Dec 202013
 

Skillet_2013Platinum and Grammy-nominated rockers Skillet are back on U.S. soil after firmly making their mark overseas following a massive European fall tour with Nickelback where crowds demanded encores, and six back-to-back sold out headline shows in Russia, including over 6,000 screaming fans in Moscow.

Just as the band boarded flights from Kiev, Ukraine to the U.S. they heard the news that their current single from their best-seller “Rise” [Atlantic/Word], “Not Gonna Die” held onto the No. 1 spot on the Christian Rock charts for the third week, is Top 20 and climbing on mainstream Active Rock [their sixth consecutive Active Rock hit], and their Hot AC single, “Fire and Fury” is Top 10.

After such an extended time of international touring, Skillet is looking forward to co-headlining ‘The Roadshow’, which kicks off January 9, 2014 in Sacramento, CA., and have also just announced they’ll continue to tour with co-headliners Third Day on 20 more domestic dates throughout the spring. Starting February 27 in Toledo, OH., Skillet and Third Day will hit the road with an all star line-up including Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Jamie Grace, Peter Furler and We As Human. Dates and locations are listed below.

Skillet‘s new album, “Rise”, debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard album chart, selling 60,000 copies in its first week of release. The band’s ninth studio offering also debuted at No. 1 on both the Rock Albums and Christian Albums charts. The disc follows up 2009’s “Awake”, which premiered at a career-high No. 2 for the group and moved 68,000 copies in its first week.

Keyboard and guitar player Korey Cooper told The Pulse Of Radio that the band was perhaps more prepared to make this record than any of its others. “We kind of went in the studio knowing the arrangements we wanted, the sounds we wanted,” she said. “Most of my programming was done prior to the studio. Guitar tones we wanted…everything was pretty much set, so it was a matter of just choosing what songs we were gonna do.”

Album Review Quote:

‘Some of the ballad songs simply scream arena rock and the older listeners will be transported back to the 80’s and will have to find their cigarette lighters to wave around.’

Click here to read the entire review for “Rise”.

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Upcoming Shows:
Jan 09 The Roadshow Tour Sacramento, CA
Jan 10 The Roadshow Tour Portland, OR
Jan 11 The Roadshow Tour Spokane, WA
Jan 12 The Roadshow Tour Tacoma, WA
Jan 16 The Roadshow Tour San Jose, CA
Jan 17 The Roadshow Tour Anaheim, CA
Jan 18 The Roadshow Tour Phoenix, AZ
Jan 19 The Roadshow Tour Las Cruces, NM
Jan 24 The Roadshow Tour Dallas, TX
Jan 26 The Roadshow Tour Omaha, NE
Jan 30 The Roadshow Tour Madison, WI
Jan 31 The Roadshow Tour Louisville, KY
Feb 01 The Roadshow Tour Ypsilanti, MI
Feb 06 The Roadshow Tour Springfield, MO
Feb 07 The Roadshow Tour Mobile, AL
Feb 08 The Roadshow Tour Bossier City, LA
Feb 09 The Roadshow Tour Lubbock, TX
Feb 14 The Roadshow Tour Fresno, CA
Feb 15 The Roadshow Tour Las Vegas, NV
Feb 16 The Roadshow Tour Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 27 Huntington Center Toledo, OH

Skillet/Third Day 2014 Tour Dates
[More dates to be added, dates are subject to change].

Feb 28 Bankers Life Fieldhouse Indianapolis, IN
Mar 01 Mississippi Coliseum Jackson, MS
Mar 02 Show Me Center Cape Girardeau, MO
Mar 06 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 07 Veterans Memorial Auditorium Columbus, OH
Mar 09 iWireless Center Moline, IL
Mar 13 Kay Yeager Coliseum Wichita Falls, TX
Mar 14 The Oil Palace Tyler, TX
Mar 15 BOK Center Tulsa, OK
Mar 20 Cambria County War Memorial Johnstown, PA
Mar 21 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA
Mar 22 The Santander Arena Reading, PA
Mar 23 Wolstein Center Cleveland, OH
Mar 27 Bon Secours Wellness Arena Greenville, SC
Mar 28 Pensacola Bay Center Pensacola, FL
Mar 29 Baton Rouge River Center Arena Baton Rouge, LA

Weblinks: Website Facebook / Twitter

Lyric video below “Not Gonna Die”

Related Articles:
‘Skillet’ Previews New Song ‘Sick Of It’ Urging Fans to Post Photos, New Tour Dates [March 2013]
 ‘Skillet’ Releases Teaser Video For New Single ‘Sick Of It’, New Tour Dates [April 2013]
‘Skillet’ Releases Lyric Video For ‘American Noise’ [April 2013]
 ‘Skillet’ To Support ‘Nickelback’ On ‘The Hits’ European Tour [July 2013]
‘Skillet’s’ ‘Rise’ Cracks U.S. Top 5, European Tour With ‘Nickelback’ [July 2013]
Skillet – Rise [Album Review]
‘Skillet’ Rocks Over 35,000 Fans at Russia’s ‘Black Sea Kubana Festival’, European Tour With ‘Nickelback’ [Aug. 2013]
New Video Interview With ‘Skillet’ Mainman ‘John Cooper’, European Tour With ‘Nickelback’ [Aug. 2013]
 New Video Interview With ‘Skillet’ Frontman ‘John Cooper’ [Nov. 2013]

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