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Skillet Lands First #1 At Mainstream Active Rock Radio With “Awake & Alive”

“Awake & Alive,” the latest single from Atlantic/Ardent/INO recording group Skillet, has bulleted its way to #1 at Mainstream Active Rock Radio outlets nationwide. Their gold certified album, Awake, now features a trio of Active Rock and Christian radio blockbusters including the current hit “Awake and Alive,” the RIAA gold certified, top 5 Active Rock and Christian Rock smash, “Monster,” and the just certified RIAA gold hit “Hero,”– with digital single sales from the album now exceeding 1.5 million. “Hero,” which has already received an array of TV placements including the NFL’s Sunday Night Football, NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, ESPN, and more was most recently featured on FOX Sports’ “The Daytona 500: The American Dream,” a one-hour documentary special delivering fresh and never-before-seen footage from self-professed Skillet fan, Trevor Bayne’s historic run to Victory Lane.

In reaction to his first #1 single at mainstream radio, lead vocalist and bassist John Cooper commented, “You know, the ride we’ve been on with this album has just been beyond incredible, and to have this song imparticular hit #1 makes it even more so since it’s about living what you believe. For it to have become such a hit, well, it’s just beyond anything I could have imagined.”

Additionally, Skillet recently announced the release of a new digital EP. The Awake & Remixed EP will feature alternative versions of songs off Awake and arrive at all DSPs on March 22nd. Named one of the top 5 20 Hardest Working Bands of 2010 on the popular concert site Songkick, Skillet will then head out on the road for the “Avalanche Tour 2011,” joining Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Art of Dying, and fellow Atlantic recording group Halestorm. The highly anticipated tour begins Thursday, March 24th at Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom and then continues through early May.

Skillet’s “Comatose” Goes Gold, “Awake” Passes 200K In Sales

As their “Awake & Alive” tour packs houses across the U.S., Skillet’s 2006 release, Comatose, has been certified GOLD by the RIAA, while their latest effort, Awake, has surpassed 200,000 units in just 12 weeks. Likewise, Awake remains a top-ten charting Christian project, best-selling CD overall on Billboard’s Top 200, a top 30 best-seller on iTunes® Rock album chart, and boasts the No. 2 and No. 8 top Christian digital singles with “Monster” and “Hero” respectively.

Along with album sales, mainstream Active Rock radio and video channels like MTV2 and FUSE are also propelling the band:

  • Active Rock radio has given Skillet a top 10 single with “Monster,” hitting No. 9 with a bullet on BDS this week and No. 10 with a bullet at MediaBase.
  • The music video for “Monster” recently moved into MTV2’s ELITE 8, the band also hosted the network’s Rock the Deuce show and talked about their favorite videos and more. Rock the Deuce calls itself “the heaviest rock show in American history.” Catch clips from the show here.
  • “Monster” is a hit on FUSE’s Number One Rock Countdown show and Viewers Choice.

As their “Awake & Alive” Tour rolls across the U.S., the band has rocked sold out and capacity crowds in Chicago, Tulsa, Columbus, Boston, Phoenix, Portland, Seattle, Boise, Denver, Minneapolis, Des Moines and more. The band recently announced they will be touring with Shinedown and Puddle Of Mudd in January and February 2010. For tour dates and updates go to: www.skillet.com or myspace.com/skilletmusic.

Hot Topic stores nationwide will be carrying Skillet merchandise in time for the holiday season.

Fox TV Network recently picked up “Hero” to open the third game of the World Series. In addition, the popular soap opera “One Life To Live” has been using the song “Awake & Alive” in promos for the month of November.