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May 22, 2017

Skillet's Front Man, John Cooper, Featured On Marvel's Playback

"Back From the Dead" to Appear in SyFy Channel's
New Series, Blood Drive


Skillet Announces Extension of "Unleashed" Tour

New York, NY (April 26, 2017) - Spearheading the effort to merge the two worlds of comics and music, Marvel Entertainment's Marvel Playback opens up conversation with some of music's biggest names. GRAMMY® nominated Skillet's John Cooper joined Marvel's Playback to speak about his love for comics, and the lessons he's learned from their stories and heroes. That video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/lKryE-HOg_A.

“What makes a hero is someone who does something selfless…Someone who stands up for someone who is weak," says Cooper. "Working in rock and roll is good, but being a hero is better.” 

Earning three Billboard Music Award Nominations, their most recent album, Unleashed, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The group's latest single "Back From the Dead," continues to climb the charts, hitting No. 9 on the Active Rock Chart, and No. 10 on Billboard's Christian Rock Chart. The new single comes on the heels of the debut track “Feel Invincible” that went to #1 at Active Rock radio.

"Back From The Dead" is also set to be used in SyFy's new series, Blood Drive. The episode featuring the Skillet track will be the premiere of the show on June 14th.

Skillet has announced they will be extending their "Unleashed Tour" with the addition of three more shows. After recently wrapping three legs of their headlining tour with sold-out dates across the U.S. and Europe, the group has decided to extend the tour to Memphis (June 6th), Orlando (June 8th), and Atlanta (June 9th). These dates come alongside already announced festival dates including Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Loudwire Live and Rise Above Fest. The band will also be joining Korn and Stone Sour on the Serenity Of Summer Tour in July and August.

About Skillet:
Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 12 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” and currently has over 87 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 and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, and more. Their latest album, Unleashed debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and the first single “Feel Invincible” went to #1 on the Rock Radio chart.  The track “Stars” was featured in the motion picture The Shack that was released last March. Skillet was recently nominated for 3 more Billboard Music Awards and their songs have been used by the WWE, Marvel, ESPN and the NFL to name a few.

Get Connected With Skillet:
Website: www.skillet.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillet/
Twitter & Instagram: @skilletmusic


DATE
CITY/STATE
VENUE
May 7th   
Concord, NC
Carolina Rebellion
May 19th  
Peoria, IL
Peoria Riverfront
May 20th
Columbus, OH
Rock On The Range
May 21st
Louisville, KY
Iroquois Amphitheatre
May 26th
Pryor, OK
Rocklahoma
May 28th
Dallas, TX
KEGL’s BFD
June 3rd
Denver, CO
Elitch Gardens
June 6th
Memphis, TN
New Daisy Theatre
June 8th  
Orlando, FL
House Of Blues
June 9th
Atlanta, GA
Center Stage
June 10th
Charlotte, NC
Rock The Park
June 11th
South Bend, IN
The Bear’s Big Growl 6
June 15th
Burlington, IA
Burlington Steamboat Days

June 16th
Flint, MI
Loudwire Live
June 17th
Vaughan, Canada
Wonder Jam
June 21st
Gaylord, MI
Big Ticket Festival
June 22nd
Kings Island, OH
SpiritSong
June 23rd
Brainerd, MN
Lakes Jam
June 24th
Doswell, VA
KingsFest
July 1st  
Shirleysburg, PA
Creation Festival Northeast
July 3rd
Great Lakes, IL
US Naval Station Great Lakes
July 7th
Oshkosh, WI
Lifest 2017
July 15th
Kennewick, WA
Creation Festival Northwest
July 19th
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater *
July 20th
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *

July 21st
Hampton, NH
Wally’s Pub
July 22nd
Bangor, ME
Rise Above Fest 2017
July 23rd
Hartford, CT
Xfinity Theatre *
July 25th
Toronto, Canada
Budweiser Stage *
July 26th
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion *
July 27th
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center *
July 29th
Bellevue, NE
FishFest
Aug 1st
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center *
Aug 2nd
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Blossom Music Center *
Aug 3rd
Midland , TX
Rock The Desert
Aug 5th
Valdosta, GA
Wild Adventures
Aug 11th
South Bend, IN
Pulse Summer Music Series
Aug 19th
Santa Claus, IN
Holiday World
Sept 2nd
Pueblo, CO
Colorado State Fair
Sept 15th
Shippensburg, PA
Uprise Festival
* Summer Of Serenity Tour Date