Joe Hottinger joined in 2003.
The group signed a recording contract with Atlantic Records on June 28, 2005 and released a live EP titled One and Done.

Touring Australia for the very first time in December are Pennsylvanian rock act Halestorm. Presented by Live Nation, they will tour the major cities in Australia.

08 Dec – 170 Russell – Melbourne, VIC
09 Dec – The Gov – Hindmarsh, SA
11 Dec – Cambridge Hotel Newcastle – Newcastle, NSW
12 Dec – ANU Arts Centre – Canberra, ACT
13 Dec – The Manning Bar – Camperdown, NSW
15 Dec – The Tivoli – Fortitude Valley, QLD
For all ticket information, head on over to this link here. Special pre-sale member tickets are currently on offer via Live Nation, with general admission tickets going on sale this Thursday (July 16) at 12:00 AEST.