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Christian Rocking

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monstrous hooks, and undeniably catchy choruses... hints of old school progressive rock mixed in with modern alternative flourishes... touches of classical influence as swelling strings intersect with sonic adrenaline rushes. It's indeed a fusion unlike any other, marking the latest chapter in the continuous evolution of Skillet, whose moniker couldn't be more fitting for their explosive new Lava/Atlantic Records release, Comatose.

Two-time Grammy nominated band Skillet will launch the second leg of their "Comatose" tour this spring. Joining them on the tour will be fellow rockers Disciple and Decyfer Down. Skillet and the "Comatose Tour" makes a stop in NW Iowa at the Clay County Regional Events Center in Spencer on Sunday, May 3, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $19.50 advanced, $23.50 day-of-show, and $16.50 for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are on sale starting this week. Buy online at www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (800) 745-3000, or at all Ticketmaster outlets.

"We're pumped up and ready for this tour to get started," remarked Skillet front man John Cooper. "I personally have wanted a tour with Disciple for several years now and I think it's going to be an awesome tour package. We have been working incredibly hard on this new record, so we are also looking forward to playing some new material for everyone!"

2008 GMA Artist of the Year nominee Skillet's explosive 2006 Grammy nominated release, "Comatose" followed 2004's "Collide," which launched the group into the public eye and garnered the band their first prestigious Grammy nomination. A critical fave, "Comatose" has become their best-selling project to date. In follow up to packed out headline club shows, a tour with FlyLeaf, and summer festivals, Skillet spent the fall of 2007 opening for mainstream rockers Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace.

In the process of becoming one of the hardest working, most rocking, and broadly appealing acts of its generation, radio welcomed "Comatose" with open arms, as the first single, "Rebirthing" spent seven-weeks at No.1 on Christian Rock, while their five follow up singles all rose to No. 1 as well. Their single for the title track received a 2008 GMA Dove Award for "Rock Song of the Year," as well.