SKILLET lets their music speak the loudest. That’s how the quartet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling over 11 million units worldwide, the Wisconsin quartet have received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” was “the 8th most streamed rock song of 2015” with a total of 57 million plays (and counting) on Spotify and would earn the distinction of becoming “the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music.” 2013’s Rise landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver Loudwire, and more. This is the first ever time SKILLET has headlined a show in New Zealand!
Epic, expansive and anthemic, SKILLET create the type of rock that simply explodes in a live setting. Rather than merely a show, SKILLET put on an experience for their fans through authentic and energetic performances of their studio work, as well as existential banter with fans touching on everything from the bands faith, to their support of serving men and woman to frontman John Cooper’s passion for video games.
“the crowd fed off their interactivity with them as well as Skillet’s lively onstage personalities” (Sight of Sound)
“Their crowd interactions really draw the whole room in. Their songs and lyrics truly lift up the spirits of the audience and has people leaving the night feeling elevated and cleansed” (Onstage Review)
With 9 studio albums under their belt, starting from their 1996 self-titled debut to 2016’s ‘Unleashed’ fans can expect an evening of classics and current fan favourites. Hits such as Monster, Hero, Awake and Alive, Comatose, Whispers in the Dark, Not Gonna Die and Rise will get a run along with tracks from their latest album ‘Unleashed’ – such as Feel Invincible, The Resistance and Back from the Dead
“It’s been an amazing journey. The fans, the Panheads, mean everything to us. They’re the reason we’re here. They make our shows what they are” (John Cooper, Vocals & Bass)
Now it’s time to witness SKILLET live - this is when they are at their most potent, pure, and powerful.
SKILLET November 2018 NZ Tour Date
Wednesday 21st – Auckland - Powerstation
On Sale - Friday August 31st, 9am Local Time