Halestorm, Black Stone Cherry, Rock Back Waters Stage This Saturday
Q Casino and the Back Waters Stage welcome GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Halestorm to the stage this Saturday, August 12th, as part of their 2023 Summer Concert Series. They will be joined by Black Stone Cherry.
Who is Halestorm?
Grammy-Award winning band Halestorm has grown from a childhood dream of siblings Lizzy and Arejay Hale into one of the most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades. Most recently, the band released Back From The Dead, their fifth full-length studio album. Rolling Stone called the title track "a biting but cathartic howler about overcoming all obstacles,” and that song as well as “The Steeple” marked their fifth and sixth number ones at rock radio, respectively.
Associated Press said the album “will definitely be in the running for best hard rock/metal album of the year.” Their previous album, Vicious, earned the band their second Grammy nomination, for Best Hard Rock Performance for the song “Uncomfortable,” the band’s fourth #1 at rock radio, and led Loudwire to name Halestorm “Rock Artist of the Decade” in 2019.
Fronted by the incomparable Lizzy Hale with drummer Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bass player Josh Smith, Halestorm's music has surpassed a billion streams, and the band has earned a reputation as a powerful live music force, headlining sold-out shows and topping festival bills around the world, and sharing the stage with icons including Heaven & Hell, Alice Cooper and Joan Jett.
Who is Black Stone Cherry?
Kicking the door open into 2023, Black Stone Cherry have revealed a brand-new song," Out of Pocket." The song is out now via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group and is available on all streaming platforms. "Out of Pocket" is the band's first new song since the release of their 2020 album The Human Condition and is another trademark rocker from their locker.
Emotionally rousing with a roof-raising battle cry chorus, it shows the band at their anthemic best. The lifelong friends Chris Robertson, vocals/guitar; Ben Wells, guitar/vocals; and John Fred Young, drums, welcome their new bass player Steve Jewell on his first studio recordings, having slayed the stages with them over the past two years.
"’Out of Pocket’ is a song born out of that exact feeling. The song was what I personally, and I think a lot of us, felt over these very trying last couple of years. Facing your demons, knowing that you have to come out the other side stronger than before."
-Chris Robertson, Black Stone Cherry Vocalist
Over the past two decades, the Kentucky Southern rockers have shaken stages from arenas to festivals across Europe, bringing the good times, every time. In 2021 they fulfilled a lifetime ambition of playing London's iconic Royal Albert Hall, bringing an incredibly emotional and powerful performance. Now it's time to blow the "roof" off at Q Casino's Back Waters Stage this summer. Black Stone Cherry have 2023 firmly in their sights and are taking it, lock, stock and barrel.
- Location: Back Waters Stage at Q Casino in Dubuque, Iowa
- Date: This Saturday, August 12th
- Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. / Concert begins at 8 p.m.
- Featuring: Halestorm
- Opening Act: Black Stone Cherry
- Ticket Price: General Admission $49.99 / VIP $69.99
Tickets can be purchased at BackWatersStage.com or Guest Services at Q Casino. All ages welcome to this event, which will be held rain or shine. Tickets are not refundable, and ticket prices and lineup are subject to change.