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[GOSPEL NEWS] SKILLET TO EMBARK ON WINTER 2020 NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN SUPPORT OF LATEST ALBUM VICTORIOUS

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12-times multi-platinum rock band Skillet are returning to the road in North America this winter in support of their tenth album Victorious, out now. The band will embark on a headline trek, dubbed the “Victorious Tour,” which kicks off on February 6 in Wichita, Kansas and runs through March 14 in Norfolk, Virginia. Joining Skillet for this tour will be From Ashes to New and Ledger, the latter of which features Skillet drummer Jen Ledger. Skillet are fresh off back-to-back, Fall 2019 co-headline North American tours with Sevendust and Alter Bridge, respectively. The band just wrapped a sold-out headline tour of Europe, as well. 

“The whole band is excited to play new music and meet with the fans on the ‘Victorious Tour,’” says frontman John Cooper. “There’s something about going out on tour, connecting with fans, and having enough time to play everyone’s favorite song — whether it’s from the new album or hits from the Collide or Awake days. We wanted this tour to be very fan-focused so we went to our fans to build out the set list and added two VIP experiences, a Q&A, and a M&G, so there’s something for everyone.”

He continues, “The support on this tour is unreal. We reconnected with From Ashes to New at a festival this summer and I knew we had to have them out on the road. I’m also stoked to have Ledger back out and to introduce the band to Skillet fans who haven’t seen her rock live yet. This tour is going to be insane and we’re ready for it.”

The pre-sale is set for Tuesday, December 3 at noon EST, with the public on-sale slated for Friday, December 6 at 10am local time. Skillet will be offering two VIP presale packages, including a Q&A Experience with exclusive Skillet merchandise and a limited number of M&G Experiences available at www.skillet.com/tour with the presale password “VICTORIOUS.” All upcoming dates are below. 

In other Skillet news, the band is celebrating its tenth Top 10 Active Rock single with “Legendary.” In addition to the track being tapped as the official theme song for WWE’s RAW on USA Network, the WWE also used the song as the trailer for the 2K20 Video Game. The NBA, NCA, and MLB have also featured the energetic track.

SKILLET “Victorious” TOUR
WITH FROM ASHES TO NEW + LEDGER:
2/6 — Wichita, KS — The Cotillion
2/7 — Omaha, NE — Sokol Auditorium
2/8 — Sioux Falls, SD — The District
2/10 — Idaho Falls, ID — Idaho Falls Civic Center
2/12 — Casper, WY — Casper Events Center
2/13 — Billings, MT — The Pub Station Ballroom
2/15 — Abbotsford, BC — Abbotsford Centre
2/18 — Medford, OR — Medford Armory
2/19 — Portland, OR — Roseland Theater
2/20 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
2/21 — Ventura, CA — Majestic Ventura Theater
2/23 — Orange County, CA — City National Grove of Anaheim
2/26 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
2/28 — Fort Smith, AR — TempleLive 
2/29 — Huntsville, AL — Mars Music Hall
3/1 — Atlanta, GA — The Loft at Center Stage
3/4 — Charlotte, NC — The Fillmore
3/5 — Greensboro, NC — Piedmont Hall
3/7 — North Myrtle Beach, SC — House of Blues
3/8 — Silver Spring, MD — The Fillmore
3/10 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
3/11 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
3/13 — Clifton Park, NY — Upstate Concert Hall
3/14 — Norfolk, VA — The NorVa

ABOUT SKILLET:
One of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club recipients, multiplatinum Wisconsin quartet Skillet—John Cooper [lead vocals/bass], Korey Cooper [guitar/keys], Jen Ledger [drums/vocals], and Seth Morrison [lead guitar]—write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed the band as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum Awake. Its breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with over 3 billion global audio streams. 2016’s Unleashed bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going #1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified Unleashed became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL. Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on CONAN and graced the pages of USA Today and New York Times, to name a few. In 2018 alone, the band clocked 1 billion streams. This momentum continues on their 2019 tenth full-length, Victorious. With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet. On top of Victorious, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, which has become the publisher’s best-selling book of all time. 

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