It’s been 99 weeks since SKILLET released AWAKE, the RIAA-Gold certified project which remains a best seller on the Billboard Top 200 with nearly 800,000 scans, and now the band has garnered their third consecutive RIAA Gold certified single with the No. 1 Active Rock radio hit, “Awake & Alive.”  In addition, Skillet continues to pound the touring circuit.  With countless major market dates under their belt, this Fall they will hit secondary markets as they headline their Awake & Alive Tour with Disciple and special guests Tooth & Nail rockers Manafest and Atlantic Records’ labelmates We As Human. This tour follows two solid years of heavy touring, including numerous headline appearances at festivals, and tours with Shinedown, Papa Roach, Creed, the rock tour AVALANCHE, and more.  The Skillet fan club pre-sale begins Tuesday, Aug 9th and the national on-sale starts Saturday, Aug 13th (see tour dates below).

With their latest single “It’s Not Me It’s You”  just starting to impact Active Rock radio, and “Awake & Alive” currently featured on the TRANSFORMERS: Dark of the Moon soundtrack, the band has spent much of the summer headlining top music festivals  and will  also be on KROQ Los Angeles’  Epicenter Rock Festival this Fall.

Awake & Alive Tour

(all dates subject to change)

Date Venue City, State
10/13/11 Wicomico Arena Salisbury, MD
10/15/11 Phillips Center – University of Florida Gainesville, FL
10/16/11 Germain Arena Estero, FL
10/18/11 Murray State University Murray, KY
10/20/11 Wesbanco Arena Wheeling, WV
10/22/11 Cullman Fair Ground Cullman, AL
10/23/11 The Forum Rome, GA
10/25/11 Oakley Lindsay Center Quincy, IL
10/27/11 Hope Presbyterian Cordova, TN
10/29/11 Arkansas State University- MT Home Mountain Home, AR
10/30/11 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN
11/2/11 Sanford Center Bemidji, MN
11/3/11 Winona State University Winona, MN
11/4/11 Quant Field House at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, WI
11/5/11 Kimberly High School (Power of One Festival) Kimberly, WI
11/6/11 Coronado Performing Arts Center Rockford, IL

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Skillet’s latest, Awake, continues to propel the incredible momentum the rock outfit has going for them, receiving RIAA Gold certification in just 10 months (half the time of the gold selling Comatose), along with their Active Rock hits, “Monster,” “Hero”  and” Awake & Alive” also receiving the same honor.   Awake hit the ground running with a blockbuster debut at No. 2 on Billboard’s “Top 200,” selling over 67,000 units and peaking at No. 1 on iTunes ® “Top Albums” chart and “Top Rock” chart.   The project has not slowed down in over two years, being named Billboard’s No. 9 “Top Alternative Album” of 2010 and winning their first Billboard Music Award.   Awake boasts three Active Rock hits “Monster,” which was also AOL Music’s No. 4 “Mainstream Rock Song of 2009,” the No. 1 Rock single, “Hero,” which has been used by the NFL in their Sunday Night Football and NFL Weekend Kickoff promos, and their latest No. 1 hit and crowd favorite “Awake & Alive,” a remix of which is featured on the TRANSFORM

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