GRAMMY® Nominated Skillet Embarks On International Summer Festival Tour Hitting UK’s Download, Germany’s Rock Am Ring & Rock Im Park And More
Skillet’s John Cooper teases short clip from upcoming album on social media to the excitement of thousands
Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2016) –GRAMMY® Nominated Skillet will embark on their 2016 international summer festival tour, kicking off in Denmark’s Jelling Festival on May 28 with a wrap on July 3 in the Czech Republic. Skillet will travel to multiple international markets, hitting some of the most popular festivals across Europe and Russia including UK’s Download, Germany’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park. The tour arrives shortly after their RIAA double platinum certification of top single “Monster,” known as the biggest digital single in Christian music history. Skillet’s 2014 headlining international tour sold-out more than half of all venues including London, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Antwerp and Cologne. Skillet’s 2016 tour is the band’s fourth trek across Europe.
On April 8, John Cooper revealed a short clip from Skillet’s to be announced album on his personal social media accounts, available on Twitter and Instagram, with a social reach of nearly 1,700,000. The highly anticipated record will follow three years after their No. 1 Billboard Rock hit RISE.
Skillet International Summer Tour Routing *All dates are subject to change
May 28 – Jelling, Denmark – Jelling Festival May 31 – Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund Tivoli June 1 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene June 3 – Nuremberg, Germany – Rock Im Park June 5 – Mendig, Germany – Rock am Ring June 7 – Hohenems, Austria – Event Center June 9 – Nickelsdorf, Austria – Nova Rock June 10 – Leicestershire, UK – Download Festival June 11 – Landgraaf, Netherlands – Pinkpop June 12 – Paris, France – Download Festival Paris June 15 – Kiev, Ukraine – Art-Zavod Platform June 18 – Dessel, Belgium – Graspop Metal Festival June 19 – Hinwil, Switzerland – Rock The Ring June 21 – Perm, Russia – Sports Arena “Eaglet” June 22 – Ekaterinburg, Russia – Teleclub June 23 – Chelyabinsk, Russia – World Trade Center June 25 – Ufa, Russia – Lights of Ufa June 27 – Samara, Russia – MTL Arena June 30 – Sopron, Hungary – Volt Festival July 2 – Minsk, Belarus – Most Festival July 3 – Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic – Rock The People
About Skillet GRAMMY® nominated and platinum selling rock band Skillet has sold more than 11 million albums and singles in the U.S., amassing a diehard social following whose members number nearly seven million with nearly 400 million views on YouTube alone. Their most recent project, the Dove Award garnering RISE (2013), debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and No. 1 on the Billboard Rock and Christian charts, boasting four consecutive No. 1 radio hits and a late night television debut on Conan. The LP served as the follow-up to 2009 platinum blockbuster, AWAKE, which garnered three Billboard Music Awards and spawned four multi format hit singles. Included in those is the platinum selling “Awake & Alive” and two-time platinum single “Monster” whose companion video has generated more than 147 million YouTube views and was named the most streamed song in CCM history, helping make Skillet the only active rock band to achieve RIAA Platinum Certification in 2012. 2015 saw the Billboard Music Award winners continuing atop the charts as the famed magazine placed them in the top 10 in four year-end categories including “Rock Streaming Songs” and “Rock Streaming Songs.” Known for their explosive live performance, Skillet treks the globe, headlining sold-out shows all over the world including the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Russia and more.