Skillet Tour Dates

skillettour.pngGrammy-nominated rockers Skillet will embark on a headline tour of the United States this September. The tour will kick off on September 22 in Clive, IA and run through October with more dates to be added and announced in the near future. The tour will feature Thousand Foot Krutch on the first half of the U.S. run and Sick Puppies will finish the second half of the tour. Devour The Day will be playing the entire tour. The headline tour will make stops in cities such as Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; and Sayreville, NJ to name a few. More tour dates will be announced in the near future. An exclusive presale for The Panheads (The Official Skillet Fan Club) will go live on Wednesday, June 22nd.  Tickets and VIP Packages will be available and fans can sign up for the fan club at: www.skillet.com/become-a-member.

Skillet will be touring in support of their new album Unleashed, scheduled for release on ugust 5th. The 12-track album, a year in the making, is currently available for pre-order via all digital retailers including iTunes at: smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed and Amazon.com at:smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed. Pre-orders will include an instant download of the debut single “Feel Invincible” and the follow-up track “Stars.” A lyric video for “Feel Invincible” can be seen at youtu.be/tmk_cTMqF58 and the official music video will premiere next week. Skillet can also be found on Google Play at: smarturl.it/SkilletUnleashed_GP and streaming on Spotify:smarturl.it/StreamSkillet.

Skillet’s 2006 release Comatose has just been certified platinum by the RIAA. This marks the band’s second platinum album alongside their 2009 release Awake. The album was nominated for a GRAMMY® in 2007 and saw the release of numerous singles including the likes of “Rebirthing,” “Whispers In The Dark,” “The Last Night” and “Comatose.”

Skillet has cemented its place as one of the 21st century’s most successful rock bands. Selling more than 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” is “the eighth 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 bowed 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.

The Unleashed Tour Dates
*MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED*
September 22 – Clive, IA – 7 Flags Event Center
September 23 – Turtle Lake, WI – St. Croix Casino
September 24 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
September 25 – Wichita, KS – Cotillion
September 29 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
September 30 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
October 1 – Peoria, IL –  Limelight
October 6 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
October 7 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
October 8 – Cleveland, OH – Agora
October 9 – Knoxville, TN – The International
October 12 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
October 13 – Washington, DC – The Fillmore Silver Spring
October 14 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
October 15 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
October 16 – Richmond, VA – The National
October 20 – Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
October 23 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

Together 2016 in DC

Together 2016 will be free to the public and is presented in partnership with more than 250 organizations that believe in the power of standing together for Jesus. It will feature an all-star line-up of more than 30 speakers, pastors, artists, and leaders from various backgrounds for a day of unified prayer and worship. Confirmed speakers and artists include: Hillsong United, Kari Jobe, Francis Chan, Lecrae, Nick Hall, Passion, Crowder, Kirk Franklin, Ravi Zacharias, Jeremy Camp, Andy Mineo, Michael W. Smith, Lauren Daigle, Christine Caine, Mark Batterson, Matthew West, Jo Saxton, Mike Kelsey, Casting Crowns, John K. Jenkins, Sr., Josh McDowell, Laurel Bunker, Luis Palau, Tedashii, Tasha Cobbs, Lacey Sturm, York Moore, Trip Lee, Sammy Rodriguez, Ronnie Floyd, Reid Saunders, Bob Lenz, Jose Zayas, Jennie Allen, Nabeel Qureshi, and Josh Brewer.

What we need now is if you are at all interested in joining us on July 16, go to www.reset2016.com and click say “I’m going” so we know you’re in! The more people that tell us they’re going, the larger our permit for The Mall will become. That’s it!

Courtney Cotter King

Courtney Cotter King is releasing a single and music video on Friday, July 1st, 2016, entitled “Stowaway.” It will be available on YouTube, iTunes, and on www.courtneycotterking.com.

