Grammy Award-winners Halestorm will play live at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards, which take place at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London on June 13th, as one of only two confirmed 2016 U.K. shows for the band. The news comes as Saxon reveal that they will headline the bash along with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee from Motörhead, in honour of fallen band leader Lemmy Kilmister.
Fronted by singer and guitarist Lzzy Hale, who is nominated for the Dimebag Darrell Shredder Award, Halestorm’s relentless touring and prolific song writing has seen them sell millions of albums worldwide. Halestorm were formed by Lzzy and her brother Arejay in 1997, aged just 13 and 9 respectively. Playing live from the get-go, the pair's dad was their original bassist. Their unwavering dedication to their art has seen them pick up numerous awards, including a Grammy in 2013 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.
The band's third album, ‘Into The Wild Life’, was released to huge critical acclaim in 2015, with Metal Hammer giving it 8 out of 10, declaring the release; “an absolute knockout” and predicting that “world domination seems inevitable”.
Halestorm are the second band to be announced for what will be one of the most exciting live line ups of the year. With performances throughout the award ceremony, the Pennsylvania rockers join the already-announced Salute To Lemmy that will see Saxon, one of Britain's greatest rock bands, perform live with Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee from Motörhead in honour of the great Lemmy Kilmister. They will be playing a selection of Motörhead and Saxon songs in a U.K. exclusive set.
Says Lzzy Hale: "We are so excited to be attending and performing at the Golden God Awards! This will be no ordinary event. There's voodoo in the air and the rock’n’roll gods will smile upon all of us that day! We plan on making them proud and getting real loud! See you all there!"
Speaking about the addition of Halestorm to the bill, Alexander Milas, Editor-in-Chief of Metal Hammer Magazine and TeamRock Executive Director, says: "The Golden Gods are more than just an award show – they're a party we throw for the people who've supported us for all this time. We couldn't be more pleased to add Halestorm to the bill, a phenomenal live band who've dwelled in our pages since the beginning and are guaranteed to shake the Eventim Apollo to the rafters. We've more big news to come, so if you're thinking of coming down you'd best get your skates on. No sleep ’til Metal Hammersmith!"
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