Apr 052021

Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet recently announced spring 2021 tour dates.

Building on the previous success of the “Drive-In Theater Tour”Awakening Events has confirmed the fourth package of the 2021 series. Skillet, along with Jordan Feliz and Colton Dixon, will embark on a 21-city tour beginning April 22 in Mitchell, Indiana and wrapping up on May 23 in Chaffee, Missouri. The tour will make stops in Alabama, Virginia, Florida, South Carolina, Arkansas, and more.

All dates on the “Drive-In Theater Tour” will comply with local guidelines related to Covid-19. Tickets for the tour will again be sold by the car load* (up to six people per car) and will be available for purchase now. A full list of cities, dates, and tickets for the tour is available here. The dates are also posted below.

*Please note that some dates on the tour will NOT be at a drive-in theater. In these shows, billed as “An Evening Under The Stars,” seating may be sold in pods or other socially distanced configurations. Please see event listings for full details.

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Jan 102021

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated rock band Skillet, has criticized Twitter for permanently suspending President Donald Trump‘s account.

Earlier this week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to repeat debunked conspiracy theories about the election, even after thousands of his supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol in an insurrection that left five dead. Twitter, which has a policy against inciting violence, undermining democratic processes and spreading election misinformation, announced it would no longer let Trump use its platform. Twitter suspended the president’s personal account, @realDonaldTrump, citing “the risk of further incitement of violence.”

Saturday, January 9, Cooper uploaded the latest episode of his “Cooper Stuff” podcast in which he suggested that Twitter’s decision to restrict Trump from broadcasting his message directly to his tens of millions of followers was a form of censorship, and that it amounts to an attack on freedom of speech.

He said (see video below): “Look, I don’t follow Trump on Twitter. I’m not into it. Some people love it; some people hate it; some people are in between; whatever you are, censoring the president from Twitter, no matter what they’re saying…

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Sep 162020

GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum rock band Skillet delivered what Cryptic Rock called an “epic” deluxe project, “Victorious: The Aftermath” (Atlantic) last week, exciting fans and media alike, with American Songwriter remarking how they “keep rocking harder,” and New Release Today remarking how it “helps ease the sting of a rough 2020.” The collection features all twelve original tracks from 2019s Victorious, plus eight additional tracks, including two brand new unreleased songs, and 5 reimagined songs.

Of the brand new tracks is ‘Dead Man Walking,’ a favorite of lead-singer John Cooper, and for which the band released a ‘Marvel-esque’ lyric video which can seen below.

Two original “Victorious” tracks are also getting traction as ‘Legendary’ has been tapped once again for the WWE’s Monday Night Raw theme song this fall, and ‘Terrify the Dark’ is currently impacting Christian CHR/Hot AC radio.

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Aug 142020

Skillet is telling its fans to load up their cars and come rock out for a two-night drive-in concert at the North parking lots of the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park, Texas as part of the venue’s Tailgate Series on October 9 and October 10. This is the rockers’ first-ever drive-in event, which will also feature fellow Atlantic Records artist Colton Dixon.

“It’s been tough to not rock out with our fans over the past five months, so we are psyched to do two shows in a row in Texas this October,” SKILLET’s John Cooper said about the shows. “Come rock with us, panheads!”

Skillet will offer advance tickets during a presale between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. CDT on August 12-13. Tickets can be purchased with the code VICTORIOUS. The H-E-B Center’s presale will launch on August 12 as well, between noon that day and 10 p.m. on August 13, with the official on-sale starting August 14 at 10 a.m. local time via Ticketmaster.com and the H-E-B Center box office. Tickets are per car (not per person) and capacity is limited. Very limited VIP Platinum and Gold packages will also be available for presale. VIP packages will include front row parking in P1 or P2, question-and-answer session with the band, one custom Skillet fleece blanket and one exclusive poster, hand signed by Skillet. This event date is subject to State of Texas and local government guidelines for helping the community stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jul 252020

Skillet will release its deluxe edition project, “Victorious: The Aftermath”, on September 11. The band has just unveiled a pre-sale package that includes the album and Skillet‘s second graphic novel, “Eden II: The Aftermath”. Also available today is the instant-grat track ‘Terrify The Dark (Reimagined)‘ as well as its corresponding lyric video.

“Victorious: The Aftermath” will feature all twelve original tracks from “Victorious”, plus eight additional tracks, including two brand new unreleased songs, and five reimagined songs. Full track listing will be unveiled at later date.

“Eden II: The Aftermath” once again pairs Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his “Eden” artist Chris Hunt. Two editions will again be available; both the standard and a limited deluxe edition. Skillet‘s return to the post-apocalyptic world of “Eden”, as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name, is an exciting one for the band as well as their publisher, Z2 Comics, as the original book became their best-selling graphic novel of all time. According to Cooper“Aftermath” promises “more action, more surprises, more suspense.”

Skillets tenth studio album, “Victorious”, has been released last August via Atlantic.

Our review can be found here.

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