PICS: Godsmack, Halestorm at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre

Godsmack and Halestorm delivered a flurry of hard-rock hits at SDSU's Open Air Theatre recently.

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The two groups announced their current tour back in June and local fans had been eagerly awaiting the Oct. 15 show ever since. (Godsmack frontman Sully Erna pictured)
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Fronted by charismatic frontwoman Lzzy Hale (pictured), Halestorm proved to be the perfect complement to Godsmack.
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Formed in 1995 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Godsmack has released seven studio albums (three consecutive No. 1 entries to boot), one EP, and one live album. They've had 25 top 10 rock radio hits, including 18 songs in the top five. (Erna pictured)
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Aside from Erna, the band is currently comprised of guitarist Tony Rombola, bassist Robbie Merrill and drummer Shannon Larkin (pictured).
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For the Oct. 15 show, the band tore through a set list containing the following songs: "When Legends Rise," "Say My Name," "Cryin' Like a Bitch!!," "Voodoo," "Unforgettable," "Awake," "Something Different"... (Rombola pictured)
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...along with "Take It to the Edge," "Keep Away," "Batalla de los Tambores," "Whatever," and a four-song encore of "Under Your Scars," "Bulletproof," "Highway to Hell" (AC/DC cover) and "I Stand Alone." (Erna pictured)
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Halestorm had 'em rockin' from the top row as well. The band, which hails originally from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, and got its start in 1997, is touring behind their 2018 album "Vicious," which debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart (and their second top 10 record). (Hale pictured)
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Lzzy's brother, Arejay (pictured), plays drums in the band! The group's lineup is rounded out by guitarist Joe Hottinger and bassist Josh Smith.
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Halestorm has been nominated for two Grammy Awards -- once in 2013 for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance (which they won) and again this year for Best Rock Performance. (Hottinger pictured)
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Halestorm ripped through an 10-song set list on Oct. 15, including "Do Not Disturb," "Love Bites (So Do I)," "I Get Off," "Familiar Taste of Poison" into "Amen," "Black Vultures," "Freak Like Me," "Uncomfortable," "Chemicals," "Here's to Us" and "I Miss the Misery."
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