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Skillet Slams Into 2010 With #4 Mainstream Radio Hit, Shinedown Tour, More WWE And Massive Sales

Skillet has slammed into 2010 following an incredibly successful 2009.

Already over 300k in scans in just 20 weeks (more than double that of the gold-selling Comatose), Awake was a critic and fan fave last year, Amazon.com’s best selling Christian CD of 2009, and now boasts the No. 4 mainstream Active Rock single in the country with “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 mainstream rock song of last year.

“Monster” has proven to be just that for Skillet, with fans purchasing so many digital copies over the holiday, their sales increased almost 300%. In addition to all the success “Monster” is having, their No. 1 Christian rock and CHR track, “Hero,” has been creating a great buzz as well.

“Hero” will be used in the upcoming trailers and promos for the new 20th Century Fox film, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” which stars Pierce Brosnan and Uma Thurman and is based on the best-selling book by Rick Riordan. “Hero” has also been used all season long by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos.

The WWE will use the song once again as the official theme song for WWE’s Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View on January 31st. “Hero” was also a featured as part of the soundtrack to the WWE’s Tribute To The Troops TV Special, which aired just before Christmas on NBC. Skillet was promoted alongside other contributing artists including Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, and Nickelback. WWE programming reaches nearly 16 million people per week in the U.S., and WWE.com currently averages 14 million unique visitors worldwide monthly, providing more than 28 million video streams.

In follow up to their fall AWAKE & ALIVE tour, which, due to numerous sell out shows made Pollstar’s Concert Pulse’s Top 50 tours for the fall, Skillet will hit the road with mainstream rockers Shinedown and Puddle of Mudd for the Sound of Madness 2010 tour beginning January 21st in Providence, RI.

In March and April Skillet will co-headline the AWAKE TONIGHT tour with TobyMac for one of the most anticipated tours of the spring for the Christian concert arena. Tour dates will be announced soon.

Check the TOUR page for upcoming dates!




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.