Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Commemorates Anniversary Of Band's First Show

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Halestorm frontperson Lzzy Hale commemorated the 22nd anniversary of the band's first talent show performance, on August 9th, 1997, with a post on Instagram this past Friday (August 9th) that featured an early photo of her and her younger brother, Halestorm drummer Arejay Hale.

Hale wrote, "Lil' bro Arejay and I entered ourselves in a talent show in Schukill County Pennsylvania. We played one song we'd written called 'Love Is Power,' complete with a drum solo in the middle (would you expect anything less?). We took home a third place trophy, losing to the tap dancing cowgirl in true Spinal Tap fashion, but that day changed everything."

She continued, "We were just kids, but we knew there was something special. You don't choose music, it chooses you, and this path chose us . . . We didn't believe in destinations or an end goal. Still don't. It was, and still is about riding this highway of endless possibilities."

Hale told us a while back that she never imagined as a teen that her band would inspire the devoted following they have today: "I get wonderful, wonderful, heartfelt letters about what our music and what we stand for means to everybody and that's something that, when I was 13, I never even thought anybody would ever say that to me. So just know how much we really appreciate them enabling us to do what we love every single day."

Hale's post included a variety of photos from that talent show period, including publicity photos of the pair and a look at their six-song cassette titled Forecast For The Future. The cassette comes with credits thanking Dad "for the bass parts" and Mom for the "great backup vocals."

​Halestorm and Godsmack will join forces for a month-long U.S. tour in the fall. The trek will kick off on September 20th in Green Bay, Wisconsin and end on October 18th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.