The Skinny: The ‘Carnvial Of Madness’ tour featuring hard-rock heavyweights Shinedown, Halestorm and headliners Black Stone Cherry hit the UK recently and our photographer was on hand in Leeds to bring back these shots of all three bands performing to a packed venue at the First Direct Arena.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.