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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’s Massive Hit “MONSTER” Goes Gold As Band Racks Up Another #1 Single

AFTER 64 WEEKS AWAKE STILL HOLDS STRONG ON BILLBOARD TOP 200 – ONLY A FEW ACTS INCLUDING LADY GAGA AND TAYLOR SWIFT HAVE BEEN THERE LONGER

On the heels of their latest project Awake receiving RIAA Gold status in just 10 months, Atlantic/Ardent/INO rockers Skillet are now celebrating the Gold certification (over 500,000 units) of their digital single for the smash hit “Monster.” In addition to being a top 5 Active Mainstream Rock single, “Monster” was also a hit Christian rock single , and was used during the “25th Anniversary of WrestleMania – World Television Premiere” on NBC.

Radio has continued to bring Skillet to the top as well, as they garner another #1 single from Awake with “Forgiven” on Christian CHR and Rock, following in the footsteps of the project’s previous #1 Christian singles, “Awake & Alive,” which in just six weeks has already broken top 20 and continues to climb the mainstream active Rock chart as well, and “Hero,” which was a top 12 Active Rock Single and has been used on Sunday Night Football, NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, ESPN College sports, and much more.

As radio and sales continue to take Skillet to new levels in their career, 2010 has been another year of constant touring for the band, which has meant numerous sold out shows and exciting headlining moments at summer festivals across the country. The band kicked off 2010 touring with labelmates Shinedown, and then co-headlined the very successful “Awake Tonight” tour with TobyMac before heading out on their own capacity crowd tour and hitting the summer festival season. “The 2010 Tour” with Creed led into one of the fall’s most rocking tours as they co-billed with Papa Roach, and last week Skillet once again teamed up with TobyMac on the “Winter Wonder Slam presents The Awake Tonight Tour.” So anticipated is this fall tour that in its third night, the acts’ sold out The Target Center in Minneapolis with over 13,000 fans.

Skillet will kick off 2011 in international style as they launch an AustralAsia tour in support of AWAKE to Australia, New Zealand and Japan (tour dates listed below).




Skillet’s “Awake” Goes Gold!

In a fast and furious 10 months, “AWAKE,” the latest album from Atlantic/Ardent/INO recording group Skillet, has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000. The album – which includes two Active Rock radio blockbusters in the top 5 hit, “Monster,” which also ranked in at No. 2 at Christian Rock, and the top 12 smash and No. 1 CHR and Christian Rock hit, “Hero” – continues to reign as a hard rock favorite, standing strong in the upper half of the Billboard 200. The band just released their latest single at Christian radio, “Forgiven.”

Produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf), “AWAKE” reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Store’s “Top Albums” chart within 24 hours of its release last August. The album also made a blockbuster debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, entering the chart at #2.

Skillet is currently on the road as part of Creed’s “20-10 Tour,” with dates continuing through early September. In addition, the Grammy-nominated rock outfit will be among the top artists appearing at a number of upcoming summer festivals, including a headline slot on the “Rock The River” festival tour of Western Canada. Beginning October 1st, Skillet will join Papa Roach for the co-headline Monsters Of Annihilation Tour also featuring Trapt and My Darkest Days. The highly anticipated 16-city Awake Tonight Tour with TobyMac and presented by Winter Wonder Slam, will launch November 11 in Springfield, IL and carry through until December 12. For complete tour details and ticket information, please visit www.skillet.com.

One of America’s hardest working live acts, Skillet spent the first part of 2010 touring alongside Atlantic labelmates Shinedown, as well as co-headlining the hugely successful debut of the Awake Tonight Tour with TobyMac. Skillet’s headline tours ranked with Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and recently landed the band on the cover of the magazine. In addition, the band has shared stages with such acts as Flyleaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Puddle of Mudd.

“Hero” has received an array of high-profile placements, including THQ’s WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 video game. Various tracks from “AWAKE” have received major TV placements including NBC Sunday Night Football, NBC’s “The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania” and MTV’s “Bully Beatdown.”

In addition to cumulative album sales now approaching 2 million, Skillet has racked up a wide range of honors throughout their extraordinary career, including multiple Grammy nominations and two BMI Music Award wins for “The Last Night” and “The Older I Get,” both featured on the gold certified COMATOSE.

For up-to-the-minute news and information, visit www.skillet.com or www.myspace.com/skilletmusic.