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Skillet 2013Two-time Grammy nominated rock band Skillet will return to Europe to support Nickelback on ‘The Hits’ tour” in October and November. ‘The Hits’ tour will be hitting various European territories, starting on Oct. 26 in France & the tour will end on Nov. 27 in the United Kingdom. Dates and locations are listed below.

Skillet‘s highly anticipated new album“Rise” has been released last week [June 25]. The music video for the album’s single “Sick Of It” can also be seen below.

“Rise” follows the band’s 2009 blockbuster, “Awake”, which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S. Skillet is the only active rock band to achieve platinum certification in 2012.

Of the new album, lead singer John Cooper says,

“Musically, this record feels like a roller coaster ride. Several tracks are aggressive with dirtier and edgier guitars. Korey‘s keyboards are extremely unique and Jen‘s great vocals are showcased throughout the album. There are some powerful anthems and what our fans tend to love, the “signature Skillet” songs: symphonic, classical rock duets.”

The band is celebrating the new album release by joining the ‘Carnival of Madness’ tour later this summer [Aug 13 - Sept 14], presented by Monster Energy. The coast to coast tour includes rock superstars such as Shinedown, Papa Roach, In This Moment, and more.

“I can hardly wait for the Carnival Of Madness,” says Skillet‘s  lead singer John Cooper. “Shinedown is one of the best bands in the business and we’re excited to share the stage with them and great performers like Papa Roach, In This Moment, and We As Human. Also, it’ll be our first tour playing songs from our new album, ‘Rise’, so Skillet will be doing our best to bring the pain every night!”

Upcoming Shows:
Jul 04 Summerfest 2013, Milwaukee, WI
Jul 12 Festival d’Eté de Québec, Québec, Canada
Jul 13 Lifest 2013, Oshkosh, WI
Jul 20 Sonshine Festival, Willmar, MN
Jul 21 Rock Fest 2013, Cadott, WI
Jul 27 Krochathon, Syracuse, NY
Jul 28 Divots Conference Center Norfolk, NE
Aug 01 Sweetwater County Fair Rock Springs, WY
Aug 03 Soulfest Gilford, NH
Aug 04 Musikfest Bethlehem, PA
Aug 07 Kubana Festival Anapa, Russian Federation
Aug 10 Wild Adventures theme Park, Valdosta, GA
Aug 11 Stone Pony Summer Stage, Asbury Park, NJ

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‘Carnival Of Madness’
Aug 13 Jacobs Pavilion, Cleveland, OH
Aug 14 Mann Center, Philadelphia, PA
Aug 17 PNC at Riverbed, Cincinnati, OH
Aug 18 US Cellular Coliseum, Bloomington, IL
Aug 20 First Niagra, Burgettstown, PA
Aug 21 Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA
Aug 23 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, Tinley Park, IL
Aug 25 US Cellular Coliseum, Cedar Rapids, IA
Aug 27 DTE Energy Music Center, Clarkston, MI
Aug 28 Tags, Big Flats, NY
Aug 30 Verizon Wireless, Charlotte, NC
Aug 31 Farm Bureau Live, Virginia Beach, VA
Sep 01 The Red Hat Amphitheater, Raleigh, NC
Sep 06 Night of Joy, Orlando, FL
Sep 07 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis, Maryland Heights, MO
Sep 08 Zoo Amphitheater, Oklahoma City, OK
Sep 10 Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver, CO
Sep 12 Spokane Country Interstate Fair, Spokane, WA

Sep 14 Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA
Sep 15 The Joint, Las Vegas, NV
Sep 18 Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Puyallup, WA
Sep 21 Six Flags Fiesta Texas , San Antonio, TX
Oct 08 The Big Fresno Fair, Fresno, CA

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‘The Hits’ tour
Oct 26 Le Zenith Nantes Metropole, Saint Herblain, France
Oct 29 Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy
Oct 31 Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Nov 02 Torwar Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Nov 04 O2 Arena, Berlin, Germany
Nov 05 SAP ARENA, Mannheim, Germany
Nov 07 O2 arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Nov 08 Budapest Sports Arena, Budapest, Hungary
Nov 10 Hallenstadion , Zurich, Switzerland
Nov 11 Konig Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
Nov 13 Forum Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark
Nov 14 Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway
Nov 15 Scandinavium, Goteborg, Sweden
Nov 18 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 20 Bercy, Paris, France
Nov 21 Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Nov 23 Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Nov 24 O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Nov 26 Hydro Arena, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 27 Leeds Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom

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Video below “Sick Of It”

Related Articles:
‘Skillet’s’ ‘John Cooper’ on Touring Russia, Raising His 8-Year-Old Daughter [European Tour Starts Next Month] [Oct. 2011]
‘Skillet’ To Lead All Star Line Up For ‘Winter Jam 2012 Tour’ Spectaculair [Oct. 2011]
‘Skillet’ Scores 4th Consecutive Top 10 Mainstream Active Rock Hit With ‘It’s Not Me It’s You’ [Nov. 2011]
New Video Interview With ‘Skillet’ [Nov. 2011]
A Message From ‘Jen Ledger’ [Skillet] [Jan. 2012]
Some Thoughts From ‘Skillet’s’ Drummer ‘Jen Ledger’ [March 2012]
‘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]

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