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After consultations between the band and Pier Six Pavilion leadership, Saturday’s Halestorm Concert at Pier Six Pavilion... Posted by Pier Six Pavilion on Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Halestorm concert at Pier Six Pavilion has been rescheduled to Sept. 26.

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To All of our Baltimore Fans, By now you've heard about our postponement of what was supposed to be Saturday's show.... Posted by LZZY HALE (OFFICIAL) on Thursday, April 30, 2015

Previously reported

In concert

What: Halestorm with The Pretty Reckless

When: Sept. 26

Where: Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Cost: $32 for seats, $25 for lawn

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Red Lion-based rock band Halestorm took a leap of faith and stepped "into the wild life" earlier this month when they released an album of 15 live-recorded songs.

And on Saturday, locals will have the chance to hear Halestorm's third studio album "Into the Wild Life" in person when the band returns to its second home, Baltimore.

"Baltimore and York, that's where it all started," Halestorm bassist Josh Smith said in a recent interview. "I hope that York comes to us and makes the trip because we have great memories, and it's such a great area for a rock band to sort of have their roots and get started. It really is a special place."

On a recent Thursday afternoon, Smith found some time in between his busy touring schedule to talk with FlipSidePA about the new album, his first live-recording experience and Halestorm's upcoming Baltimore show.

Q: What can people expect to see at your Baltimore show?

A: That's going to be so much fun. Baltimore is a second home to us. We played there as much as we would play York. We'd go down there so frequently, usually once a week when we were touring It is a hometown show. All of my friends and family are coming out. Baltimore can expect to see a great rock show. This lineup we have is amazing. I was really impressed with the opening bands StarSet and The Pretty Reckless are awesome ... Expect a unique set list and all of the fun and the good and the bad that come with it. We might make mistakes here and there but you laugh it off and keep rocking out. That's rock and roll for you.

Q: Do you have anything planned to do while you're in the area?

A: My whole family is coming down I'd love to walk around (Inner Harbor). Last time, me and my family walked Inner Harbor all the way to South Point and headed back. I'm sure it'll be a beautiful day, and hopefully we can walk around and hang out and grab a beer somewhere. I'm really looking forward to it. I really enjoy that city. It's a great area. It's one of a kind.

Q: Was there anything different about recording "Into the Wild Life" compared to your last two albums?

A: It was a completely different recording experience from our previous two. And it was really exciting, but a bit nerve-wracking ... We wanted to sort of push the gap or at least get closer to the live performance feel because that's very important to us and important for a rock band like us.

Fans would come up and say, "I really love you guys. I have to say I love your live show," and we did hear a few times that maybe the album wasn't translating to what we do live. It was definitely an effort of ours to make that happen to try and communicate out what we do a little more clearly.

Q: What was that experience like?

A: So, we set up in a circle in a church in Nashville and we played these tracks live. We played them all together with all of the gear we use when we go on tour. And we jammed these songs out together until we got them right. On a good day, we probably got it in two (or) three takes and on to the next one. On a not-so-good day or just a more challenging song, and there were plenty of them, it was like 50-some takes. It was just so rewarding because you know when you're playing the take and all four of you got the take, it was a great feeling and a great accomplishment.

Q: What was the biggest challenge for you recording live?

A: I think the biggest challenge was just getting it right You know like the four of us hitting it and saying, 'That's a keeper and that's going on the album.' Toward the end, another challenge was we were looking at the songs we had and just felt like we needed one more track ... We (went to see Motle Crue and) had a great time that night and woke up the next morning and wrote "Gonna Get Mine," which ended up making the album. We were searching for that song and it finally came ... and it felt good.

Q: "Into the Wild Life" made No. 5 on Billboard 200 this week. How does it feel for you guys? Have you been celebrating?

A: I have such a headache right now. I can't tell you. We've been celebrating. Last night, we kicked off this tour that we're currently on. We kicked it off in Nashville A lot of our team flew down and wanted to see the tour kick off and also wanted to celebrate this first week of the album coming out It was a really fun night and a great celebration, a great time to celebrate.

Q: Halestorm has had a lot of success after the release of your last album. You reached No. 1 on the Active Rock charts, performed with Eric Church and won a Grammy. How did that success affect you going into the next album?

A: We won (a Grammy) for best hard rock performance. So, essentially, we won an award for being a live band and performing a song. So the pressure was on shortly thereafter. I just remember before the next tour, thinking we have to show these people, prove to everyone that we can play The only pressure was asking ourselves, "Can we do this? Can we pull off an album where we're playing live together?" And I think we did. We knew after the first day. The first time we recorded "Mayhem," we all kind of looked at each other and said, "Yeah, we made the right choice."

Q: What is "Into the Wild Life" about for you?

A: To me, I guess it's taking yourself out of your comfort zone and being OK with that Essentially, (playing live) is not out of our comfort zone because we're a live band. But once you're in the studio and under a microscope, it's a different animal. That was definitely venturing into the wild life for us. And here we go again. We're starting new tour. It's the biggest tour we've done yet. And before last night's show, I was a nervous wreck. I haven't felt those kind of nerves since piano recitals in college. Just really truly anxious in a good way, like excited, but also nervous to see everyone's reaction to how the new stuff would translate. At the end of last night's show we went out of that comfort zone that we know, and it wasn't a perfect show but we had fun and I think the crowd had fun too.

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