Skillet’s new music video for their current hit Christian radio single “Awake and Alive,” from their latest and best selling album Awake, will debut exclusively this Wednesday, April 7 on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s (BGEA) Ransom.tv. The song is currently top 5 on the CHR radio charts as well as No. 6 on the Christian Rock chart.

The new video was produced by BGEA, headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., and is based mostly on a live Skillet performance in Chattanooga, Tenn. with additional footage shot backstage by the band. Photos from the video shoot are currently available at www.facebook.com/WeAreRansom.
“Skillet is one of those unique bands who’ve been able to stretch beyond the Christian market and impact mainstream audiences,” explains Kevin Adamson, Ransom Producer and spokesperson. “These guys are passionate about the Gospel and living out their faith. This is why we hand-picked them for Ransom, and why we’re excited to debut this video.”
Ransom.tv aims to address some of life’s toughest questions with compelling content – in a format custom-designed for the “millennial” generation, ages 15-25. The site features videos, culturally relevant articles, testimonials, devotions and other engaging pieces on real topics to encourage a deeper relationship with Jesus.
As they close out the hugely successful AWAKE TONIGHT tour with TobyMac this week, Skillet will launch their next headline run, the  AWAKE & ALIVE Tour on April 15th in Scranton, Pennsylvania continuing through late May, an updated tour schedule is listed below.
For up-to-the-minute news and information, visit www.skillet.com or www.myspace.com/skilletmusic.
Ransom updates can also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/WeAreRansom), Twitter (http://twitter.com/WeAreRansom) and its YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/RansomTeeVee).
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About Skillet:
Skillet’s latest, “AWAKE,” continues to propel the incredible momentum the rock outfit has going for them with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top 200, selling over 67,000 units and peaking at No. 1 on iTune’s “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart. Already over 300k in scans in just 20 weeks (more than double that of the GOLD selling COMATOSE), “AWAKE” was Amazon.com’s best selling Christian CD of 2009, and boasts the No. 4 mainstream Active Rock single in the country with “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 mainstream rock song of last year, and the No. 1 Christian CHR & Rock single, “Hero,” which has been used all season long by the NFL in their, Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos.
Skillet has toured with the likes of mainstream megastars Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether and Flyleaf, and headlined a slew of major Christian festivals, all followed by solo tours that ranked within Pollstar’s Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours.  Along the way, the two-time Grammy®-nominated alternative rockers also scored seven consecutive number one Christian radio singles, a 2008 GMA Dove Award for “Rock Song of the Year,” and a 2009 nomination for Artist of the Year. Along with a trio of singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts, a pair of BMI Songwriting Awards, and being chosen as Reader’s Poll favorites on several top ccm websites, they also released their first ever concert CD/DVD combo pack “Comatose Comes Alive.”
About BGEA:
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) proclaims the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ throughout the world by every effective means available. From its headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., BGEA directs a wide range of domestic and international ministries, including: large-scale festivals led by evangelists Franklin Graham and Will Graham; Dare to Be a Daniel, a youth evangelism training project; My Hope World Evangelism Through Television; the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team of crisis-trained chaplains; and many others through print, television, telephone, radio and the Internet. For more information, please visit www.billygraham.org. Get BGEA news updates on Twitter @ Twitter.com/BGEAMediaPR.
current Skillet tour schedule
* all dates subject to change, for most updated tour information, visit myspace.com/skilletmusic


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Bojangles Coliseum Charlotte, North Carolina
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YC Alberta 2010 Edmonton, Alberta
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Atlantafest Stone Mountain, Georgia
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Ichthus Wilmore, Kentucky
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Magic Springs Park Hot Springs, Arkansas
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Cornerstone Festival Bushnell, Illinois
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Creation Festival East Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania
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Sonshine Festival Willmar, Minnesota
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Timber Linn Park Albany, Oregon
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Creation Fest West Enumclaw, Washington
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Kingdom Bound Festival Darien Center, New York
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Revelation Generation Festival Frenchtown, New Jersey
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