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Halestorm and Stone Temple Pilots will play MetraPark in Billings

BILLINGS – MetraPark announced Tuesday that rock band Halestorm will perform in Billings with special guests Stone Temple Pilots, Black Stone Cherry and Mammoth WVH.

The concert at First Interstate Arena is scheduled for Wednesday, May 10.

Advance tickets March 3 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., with public ticket sales beginning March 4 at 10 a.m.


Here is information about the groups from a MetraPark press release:

About Halestorm:
Since their inception in 1998, Halestorm have toured extensively with a wide variety of artists including Eric Church, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice Cooper, Rob Zombie, ZZ Top and Evanescence. They’ve played around 2,500 dates around the world to date and performed at festivals like Taste of Chaos and Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival. The band won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance in 2013, and Lzzy was named “Dimebag Darrell Shredder of the Year” at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in 2016. Halestorm and The Strange Case of… were certified Gold , further proof of Halestorm’s overwhelmingly supportive fan base. Halestorm also made history: “Love Bites (So Do I),” the hit single from The Strange Case of… shot to No. 1 on Active Rock radio in the United States, making Halestorm the first-ever female group to win first place in the format.

Today, Halestorm exists as a beacon of hope and inspiration for musicians, especially female musicians who want to take on the challenges of the music industry. Lzzy Hale was a rock pioneer and proved that women belonged on the scene. Every night on tour, the women – and men – in the audience can look up to her and realize that they too have the power to chart their own path. Young musicians look up to her the same way she grew up looking up to artists like Joan Jett and Stevie Nicks. “They helped me feel like I could do it, and I hope I did the same for women today,” Lzzy says. “Trying to be my best self and not trying to be what I’m not and not apologizing is a good message. I feel very responsible for continuing to stand up for that. I just try to be my best self.

About Stone Temple Pilots:
Stone Temple Pilots managed to turn alternative rock into stadium rock; naturally, they became the most despised band of their time. Accused by many critics of being nothing more than hustlers who looted Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains, the bandmates nevertheless became major stars in 1993. And the influence of these bands was evident. in their music, though Stone Temple Pilots managed to switch things up a bit. STP was more concerned with the structure and tight riffs of the songs than the punk rage. Their closest ancestry was not the Sex Pistols or Hüsker Dü; instead, the band sounded like ’70s arena rock bands—they made popular hard rock that sounded great on the radio and in concert. No matter what critics said, Stone Temple Pilots had undeniably catchy riffs and production; there’s a reason over three million people bought their debut album, Core, and why their second album, Purple, hit number one when it was released.

Stone Temple Pilots embark on a new sonic adventure with Perdida, the band’s very first acoustic album. It features 10 deeply personal songs that weave introspective lyrics with unexpected instrumentals to take listeners on an emotional and musical journey through letting go and starting over.

About Black Stone Cherry:
Over the past two decades, Black Stone Cherry has set a new standard for Southern rock, revitalizing the tradition with beefy riffs and soulful rock hooks. Since their formation in 2001, the brotherhood of four musicians has remained Chris Robertson, vocals/guitar; Ben Wells, guitar/vocals; Jon Lawhon, bass/vocals; and John Fred Young, drums. Although they aren’t blood relatives, the guys grew up together, immersed in the filthy rock n’ roll culture. Young’s father Richard and uncle Fred are two founding members of iconic country rock n’ roots band The Kentucky HeadHunters, and the high school boys came to bang their instruments at the band’s famous practice house, a Pavilion from the 1940s.

The four-piece band blazed their own trail in establishing a legacy. In the United States, BSC’s latest album Family Tree debuted at No. 8 Current Rock Albums, No. 4 Current Hard Music, and No. 21 Top Current Album. The band’s previous 3 studio albums have cracked the UK Top 10. Family Tree reached number 11 in the German charts, the highest position ever recorded for the band in the country. On stage, Black Stone Cherry has headlined and rocked 12,000 cap arena shows and shared the stage with a diverse roster of superstars including Alter Bridge, Theory of a Deadman, Def Leppard, Gov ‘t Mule, Nickelback, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Motorhead and ZZ Top. In 2018, BSC performed in front of 100,000 people at the Download Festival as the main support for Guns N’ Roses. The guys also have the added distinction of being the musical spokespersons for the Professional Bull Riders Association, they recorded the organization’s theme song, and BSC members frequently appear at PBR events.

About Mammoth WVH:
Wolfgang Van Halen prepared a lifetime to make his first impression. The songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist worked tirelessly for the introduction of MAMMOTH [Explorer1], his 2021 self-titled debut album. Playing every instrument and singing every note, his music presents a personal and powerful perspective, balancing memorable hooks and tight technicality. As many times as audiences have experienced his talent alongside Tremonti, Clint Lowery and, of course, Van Halen, they’re meeting Wolf as an individual for the very first time now.

Not only did Wolf travel the world with Van Halen in high school, but he also maintained the low end on 2012’s A Different Kind of Truth, which debuted at number two on the Billboard Top 200. wasn’t touring with Van Halen, he cut bass for Tremonti’s critically acclaimed Cauterize [2015] and Dust [2016] in addition to joining the group on the road. In 2019, Wolf handled drums and also played bass on half of Clint Lowery’s 10-song solo debut, God Bless The Renegades.

“You only get one chance to make a first impression, and I wanted to do that to the best of my ability,” he says. “Throughout the process, I found who I am musically and by the end of it, I pretty much mastered a sound that I can claim for myself.”