ASBURY PARK, NJ— Halestorm proved they could hold their own with Stone Pony regulars at their sold-out Summer Stage show. Playing under the misty Asbury Park night sky, the atmosphere complemented the riffs and powerful vocals from frontwoman Lzzy Hale.
Ohio’s Star Set and New York’s The Pretty Reckless opened the show, each with their own unique style. Star Set offered a cinematic approach to rock with their songs like “My Demons” and “Carnivore.” The Pretty Reckless’ frontwoman Taylor Momsen got the crowd fired up with their opening song “Follow Me Down” and hits like “Heaven Knows” and “Make Me Wanna Die.”
Halestorm took the stage by storm opening with “Love Bites (So Do I).” The setlist primarily included songs from the new album, Into The Wild Life, like “Sick Individual,” “Scream” and “Mayhem.” Hale slowed down the tempo for “Dear Daughter,” where she sang along softly as she played the keyboard.
Fan favorites to sing along to were hits like “Apocalyptic,” “I Am The Fire,” “Mz. Hyde” and “Amen.” Hale captivated the crowd’s full attention throughout the 90-minute set with her charismatic stage presence and intense vocals.
The crowd included a variety of fans, most already decked out in their Halestorm and Into The Wild Life gear. Fans ranged from young girls to seasoned hard rockers, all thoroughly enjoying the show together.
As the rain started pouring, the band finished their set with a supercharged encore performance of “I Miss The Misery.” The crowd dispersed into a sea of awed fans recounting their favorite parts of the show.
Halestorm released their newest album, Into The Wild Life, this past April and debuted on the Billboard 200 at #5. They began their headline tour on April 22 in Nashville and will continue to tour nationwide as well as overseas in the coming months.