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NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective
December 7, 2007

Skillet **As 2007 comes to a close, Lava/Atlantic/Ardent/INO band SKILLET continues to celebrate a fabulous year with their second consecutive GRAMMY nomination. The critically-acclaimed and best-seller COMATOSE is nominated for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album in the 50th Annual GRAMMY Awards, to be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 10th. The show will be broadcast at 8pm et/pt on CBS.

** On top of the GRAMMY news, Skillet has also been lauded with R&Rs No. 1 Christian CHR Song of the Year with their massive hit "The Last Night," which was also R&Rs No. 2 Christian Rock song of the year. In addition, Skillet was named 2007s No. 2 top artist on both the CHR and ROCK year end lists.

**Skillet garnered four consecutive No. 1 singles from COMATOSE with "Rebirthing," "The Last Night," "The Older I Get" and "Comatose."

** Skillet will release the COMATOSE CD/DVD Deluxe edition on December 26, 2007, and along with new cover art and the full COMATOSE CD, the deluxe edition will also feature:

  • 1 BRAND NEW studio track, Live Free or Let Me Die
  • 5 acoustic tracks:
    - Rebirthing
    - Yours to Hold
    - The Older I Get
    - Whispers In The Dark
    - Say Goodbye
  • 3 music videos (Rebirthing, Whispers in the Dark, Looking for Angels)
  • Behind the scenes video - making of the record
  • FREE Wallpaper
  • FREE Ringtone -Falling Inside the Black

    **Skillet will kick off 2008 on the Winter Jam tour, hitting the following cities:

    Winter Jam Tour Schedule: (All dates subject to change)
    January 10 Johnson City, TN Freedom Hall
    January 11 Chattanooga, TN McKenzie Arena
    January 12 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
    January 13 Charlotte, NC Bobcat Arena
    January 18 Tampa, FL Sun Dome Arena
    January 19 Orlando, FL UCF Arena
    January 24 Normal, IL Redbird Arena
    January 25 Columbus, OH Schottestein Center
    January 26 Cincinnati, OH Cincinnati Gardens
    January 27 St. Charles, MO Family Arena
    January 31 Evansville, IN Roberts Stadium
    February 1 Little Rock, AR Alltell Arena
    February 2 Birmingham, AL BJCC Arena
    February 7 Augusta, GA James Brown Arena
    February 8 Jacksonville, FL Memorial Coliseum
    February 9 Mobile, AL The Mitchell Center
    February 10 Tupelo, MS Bancorp South Center
    February 15 Greenville, SC The Bi-Lo Center
    February 16 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
    February 17 Norfolk, VA Constant Convocation Center
    February 22 Columbia, SC The Colonial Center
    February 23 Jackson, MS MS Coliseum
    February 24 Southaven, MS DeSoto Civic Center
    February 28 Oklahoma City, OK The Ford Center
    February 29 Tulsa, OK Mabee Center
    March 1 Wichita, KS Charles Koch Arena
    March 2 Colorado Springs, CO World Arena
    March 6 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
    March 7 Ft. Wayne, IN Allen County Memorial Coliseum
    March 8 Knoxville, TN Thompson Boling Arena
    March 9 E. Lansing, MI The Breslin Center
    March 13 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
    March 14 Fayetteville, NC Crown Coliseum
    March 15 Atlanta, GA Phillips Arena
    March 16 Nashville, TN The Sommet Center

    Skillet's explosive 2006 Lava/Atlantic/Ardent/INO Records release, Comatose follows 2004s Collide, which launched the group into the public eye and garnered the band a prestigious Grammy Award nomination. A critical fave, Comatose has become their best-selling project to date, doubling the sales of Collide in half the time. In follow up to packed out club shows on their own as well as with Flyleaf in the spring, and performances before summer festival crowds, this fall Skillet opened for mainstream rockers Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace. In the process of becoming one of the hardest working, most rocking, and broadly appealing acts of its generation, radio welcomed Comatose with open arms, as the first single, Rebirthing spent seven-weeks at No.1 on Christian Rock. Their second single, "The Last Night," also took the top spot, this time at both Rock and CHR (CRW/R&R), while their latest singles, "The Older I Get" (CHR/Rock) and "Comatose" have become their third and fourth consecutive No. 1 singles.



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