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Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) – Package #18: “Vicious” Tour Stamp ft. Halestorm

Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. Package #18 features Halestorm.



Series Overview:
Red Run Art Series (No Blackout Dates) is a mixed-media series by artist Damon Kardon created to celebrate the traveling circus that is the music tour. He has various bands and solo artists whose music and words have influenced him and his art over the years. He set out to encapsulate in these works everything that a band or artist puts forth with a new album and accompanying tour. What better way to convey the creativity and excitement of travel than in a postage stamp representing this new voyage?

“Red Run” is a postage term describing an assignment to handle registered mail and “Blackout Dates” a travel term meaning no time off from travel. These terms represent to Damon, a clear vision each band or artist delivers in their new album and then expresses 24/7 in their subsequent tour. Each piece he creates starts with a painted portrait of the band or artist. He then incorporates colors and elements of their new album into the background. Next, he takes that image of the finished painting and digitally alters and adds text through Photoshop.

The text seen on each postage stamp design incorporates new song and album titles as well as the names and dates of the tour. Each completed stamp design is a mixed-media collage representing the artist/band and their music. You shall see a new finished piece featured every week for the entire run of the series. Through their boundless creativity and determination, these artists/bands have put their musical stamp on the world.

Road-Ready Listening:
– Be sure to enhance your viewing/reading experience by streaming Halestorm’s most recent LP, Vicious, released on July 27th, 2018, via Atlantic Records.

About the Painting:
– I don’t think there is a better female voice in the hard rock/heavy metal game than Lzzy Hale’s. Actually, there might not be a better voice period. I may be a little prejudice because Halestorm is from my home state of Pennsylvania, but this band is one of the tightest and non-stop hard working bands out there today. There is something to be said about musical siblings making a band so much better, and vocalist/guitarist Lzzy and her brother, drummer Arejay Hale, are a prime example.

From their early EP One and Done, to this most recent full LP Vicious, they have kept it heavy, melodic and straight up in-your-face! I wanted this portrait to capture their current modern style with also a nod to their intensity. I hope I did them justice because they are one of my favorite home-state heroes! -Damon Kardon

Package #18: “Vicious”:
– Check out Damon’s creative process by scrolling through the photos below.

Tour Dates:

09/15 – St. Petersburg, Russia – Zal Ozhidaniya
09/16 – Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia Club
09/19 – Dublin, Ireland – The Academy
09/20 – Belfast, UK – The Telegraph Building
09/22 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
09/23 – Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
09/24 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/26 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/28 – London, UK – O2 Academy
09/29 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 – Tilburg, Netherlands – Poppodium 013
10/02 – Paris, France – Cigale
10/03 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Antwerp
10/05 – Copenhagen V., Denmark – Vega
10/06 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train
10/08 – Stockholm, Sweden – Debasser Strand
10/09 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller Music Hall
10/11 – Hamburg-nord, Germany – Markthalle
10/12 – Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus in der Kulturbrauerei
10/14 – Frankfurt/Main, Germany – Batshkapp
10/15 – Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
10/16 – Munchen, Germany – Backstage Werk
10/18 – Vienna, Austria – Simm City
10/20 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
10/21 – Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/22 – Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
10/24 – Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
10/25 – Madrid, Spain – Sala Black Box
11/16 – Norfolk, VA – Constant Convocation Center
11/17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
11/20 – Evansville, IN – Old National Events Plaza
11/21 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Allen County ExpoCenter
11/23 – Syracuse, NY – Nicholas J. Pirro Convention Center
11/24 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
11/26 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic Auditorium
12/01 – Broomfield, CO – 1stBank Center
12/02 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
12/04 – Springfield, MO – Shrine Mosque
12/05 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
12/07 – Hammond, IN – Horseshoe Casino
12/08 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
12/11 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
12/12 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
12/14 – Orlando, FL – Amway Arena
12/16 – St. Petersburg, FL – Mahaffey Theater

Halestorm’s cover artwork for Vicious:

The Series & Future Artwork:

– Previously in Package #17… Migos
– Package #16… Mastodon
– Package #15… Greta Van Fleet
– Package #14… Pearl Jam
– Package #13… The Fever 333
– Package #12… Slayer
– Package #11… MGMT
– Package #10… A Perfect Circle
– Package #9… Sheer Mag
– Package #8… Ministry
– Package #7… Judas Priest
– Package #6… Arch Enemy
– Package #5… Run The Jewels
– Package #4… Corrosion of Conformity
– Package #3… alt-J
– Package #2… G-Eazy
– Package #1… Killswitch Engage