Nashville, Tenn. (Jan. 5, 2017) - Skillet has sold 11 million units worldwide, closed out 2016 with seven mainstream rock and 10 Christian year end chart placements and were once again the Top Christian Streaming Songs Artist of 2016, but 2017 marks the first time the band has topped Billboard’s Top Christian Songs Chart.
Their track "Feel Invincible" recently topped the chart alongside going to No. 1 on both the Active (Mediabase) and Mainstream (BDS) Rock charts, making history by spending 19 weeks at the top of the Christian Rock chart, the most weeks ever since the chart's inception on Billboard. Their follow up single at Active (Mediabase) Mainstream (BDS) and Christian Rock, "Back From the Dead" goes for adds on January 23.
The video for "Feel Invincible" has been viewed over 23 million times on YouTube and streamed over 16 million times on Spotify. “Feel Invincible” has also been a hit in the sports world, having been used by the NFL's Monday Night Football, Major League Baseball (MLB), National Hockey League (NHL), WWE during their Battleground Pay-Per-View, TBS’ E-League and Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. The No. 1 song was also chosen by the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) for use throughout the entire 2016 football season.
Additionally, the debut Christian radio single from UNLEASHED "Stars" hit No. 1 at Christian Hot AC and continues to climb the National Christian Audience, and AC Monitored and Indicator charts heading into 2017.
The 26-city second U.S. leg of "The UNLEASHED Tour" will kick off on February 8th in Clifton Park, NY and will make stops in Philadelphia, PA; Spokane, WA; Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO to name a few. The tour wraps on March 24th in Little Rock, AR and is a continuation of the band’s celebrated U.S. run that wrapped up last October. For the latest ticket information, visit http://www.skillet.com/tour.
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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 and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, and more.
"The UNLEASHED Tour" U.S. Dates
February 8th – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall *
February 9th – Portland, ME – State Theatre *
February 10th – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory *
February 11th – Niagara Falls, NY – Rapids Theatre *
February 12th – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE *
February 16th – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland *
February 17th – Sauget, IL – Pop’s *
February 18th – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater *
February 19th – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre *
February 22nd – Fargo, ND – Fargo Civic Auditorium *
February 24th – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue *
February 25th – Boise, ID – Revolution Center *
February 26th – Idaho Fall, ID – Idaho Falls Civic Center *
March 2nd – Billings, MT – Pub Station Ballroom *
March 3rd – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory *
March 4th – Seattle, WA – The Showbox *
March 5th – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *
March 8th – Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades *
March 9th – Los Angeles, CA – The Belasco Theater *
March 11th – Anaheim, CA – City National Grove of Anaheim *
March 12th – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee *
March 16th – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls *
March 17th – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater *
March 18th – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall #
March 22nd – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *
March 23rd – Houston, TX – House of Blues *
March 24th – Little Rock, AR – Metroplex *
* Skillet, Sick Puppies, Devour The Day
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