SKILLET UNLEASHED NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE
Current Rock Single "Feel Invincible" Selected By ACC Network For Use During Their Telecasts Of ACC Football For The Entire 2016 Season
NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
August 5, 2016
(Nashville, Tenn. - August 5, 2016) - GRAMMY®-nominated rockers Skillet have released their ninth studio album and the first in nearly three years, Unleashed (Atlantic), today. Unleashed is currently No. 1 on the iTunes Top Rock Albums Chart and No. 2 on the iTunes Top Albums Chart. The 12-track album, which has been a year in the making, was recently hailed by People Magazine saying "Skillet's still hot" and Revolver Magazine noting Unleashed as a "…a gut-punch…" "It's impossible for anyone not to throw a fist in the air for the full-throttled anthems…" shares CCM Magazine while The Christian Beat calls it "their strongest, boldest & greatest album yet" and Focus on the Family's Plugged In remarks "…John Cooper and Co. have again unleashed a potent proclamation…"
"It's finally here! So excited for the fans to hear the full album! We put our hearts into the record and aimed to write songs people could easily relate to anywhere and everywhere. I hope the fans enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it," explains John Cooper.
The first single from Unleashed, the high-energy, album-opener "Feel Invincible," was recently chosen by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for use throughout the entire 2016-football season. The song will be the soundtrack for the opening video montage to lead into each week's syndicated game reaching over 90 million TV households. This is the second time that Skillet and the ACC Network have teamed up. The song has been used by the WWE during their Battleground Pay-Per-View, TBS' E-League, Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Sports Awards and Rock Band.
"Feel Invincible" is quickly approaching the Top 10 on the Active Rock radio charts, while garnering the top spot on Billboard and Mediabase Christian Rock charts. The video for the single has been viewed over six million times and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/Qzw6A2WC5Qo. "Stars" maintains its position as a Top 10 Christian CHR song on both the Billboard and Mediabase charts.
Skillet will be embarking on a worldwide headline tour in the Fall. The tour will feature Thousand Foot Krutch on the first half of the U.S. run and Sick Puppies will finish the second half of the tour. Devour The Day will be playing the entire tour. Akron, OH's Red Sun Rising will provide support for dates in Europe and Russia. Additional information about the tour is available on the band's website: http://www.skillet.com/tour.
Skillet can also be found on Google Play and streaming on Spotify. The album is available on iTunes, Amazon.com and music retailers worldwide.
Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century's most successful rock bands. Selling more than 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single "Monster" is "the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015" with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming "the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music." 2013's Rise bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release, received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, etc. and was recently certified gold by the RIAA.
DATE CITY VENUE
September 22nd Clive, IA 7 Flags Event Center *
September 23rd Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino *
September 24th Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium *
September 25th Wichita, KS Cotillion *
September 29th Chicago, IL Concord Music Hall *
September 30th Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre *
October 1st Peoria, IL Limelight *
October 6th Grand Rapids, MI The Intersection #
October 7th Detroit, MI St. Andrews #
October 8th Cleveland, OH Agora #
October 9th Knoxville, TN The International #
October 12th Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom #
October 13th Washington, DC The Fillmore Silver Spring #
October 14th Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater #
October 15th Norfolk, VA The Norva #
October 16th Richmond, VA The National #
October 20th Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre #
October 23rd Tulsa, OK Cain's Ballroom #
November 6 Paris, France Elysee Montmatre
November 7 Cologne, Germany Live Hall
November 8 Antwerp, Belgium Trix
November 10 Utrecht, Netherlands Tivoli
November 12 Hamburg, Germany Docks
November 13 Copenhagen, Denmark Amager Bio
November 14 Aarhus, Denmark Voxhall
November 16 Gothenburg, Sweden Sticky Fingers KB ^
November 18 Stockholm, Sweden Fryshuset Klubben ^
November 20 Tampere, Finland Tullikamari ^
November 22 St. Petersburg, Russia A2 Green Concert
November 23 Moscow, Russia Park of Legends
November 27 Warsaw, Poland Stodola
November 28 Krakow, Poland Kwadrat
November 30 Brno, Czech Republic Semilasso
December 2 Vienna, Austria Arena
December 3 Budapest, Hungary The Akvarium
December 4 Prague, Czech Republic Mala Sportovni Hala
December 6 Stuttgart, Germany LKA
December 7 Zurich, Switzerland X-Tra
December 8 Luxembourg Rockhal ^
December 9 London, UK KOKO
* Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, Devour The Day
# Skillet, Sick Puppies, Devour The Day
^ No Red Sun Rising
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