News: Skillet Invites Fans Along for NYC Takeover & Beyond With FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series, YouTube & AOL Build Events
Skillet Invites Fans Along for NYC Takeover & Beyond With FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series, YouTube & AOL Build Events This Friday Multi-Platinum Selling Band Eyes Next Week’s Album Drop of Victorious
Nashville, Tenn. (Jul. 24, 2019) – Multi-platinum selling rockers Skillet are poised to take over The Big Apple this Friday, July 26 ahead of their anticipated release of Victorious (Aug. 2, Atlantic Records). The 2X GRAMMY® nominees will light up the FOX & Friends All American Concert Stage with live performances during the popular morning cable broadcast starting at 7 a.m. EST. AOL Build will host a conversation with the group at 1 p.m. EST. To tune into the livestream visit buildseries.com. All of Skillet’s NYC stops will be open to the public – for attendance information, click here.
Simultaneously, YouTube will exclusively premier the lyric video for Victorious’ third Instant Grat track “You Ain’t Ready” live at 11amET on Friday through a live interactive event. Fans can engage during the premier at www.youtube.com/skilletband.
Victorious dropping will launch the band into the bustling 2019 fall season. “Legendary,” the lead rock single from the project is currently climbing within the top 20 at Active Rock radio following the PEOPLE.com exclusive premier of its new music video last week. “Anchor” is currently impacting Christian radio. Skillet will hit the road on August 11, kicking off two U.S. fall tours, including treks featuring Sevendust and a co-headlining tour with Alter Bridge. November 6 marks a European headlining jaunt throughout the remainder of the year, much of which is already sold out, including stops in London, Paris, Hamburg and Budapest. Front man John Cooper recently collaborated with Z2 Comics for “Eden: A Skillet Graphic Novel” unveiling August 27.
To pre-order Victorious and listen to previously released tracks, click here.
One of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated 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 285 Million 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 a s their most triumphant body of work yet.