‘Skillet’ Releases Music Video for ‘Legendary’, European Tour Kicks off Nov. 6th.


The official music video for multi Skillet‘s new single, ‘Legendary’, can be seen below. The song is taken from the two-time Grammy nominees’ tenth full-length album, “Victorious”, which will be released on August 2 via Atlantic.

Skillet frontman John Cooper told Billboard about ‘Legendary’: “‘Legendary’ is kind of fun because it sounds like Skillet, but it’s actually a little different for Skillet as well. That opening guitar riff isn’t like anything we’ve ever done on guitar. It’s a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock. I thought it was cool.”

Regarding the lyrical theme of ‘Legendary’John said: “The general message of ‘Legendary’is to make your life count. You’re going to have a lot of hard things in your life. Sometimes it will get you down, but you need to make your life count. You are only here for so long on earth, so every day fight to be legendary.”

Cooper said the song also holds a special place in his heart for another more personal reason. “For me, what this song is about is it’s to all the people who said that Skillet would never make it,” he said. “They said we were too Christian. We were too pretty. We had too many girls in the band, too many keyboards. It’s too musical. It’s too this or too that and 23 years later and 10 albums later, we’re very unlikely people to still be doing music.”

Coupled with the production strides made in the last full-length studio offering, 2016’s “Unleashed”John and wife/guitarist/keyboardist Korey took the reins for the bulk of production on “Victorious” — a career first.

‘Unleashed’ recharged us, and we returned to what we love about writing,” continues John. “It was tight and electronic hard rock. We wanted to keep the sound modern and pull in influences from hip-hop drums and keyboards, while staying riffy. ‘Victorious’ started there. Our confidence was sparked by the last record and all of the other projects. We were feeling prolific. We thought, ‘We can produce our own Skillet album.’ It lit a fire. Korey and I have produced in the past, but nothing quite like this. It’s a brand new season.”

In support of “Victorious”, Skillet will hit major summer festivals and headline a tour this August joined by Sevendust with special guests Pop Evil and Devour The Day. Followed by a European tour in the end of this year. Dates and locations are listed below.

Upcoming Shows

Aug. 11 — Memphis, Tenn. @ Minglewood Hall
Aug. 13 — Richmond, Va. @ Virginia Credit Union Live!
Aug. 14 — Lancaster, Pa. @ Freedom Hall
Aug. 16 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Aug. 17 — Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Lawn
Aug. 18 — Peoria, Ill. @ Peoria Riverfront
Aug. 20 — Clear Lake, Iowa @ Surf Ballroom
Aug. 21 — Springfield, Mo. @ Complex
Aug. 24 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Aug. 25 — Boise, Idaho @ Revolution Center*
Aug. 27 — Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory*
Aug. 28 — Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox Sodo
Aug. 30 — Reno, Nev. @ Grand Sierra Resort
Aug. 31 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
Sept. 1 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Wiltern
Sept. 2 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ Marquee
Sept. 4 — Tucson, Ariz. @ Rialto Theater
Sept. 6 — Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live Ballroom
Sept. 7 — Tulsa, Okla. @ Brady Theater**
*No Pop Evil
**No Sevendust

European Tour

6 – Aarhus, Denmark – Voxhall
7 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
8 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
10 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys Neue Welt
12 – Wroclaw, Poland – A2 – Wroclaw
13 – Warsaw, Poland – Stodola
16 – Minsk, Belarus – Prime Hall
18 – Kyiv, Ukraine – Stereoplaza
19 – Lviv, Ukraine – Malevich Club
20 – Kraków, Poland – Klub STUDIO
22 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvárium Klub
23 – Budapest, Hungary – Akvárium Klub
25 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Refinery Gallery
26 – Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
27 – Brno-Královo Pole, Czech Republic – Hala Vodova
28 – Praha, Czech Republic – Mala Sportovni Hala
30 – Linz, Austria – Posthof

2 – Munchen, Germany – Tonhalle
3 – Milano, Italy – Magazzini Generali
4 – Zürich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
5 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
8 – Köln, Germany – Carlswerk Victoria
10 – London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11 – Paris, France – Bataclan
12 – Tilburg, Netherlands – 013
14 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix
15 – Antwerp, Belgium – Trix

Video for ‘Legendary’


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