Skillet Announce 2016 U.S. Tour Dates
Veteran rockers Skillet have entered the 20th year since the release of their self-titled debut. With their ninth studio effort, Unleashed, slated for a summer release, the quartet have their sights set even further out, looking at a headlining U.S. run starting towards the end of September.
With a heavy lean on the Midwest, Skillet will kick off their tour on Sept. 22 in Clive, Iowa, working the center of the country before heading out to the East Coast and then back again, concluding in Tulsa, Okla. just over one month later on Oct. 23. Direct support on the first half of the tour will come from Thousand Foot Krutch, who will drop off after Oct. 1, allowing Sick Puppies to assume the slot. Opening each night for the entirety of the trek will be Devour the Day, save for one show on Oct. 6. More dates are expected to be announced in the near future.
Panheads (members of the Official Skillet Fan Club) will have access to an exclusive pre-sale tomorrow, June 22. VIP options will also be available and those who have not joined the fan club yet can sign up here.
Unleashed is set for release on Aug. 5 and digital pre-orders can be placed at iTunes and fans seeking a physical copy can pre-order at Amazon. Each pre-order will come with the ability to download the new songs "Feel Invincible" and "Stars."
Skillet recently secured their second platinum album as the RIAA gave 2006's Comatose the certification, joining 2009's Awake.
Skillet 2016 U.S. Tour Dates
9/22 — Clive, Iowa @ 7 Flags Event Center *
9/23 — Turtle Lake, Wis. @ St. Croix Casino *
9/24 — Omaha, Neb. @ Sokol Auditorium *
9/25 — Wichita, Kan. @ Cotillion *
9/29 — Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall *
9/30 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theatre *
10/01 — Peoria, Ill. @ Limelight *
10/06 — Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Piere’s ^
10/07 — Detroit, Mich. @ St. Andrews #
10/08 — Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora #
10/09 — Knoxville, Tenn. @ The International #
10/12 — Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom #
10/13 — Washington, D.C. @ The Fillmore Silver Spring #
10/14 — Stroudsburg, Pa. @ Sherman Theater #
10/15 — Norfolk, Va. @ The Norva #
10/16 — Richmond, Va. @ The National #
10/20 — Mobile, Ala. @ Saenger Theatre #
10/23 — Tulsa, Okla. @ Cain’s Ballroom #
* Skillet, Thousand Foot Krutch, Devour The Day
^ Skillet, Sick Puppies
# Skillet, Sick Puppies, Devour The Day
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