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Skillet’s RISE Debuts at No. 1! Hear Them Live!

By July 5, 2013No Comments

Two-time GRAMMY®-nominated rock band Skillet have debuted No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Album Chart and No. 4 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart along with landing No. 1 on the iTunes® Rock Album Chart with their critically acclaimed new album RISE (Atlantic/Word).See Skillet live in concert at a Premier Festivals event:Rock the Flags – San Antonio on Sept. 21 at Six Flags Fiesta Texas! Click HERE for more details or to get your tickets now!Winterfest on Monday, Dec. 30th at Liberty University in Lynchurg, VA. This two-day New Year’s celebration includes lots of wintertime fun festivities like skiing and snowboarding, along with concerts by top name artists. Click HERE for more details and to buy your tickets early!The RISE album’s explosive start was fueled by the success of a four-song rollout at iTunes® which saw the first two tracks, “Sick Of It” and “American Noise,” both hit No. 1 on the iTunes® Rock Songs Chart (at one point, No. 1 and 2 on the chart), while the third and fourth-released songs, “Rise” and “Not Gonna Die,” each shot to No. 2. The band has also been building momentum with radio promotion, a social media blitz and explosive summer festival performances. The past two weeks Skillet hosted their first ever VIP fan events titled “Road to Rise” in Nashville and Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times heralded the event stating that it “redefines the VIP experience.” In the digital world, the platinum-selling band did an exclusive album stream and podcast premiere with Billboard, video premieres with Revolver and Guitar World and a song premiere with USA Today, to name a few. The high media profiles lead up to the band’s late night debut on CONAN on July 11.“Skillet has become increasingly deft at straddling the tricky line between faith-based idealism and secular universality,” wrote Billboard. “RISE takes the balance a step further, mixing new sonic flavors into the group’s hard-rock bombast.” USA Today gave the album 3 out of 4 stars, People praised the band for “taking their hard rock to higher ground,” and called RISE “THE album of 2013.”

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