Skillet's 'Awake' Album Certified Gold

Aug 27 2010

Skillet's latest album 'Awake' has been certified gold by the RIAA for sales in excess of 500,000 since it's release last August. Produced by Howard Benson (Three Days Grace, Daughtry, Flyleaf), 'Awake' reached the number 1 spot on the iTunes Top Albums chart within 24 hours of its release. The album also made a blockbuster debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200, entering the chart at number 2.

Skillet is currently on the road as part of Creed's '20-10 Tour', with dates continuing through until early September. In addition, the Grammy-nominated rock outfit will be among the top artists appearing at a number of upcoming summer festivals, including a headline slot on the Rock The River Festival Tour of Western Canada. Beginning 1st October, Skillet will join Papa Roach for the co-headline Monsters Of Annihilation Tour also featuring Trapt and My Darkest Days. The highly anticipated 16-city Awake Tonight Tour with TobyMac and presented by Winter Wonder Slam, will launch on 11th November in Springfield, Illinois and carry on through until 12th December.

One of America's hardest working live acts, Skillet spent the first part of 2010 touring alongside Atlantic labelmates Shinedown, as well as co-headlining the hugely successful debut of the Awake Tonight Tour with TobyMac. Skillet's headline tours ranked with Pollstar's Concert Pulse Top 50 Tours and recently landed the band on the cover of the magazine. In addition, the band has shared stages with such acts as Flyleaf, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Seether, and Puddle of Mudd.

In addition to cumulative album sales now approaching 2 million, Skillet has racked up a wide range of honors throughout their extraordinary career, including multiple Grammy nominations and two BMI Music Award wins for 'The Last Night' and 'The Older I Get', both featured on the gold certified 'Comatose' album.

Skillet Tour Dates 2010:
25 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
27 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre
28 Edmonton, AB Rock The River West
29 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre @ Lakewood
31 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre

1 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre
3 Dallas, TX Amphitheatre
4 Frenchtown, NJ Revelation Generation Festival
5 Kansas City, MO Rock The Light Festival
10 Orlando, FL Universal Studios
18 Shippensburg, PA Shippensburg Fair Grounds
25 Rosemont, IL Harvest Crusades @ Allstate Arena

1 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
3 Mobile, AL Bayfest
5 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
6 Wallingford, CT The Dome
8 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
9 Atlantic City, NJ House of Blues Atlantic City
10 Worcester, MA Palladium
12 Rochester, NY The Main Street Armory
13 Toledo, OH John F. Savage Hall
17 Kansas City, MO The Midland
19 St. Louis, MO Pageant
20 Oklahoma City, OK Diamond Ballroom

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