Ardent Records’ top rock band Skillet recently finished taping its first video using computer-generated technology. The video, Alien Youth, is also the title song from the band’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new recording, which releases August 28. The song is further a Rock radio Top 5 hit single this week and has been given Highest Debut and Most Added honors by The CCM Update.
Having finished their performance for the video, editors will now incorporate computer technology to generate a futuristic city in which Skillet members interact. The video, which is slated to release to broadcast outlets nationally in August, is another tool for Skillet to reach the youth generation. The band is also developing a special Bible study program based on the five key attributes of living as an “Alien Youth.”
In addition to performing for the video, Skillet’s live performance is called attention to in the cover story of the current edition of Newsweek magazine. The magazine emphasizes Skillet’s aggressive and passionate live performance, saying that kids are “moshing to Skillet’s acerbic din.” The attention came from Skillet’s performances on the recent and widely publicized Festival Con Dios tour, which also featured top-sellers Supertones, Audio Adrenaline, and Newsboys. The band was enthusiastically received by fans night after night on the tour, which has further been covered by such major media outlets as USA Today, CNN, Billboard, and Entertainment Weekly.
Following its tour with Festival Con Dios, Skillet will embark this fall on its first major headline tour with special guests Pillar and Justifide. The band will visit 50 top markets with its largest production to date, playing in bigger venues to highlight its full production and dynamic live performance. Furthermore, Skillet will be featured at an impressive number of top festivals and several crusade events with Luis Palau and Harvest Crusades during the summer, which will put them in front of an additional 200,000 or more people.
Over the course of its career, Skillet has developed a consistently large and loyal fan base, becoming both a critic’s favorite as well as a youth group standard with its ministry oriented and aggressive, creative, and cutting-edge style. The band has an impressive five No. 1 rock radio singles to its credit, sales exceeding 200,000 copies, and performs more than 200 live concerts each year. In addition to its current Inspirational Life Awards nomination for Inspirational Rock/Alternative Album of the Year for Invincible, Skillet has received multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Award nominations spanning back over five years.
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