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Skillet Rakes In Third Consecutive Gold Single With “Awake & Alive”

It’s been 99 weeks since Skillet released Awake, the RIAA-Gold certified project that remains a best seller on the Billboard Top 200 with nearly 800,000 scans, and now the band has garnered their third consecutive RIAA Gold certified single with the No. 1 Active Rock and Christian radio hit, “Awake & Alive.” In addition, Skillet continues to pound the touring circuit. With countless major market dates under their belt, this fall they will hit secondary markets as they headline their Awake & Alive Tour with Disciple and special guests Tooth & Nail rockers Manafest and Atlantic Records’ labelmates We As Human. This tour hits following two solid years of heavy touring, including two successful AWAKE TONIGHT tours with TobyMac, numerous headline appearances at festivals, and tours with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Creed, the mainstream rock tour AVALANCHE, and more. The Skillet fan club pre-sale begins Tuesday, Aug 9th and the national on-sale starts Saturday, Aug 13th (see tour dates below).
With their latest single “It’s Not Me It’s You” just starting to impact Active Rock radio, and “Awake & Alive” currently featured on the TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, the band has spent much of the summer headlining top music festivals in both the Christian and mainstream markets including Rockfest, Creation East and West, Sonshine, Kingdom Bound, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, XFest and Alive. This fall they will be featured on KROQ Los Angeles’ Epicenter Rock Festival.

Skillet Touring With Creed This Summer!

Skillet has just been confirmed as a special guest for select dates on Creed’s “20-10 Tour” dates, along with bands Theft and Red also appearing at several concerts. As previously announced, “The 20-10 Tour” kicks off on July 28th in Washington D.C., and was named because the first 2,010 reserved seats are $20 all-in. This means fans pay a flat rate with no added service charges, and the remaining seats will be priced at $20 or $10, plus applicable ticketing fees. A full itinerary and lineup can be found below.

“The 20-10 Tour” will feature new songs from Creed such as “Rain,” “Overcome” and “A Thousand Faces” from Full Circle, the band’s 2009 release and first new album in eight years, as well as hits such as “Higher,” “My Sacrifice,” “With Arms Wide Open,” “One” and “What‟s This Life For.”

Citi(R) cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets through Citi’s Private Pass(R) Program beginning in select markets. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets for “The 20-10 Tour” concerts will be available through all Ticketmaster outlets, through LiveNation.com, or charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 (except the show on August 20th in Gilford, NH). Dates and times are subject to change without notice. Tickets for the August 20th Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion concert in Gilford, NH will be available through the venue‟s Box Office, by calling 603-293-4700 and at select ticket locations. Check http://www.meadowbrook.net/?page=ticket_info for additional information.

Creed has sold close to 35 million albums and has performed live in front of millions since forming in 1995. Creed was the first act to have seven consecutive number one rock radio singles, four of which came off of their debut album, 1997′s My Own Prison. That album has sold more than six million copies in the U.S., and the follow-up, Human Clay, was certified Diamond for sales in excess of 11 million copies. Weathered, their third album, tied The Beatles’ Anthology for the most consecutive weeks at number one on Billboard‟s Top 200 chart. After disbanding in 2003, Creed reunited for a three-month North American tour in the fall of 2009. Following the tour, the band released their fourth album, Full Circle, which debuted on Billboard‟s Top 200 chart at number two, behind Michael Jackson‟s This Is It. Creed has received numerous accolades, including several American Music and Billboard Awards, and the band won the GRAMMY for Best Rock Song for “With Arms Wide Open.”

“THE 20-10 TOUR” Itinerary:
WED
28-Jul
Washington, D.C.
Jiffy Lube Live # ^

FRI
30-Jul
Mt. Pleasant, MI
Soaring Eagle Casino * ^

SAT
31-Jul
Darien, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center ^

MON
2-Aug
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena # ^

TUE
3-Aug
Mansfield, MA
Comcast Center + ^

THU
5-Aug
Orillia, ON
Casino Rama Entertainment Casino*

FRI
6-Aug
Cleveland, OH
Blossom Music Center + ^

SAT
7-Aug
Ft. Macoy, WI
Constitution Park * ^

MON
9-Aug
Sioux City, IA
Tyson Events Center / Gateway Arena # ^

TUES
10-Aug
Sturgis, SD
Rock N the Rally * # ^

FRI
13-Aug
Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center # ^

SAT
14-Aug
Indianapolis, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center # ^

SUN
15-Aug
Chicago, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre # ^

TUE
17-Aug
Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center ^

WED
18-Aug
Scranton, PA
Toyota Pavilion # ^

FRI
20-Aug
Gilford, NH
Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion * # ^

SAT
21-Aug
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center ^

TUE
24-Aug
Wantagh, NY
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater # ^

WED
25-Aug
Saratoga, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center # ^

FRI
27-Aug
Raleigh, NC
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek # ^

SAT
28-Aug
Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach Amphitheater + ^

SUN
29-Aug
Atlanta, GA
Aaron‟s Amphitheatre at Lakewood # ^

TUE
31-Aug
West Palm Beach, FL
Cruzan Amphitheatre # ^

WED
1-Sep
Tampa, FL
Ford Amphitheatre # ^

FRI
3-Sep
Dallas, TX
Superpages.com Center # ^

SAT
4-Sep
Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion + ^

*These select shows do not include specially priced tickets.
# with special guest Skillet
^ with special guest Theft
+ with special guest Red