In order to share my experience to its fullest, not to mention the great photos, I decided to break up the coverage into two parts based on the bands who were outfitting each stage. I've included the photos, line-up, album information and the setlist that each covered when Uproar Festival rolled through Atlanta, GA.
The Rockstar Main Stage that day featured Halestorm, Stone Sour (whom I'll soon be doing an audio interview with), Avenged Sevenfold and Uproar Festival headliner Disturbed.
The first band to hit the main stage in Atlanta was Halestorm — although I've been told that they had, at times, alternated the main stage opening position with Hellyeah, who were the closing act on the Jagermeister stage that night.
One of the things I love most about John Reese's fests is that he always supports the new up-and-comers on the tours. He is one of those rare concert jockeys who actually wants everyone to play nicely - -and to give the new kids a helping hand — and that is reflected in every act that joins his tours. You'll read more about that in the up-coming Jager stage review, and in the interview with New Medicine; how the guys from Stone Sour and Disturbed are supporting the new acts at Uproar. It's just awesome!
Halestorm was the only female-fronted band at Uproar Fest and Lzzy Hale hit the stage ready to rock! She reminds me very much of Joan Jett when she first burst onto the scene. You know this girl can hold her own on Uproar, both vocally and musically. She's a fiery, fist-thumping little metalhead who can really wail on a guitar.
Halestorm's self-titled debut album was released April 28, 2009, on Atlantic Records.
Lzzy Hale (lead vocals, guitar)
Arejay Hale (drums, percussion)
Joe Hottinger (guitar)
Josh Smith (bass guitar)
Halestorm's Set List:
It's Not You
What Were You Expecting
Familiar Taste of Poison
Nothing to Do with Love
I Get Off