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 “who’s who” 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:

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Adam Kennedy is an experienced music photographer based in northeast England. He has been shooting concerts for several years, predominantly with the band Vintage Trouble. In 2013, he was one of their tour photographers, covering the UK and Ireland tour including the headline shows and as opening act for The Who. As an accomplished concert photographer, Adam's work has been featured in print such as, Classic Rock Blues Magazine, Guitarist Magazine, Blues in Britain magazine, broadcast on the MDA Telethon on ABC Television in the US, used in billboard advertising for Renaissance Hotels in the US, and featured online via music blogs such as Uber Rock and Guitar Planet. He is also the official photographer at Newcastle Rock and Blues Club.