The US touring package known as the Carnival of Madness recently embarked up its maiden voyage around the UK.
This is not a typical carnival. There are no rides or roller coasters; just pure unadulterated rock n’ roll. The Carnival of Madness set up shop Stateside several years ago during which time it has taken a veritable â€œwhoâ€™s whoâ€ of the rock world out on the road. Its debut outing in the UK offers the same high calibre artist lineup with Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Halestorm, and Highly Suspect joining Carnival on its first transatlantic adventure.
Last year, Halestorm released their critically acclaimed album, Into The Wild Life. The band have been touring Europe extensively in support of this latest offering.
National Rock Review caught up with the band’s energetic drummer, Arejay Hale, at the Leeds date of the Carnival of Madness tour to talk about life on the road, the band’s touring plans for 2016, and their new video for “Mayhem.”
Interview with Arejay Hale of Halestorm: