Nashville, TN … August 19, 2021- Multi-platinum and GRAMMY-nominated rock band SKILLET has announced their long-awaited, first single in over a year, “Surviving The Game” (Atlantic). The track will be sent to Active Rock radio and available on all DSPs as well as the Skillet.com webstore on September 15th. Fans can PRE-SAVE the single now at https://www.skillet.com/stg.
Produced by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Papa Roach, Disturbed) and written by John Cooper, Korey Cooper, Churko and Kane Churko, the track is one John Cooper describes as a rally cry for the future and getting through the tough times the world is and has been experiencing.
“Our new song “Surviving The Game” makes me feel like a bull about to come out of the gate,” he says. “Within the first 30 seconds of the song you’re taken on a journey that begins with uncertainty and trepidation and leads to an explosion of energy and life. That sums up how I see the future. This has been a tough season, and we are not yet through the storm. We need hope, we need grit, and we will survive. I hope that when people hear “Surviving The Game” it will be the song they’ve been waiting for.”
“Surviving The Game” is the first single from a to-be-announced full-length studio project coming this fall, which will follow Skillet’s amazing track record of two RIAA certified multi-platinum albums, two Gold Albums, five RIAA certified multi-platinum singles, and four gold singles.
This fall Skillet will headline 24 shows with Adelitas Way as main support as well as Eva Under Fire. The trek, dubbed “The Aftermath Tour,” kicks off September 12 in Chicago and runs through October 22 in St. Louis. A limited quantity of VIP packages are available as well, which include a ticket, pre-show Q&A and trivia contest hosted by Skillet, and exclusive merchandise. All dates are below and tickets are available via https://www.skillet.com/tour.
SKILLET – “The Aftermath Tour”
9/12 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
9/14 — Cleveland, OH — TempleLive
9/15 — Albany, NY — Empire Live
9/18 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland
9/19 — Silver Spring, MD — Fillmore
9/21 — Norfolk, VA — Norva
9/22 — Raleigh, NC — The Ritz
9/25 — Atlanta, GA — Tabernacle
9/28 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
9/29 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
10/1 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec
10/2 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
10/5 — Colorado Springs, CO — Pikes Peak
10/6 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
10/9 — Boise, ID — Revolution
10/11 — Portland, OR — Roseland
10/12 — Kennewick, WA — Toyota Center
10/14 — Las Vegas, NV — House of Blues
10/15 — Tempe, AZ — Marquee
10/16 — Anaheim, CA — The Grove
10/17 — Tucson, AZ — Rialto
10/19 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey
10/21 — Kansas City, MO — Midland
10/22 — St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
SKILLET is one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated, Pandora Billionaires Club members, multiplatinum rockers have an undying spirit that has humbly asserted and affirmed them as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of GRAMMY® Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum Awake. Its breakout single “Monster” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all-time” with over 3 BILLION global audio streams. 2016’s Unleashed bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Hitting #1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 643 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified Unleashed became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum status. Their 2019 release Victorious included the top ten rock radio hit “Legendary,” which lived up to its name with over 108 million streams. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL. Between selling out arenas in 26 countries and four continents, the group performed on CONAN and graced the pages of USA Today and The New York Times, Skillet debuted their first graphic novel, EDEN: A Skillet Graphic Novel with Z2 Comics, which became the publisher’s best-selling book of all time, followed by EDEN II: The Aftermath.