Platinum and Award winning rockers Skillet continue to dominate in one of the ways they are most known for, which is captivating crowds with their live show. Recently wrapping a 19 city co-headlining run with Third Day, that sold out over 70% of its shows, it also saw record numbers for tour sponsor Food for the Hungry, with over 3,000 children and their families being sponsored.
“I was blown away when I heard from Food for the Hungry that over 3,000 kids were sponsored, as I live in a town of only 6,000,” remarked tour promoter Dan Fife of Awakening Events. “The amazing thing is that it’s not just about the number of kids sponsored but also the 10’s of thousands of people in the communities that these sponsored children live in that will also be impacted. There isn’t a better way to do this than with music, and in our case, Skillet, Third Day, Mandisa, Brandon Heath, Peter Furler and We As Human together saw something happen that was awesome.”
The band with over 5 million likes on facebook was also recently nominated for two Billboard Music Awards. This year their latest and best selling project RISE is up for Top Christian Album, with the band also being nominated for Top Christian Artist, the award they took home in 2011. The Billboard Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18, on ABC from 8–11 p.m. EST.
On May 1st, Skillet will join TobyMac and Lecrae to thrill crowds on an exclusive early summer shed tour. With each act known for their energetic and diverse live performances, fans in each of the select seven cities are sure to get the show of a lifetime.