Hale revealed the band’s upcoming plans during an interview with WDHA-FM “Box of Rock“.
“We go in the studio. We have a project we’re working on. Not a new record yet, but a project we’re working on. But it’s not ‘Reanimate’ — it’s something else. [I’m] super-excited about that,” she said.
Even though they are working on this mysterious “project,” that doesn’t mean they’re forgetting about the next album. Hale recently revealed the band has “two albums’ worth” of material in line for the next record.
Also in this interview, she went on to talk about the upcoming tour with Halestorm, New Years Day and In This Moment, which is totally comprised of female-fronted groups.
“Then we go out with Godsmack, and then we go to Europe with our friends In This Moment and New Years Day,” she continued. “We only decided to do (the lineup for) one tour — we’re, like, ‘We’ve never done this together. Let’s do it.’ Then it became this thing that everybody started asking for.”
Speaking of tour, she also spoke about the band’s recently-completed run with Alice Cooper.
“I feel like we keep adding to the bucket list. You start out with, like, ‘Okay, there’s five things that you really want to have happen.’ ‘I want to be on the front page of our local paper.’ Then that happened. There’s all these little, tiny mile-markers that throughout our career, we just keep passing. This tour is one of those,” she said.
“When I was 11, I took an Alice Cooper CD to a slumber party and found out like I was not like the other girls,” she continued. I can now trace that back to now what my mission statement is — just owning your weird. That’s kind of been my m.o. in life. I feel like you can trace it back to that moment where you’re like, ‘Wait a minute — why do I love this music? I love this music regardless of whether anybody else likes it.’”
She also talked about playing “School’s Out” with Cooper many nights on tour.
“I’ve been in a band for 22 years. I put on my leather jacket — like, ‘Okay, I feel cool.’ Then you get out there and he looks right at you and you’re, like, right back to when you’re 11 years old,” she said.
You can see Hale’s full interview below.
You can see the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
09/20 — Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
09/21 — Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
09/22 — Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center
09/24 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premiere Center
09/25 — Wichita, KS @ In-Trust Arena
09/27 — Cape Girardeau, MO @ Show Me Center
09/28 — Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life Festival*
09/29 — Alpharetta, GA @ Alpharetta Amphitheater
10/01 — West Palm Beach, FL @ Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
10/02 — Estero, FL @ Hertz Arena
10/04 — Pensacola, FL @ Pensacola Civic Center
10/05 — Southaven, MS @ Landers Center
10/06 — Rogers, AR @ Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
10/08 — Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Arena
10/09 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Usana Pavilion
10/11 — Sacramento, CA @ Discover Park*
10/12 — Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
10/13 — Ontario, CA @ Citizen’s Bank Arena
10/15 — San Diego, CA @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/16 — Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Pavilion
10/18 — Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
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