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.