Skillet’s Front Man, John Cooper, Featured on Marvel’s Playback

Spearheading the effort to merge the two worlds of comics and music, Marvel Entertainment’s Marvel Playback opens up conversation with some of music’s biggest names. GRAMMY® nominated Skillet’s John Cooper joined Marvel’s Playback to speak about his love for comics, and the lessons he’s learned from their stories and heroes. That video can be seen here:

“What makes a hero is someone who does something selfless…Someone who stands up for someone who is weak,” says Cooper. “Working in rock and roll is good, but being a hero is better.”

Earning three Billboard Music Award Nominations, their most recent album, Unleashed, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The group’s latest single “Back From the Dead,” continues to climb the charts, hitting No. 9 on the Active Rock Chart, and No. 10 on Billboard’s Christian Rock Chart. The new single comes on the heels of the debut track “Feel Invincible” that went to #1 at Active Rock radio.

“Back From The Dead” is also set to be used in SyFy’s new series, Blood Drive. The episode featuring the Skillet track will be the premiere of the show on June 14th.

Skillet has announced they will be extending their “Unleashed Tour” with the addition of three more shows. After recently wrapping three legs of their headlining tour with sold-out dates across the U.S. and Europe, the group has decided to extend the tour to Memphis (June 6th), Orlando (June 8th), and Atlanta (June 9th). These dates come alongside already announced festival dates including Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range, Loudwire Live and Rise Above Fest. The band will also be joining Korn and Stone Sour on the Serenity Of Summer Tour in July and August.

 

Tour Dates

May 7th – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 19th – Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
May 20th – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range
May 21st – Louisville, KY – Iroquois Amphitheatre
May 26th – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
May 28th – Dallas, TX – KEGL’s BFD
June 3rd – Denver, CO – Elitch Gardens
June 6th – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
June 8th – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
June 9th – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
June 10th – Charlotte, NC – Rock The Park
June 11th – South Bend, IN – The Bear’s Big Growl 6
June 15th – Burlington, IA – Burlington Steamboat Days
June 16th – Flint, MI – Loudwire Live
June 17th – Vaughan, Canada – Wonder Jam
June 21st – Gaylord, MI – Big Ticket Festival
June 22nd – Kings Island, OH – SpiritSong
June 23rd – Brainerd, MN – Lakes Jam
June 24th – Doswell, VA – KingsFest
July 1st – Shirleysburg, PA – Creation Festival Northeast
July 3rd – Great Lakes, IL – US Naval Station Great Lakes
July 7th – Oshkosh, WI – Lifest 2017
July 15th – Kennewick, WA – Creation Festival Northwest
July 19th – Syracuse, NY – Lakeview Amphitheater *
July 20th – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion *
July 21st – Hampton, NH – Wally’s Pub
July 22nd – Bangor, ME – Rise Above Fest 2017
July 23rd – Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre *
July 25th – Toronto, Canada – Budweiser Stage *
July 26th – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion *
July 27th – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *
July 29th – Bellevue, NE – FishFest
Aug 1st – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center *
Aug 2nd – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center *
Aug 3rd – Midland , TX – Rock The Desert
Aug 5th – Valdosta, GA – Wild Adventures
Aug 11th – South Bend, IN – Pulse Summer Music Series
Aug 19th – Santa Claus, IN – Holiday World
Sept 2nd – Pueblo, CO – Colorado State Fair
Sept 15th – Shippensburg, PA – Uprise Festival
* Summer Of Serenity Tour Date

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