Have you ever had a past love return to your thoughts? Anyone who has experienced a parting of ways with someone they once loved understands that walking away doesn’t necessarily mean their past love has disappeared from thought. This strongly symbolic song tells the tale of a “stowaway” who has hidden as a passenger in this woman’s mind, and as much as she’s trying to sail away to be free of him, he won’t leave. Make sure to watch the artistic video, shot on a desert oasis lake, to find out what happens!

Courtney Cotter King was born with a piano as an appendage and is inevitably attached to the keys. A raw talent, with smooth vocals and lyrics beyond her years, Courtney commands a room with merit for listening. Courtney’s artistry at the piano drives her songs with a compliment of strings and agile vocals that shoot straight to the soul in a masterful blend of indie and jazz influences.

Her other works include Fervor Records release “Rooftops” in November 2013, independently released “Home I Roam” in 2011 and her single dedicated to parents of children with special needs, “For the Better,” on May 5th, 2015.

Jill Parr returns with I Still Want More

After a 10 year hiatus, Christian recording artist Jill Parr has reemerged with her new album, “I Still Want More.” The album was quietly released on June 3rd and immediately debuted at #1 on iTunes (Christian & Gospel Top Albums Chart).

“I Still Want More” is Parr’s fourth full-length album, her first to be released via dailyaudiobible.com—the ministry founded by she and her husband, and her first release since 2006. “My story is a dime a dozen here,” says Parr. “3 different albums, 3 different labels and each label either went bankrupt, or fell apart shortly after I released my work.”

But this time, she’s in full control. “I wanted to make this record exactly as I wanted it to be and have it say exactly what I wanted to say with just me and the guy I married who gets it. I’ve heard it all. I’m too old, I’m not thin enough, shouldn’t talk about being a mom and blah, blah, yada, yada. I just don’t care anymore and I love my kids too much to leave them out of this. My husband and I make honest music together because that’s who we are. I write how I feel and what I’ve learned and what I hope to learn. I write about love and faith and losing faith and of never giving up. I’ve been lost along the way but I’ve found in losing myself I have been found.”

Produced by Parr’s husband, veteran record producer/label executive and Daily Audio Bible founder Brian Hardin, the album’s 13 tracks have the honest authenticity that her fans expect. Parr and Hardin wrote or co-wrote on 8 of the album’s 13 tracks, which also includes a cover of the Russ Taff/The Call hit, “I Still Believe.”

During her recording break, Parr has continued to speak to women at conferences, through social media and at Daily Audio Bible events around the world. She’s also currently writing her first book.

“‘I Still Want More’ is for those of you who have big dreams, just like me,” says Parr. “For those of who you live without a safety net. For those of us who don’t have a Plan B. For those who still want more and hope that it’s out there and are crazy enough to believe it. There’s more in me. There’s more in you.”

“I Still Want More” is available wherever music is sold, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, jillparr.com, dailyaudiobible.com and more.

With over 1.5 million listens monthly and nearly one-hundred million downloads, Daily Audio Bible (www.dailyaudiobible.com) is one of the most-listened-to podcasts in the world. Created in 2006, Daily Audio Bible is one of the world wide web’s biggest success stories.

C3 Blazing Light

C3 Music, the worship team based in the creative community of C3 Church in Sydney, Australia, is set to release a new single today. “Blazing Light,” from the CD titled “Abide,” goes for adds to AC/CHR Christian-formatted radio stations.

Ryan Gilpin and Jordi White wrote the song, which was produced by White and Nik Karlin on the C3 Music Publishing label.

C3 Music is a team of more than 200 musicians and singers who are responsible for leading worship in 20 services a week all across Sydney. Since its formation in the early 1980s, C3 Church has been at the forefront of Christian music in Australia. To-date, C3 Music has produced more than 40 albums of contemporary worship music.

Members of C3 Music have traveled throughout Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Southeast Asia and New Zealand. In addition to performing, leading worship, writing and producing music and ministering throughout the world, the musicians teach worship at C3 College.

For more information about C3 Music, visit C3Music.com and like on Facebook,Twitter and follow on Instagram. Listen to songs by C3 Music on YouTube.