Band winning over fans on Nickelback’s European Tour
Singles “Not Gonna Die” and “Fire and Fury” storming up radio charts
While GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum-selling rockers Skillet are winning over sold out crowds and receiving encore requests throughout Nickelback’s European tour, domestic audiences in the U.S. are enjoying the title track of their best-selling album RISE (Atlantic/Word) during CBS Sports’ College Hockey Promos. For the next six months “Rise” will be featured in regular custom spots for College Hockey Promos on CBS and the CBS Sports Network. Check it out here: http://bcove.me/g8ofheaq.
Additionally, their two new singles are storming up Mainstream and Christian radio charts. While “Not Gonna Die’s” bullet status at Mainstream Active Rock radio has the track closing in on becoming a Top 20 hit, it’s also shot to No. 4 on Christian Rock Radio in just four weeks. Likewise, “Fire and Fury” was the most added song and highest debut on the Christian Hot AC chart at No. 24 this week.
Once Skillet wraps the Nickelback tour in late November, the band will head to Russia and the Ukraine once again before the holidays for several already nearly sold out headline shows. Early 2014, the band co-headlines The Roadshow 2014 tour with Third Day, kicking off January 9 in Sacramento, CA.
Over the course of the past few years, GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone, racked up more than 150 million YouTube views and amassed a diehard following (dubbed Panheads) whose members number over four million on Facebook alone. Their 2013 release RISE debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, which led to a No. 1 radio hit for “American Noise” and “Sick Of It.” RISE also gave Skillet their late night television debut on CONAN.
RISE follows the band’s 2009 blockbuster, Awake, which was recently certified platinum for sales in excess of one million copies in the U.S and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In addition, the record hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Top Albums Chart, garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four hit singles including the No. 1 Active Rock smash and gold-certified “Awake & Alive,” the gold-certified “Hero,” “It’s Not Me It’s You” and the platinum-certified “Monster.” “Monster” lived up to its name, selling more than a million copies and hitting Top 5 at Active Rock radio (the first in a string of multiple Top 5 active rock hits), while its companion video has generated over 47 million YouTube views. Skillet was the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012, and was one of only three rock bands (the other two being Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum in 2012. Skillet is made up of John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison.
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