Halestorm brought their Grammy winning sound to Milwaukee last night August 31 and helped wrap up the Harley-Davidson festival by giving the crowd a show worthy of a celebration 110 years in the making. Lead singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale was clearly in the moment, fierce and relentlessly passionate in her frisky delivery of fan favorites such as "Here's To Us," "Mz. Hyde," and "Love Bites (So Do I)," for which they won the Grammy Award this year for Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance. One of the best quotes of the night from Lzzy at the Harley-Davidson celebration was right before, "I Get Off," when Hale expressed her love for the Milwaukee crowd. "I love you so much that I get off on you," said Hale, and the crowd cheered on Lzzy's playful statement.
For Halestorm lead guitarist Joe Hottinger, who grew up just outside Milwaukee, the show was a sort of homecoming, one that comes after recent concerts in Japan, Alaska and Hawaii. The Hawaii concert was a milestone for the band that marked the 50th state that they've played in the USA, no easy task for any band to accomplish by any means. Halestorm's lineup is rounded out by Josh Smith on bass and Lzzy's brother Arejay Hale on drums, who recently won Revolver Magazine's Golden Gods Award for Best Drummer.