Skillet have premiered a new video for their song “Legendary.” This track is from the band’s new album “Victorious,” which will be released on August 2.
John Cooper told People the following:
“The message behind the song that is so important for our world is simply to live your life the way you think you should. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and don’t be afraid to go against the crowd.
You only have one life to live, so make it count for the things you believe and the people you love. That’s how you live a legendary life.”
“The video needed to be modern and even a little surreal. We are talking about our lives being the best versions of ourselves that we can be. But life is short, so don’t waste your time.
This has a certain metaphysical element to it — that we are living in the ‘right here right now,’ but then our lives will be over and all that’s left is what we stood for. That’s why I wanted the video to have a transcendental quality and tons of lighting effects to give being a supernatural quality to the song. And tons and tons of energy!”
He also added:
“‘Legendary’ felt like the right first single because it’s so high energy. It feels like a song that should be played in a stadium while your favorite team is winning. It’s energetic, positive, and inspiring. It’s what the world needs to hear right now.”
Skillet and Alter Bridge have announced a co-headlining tour. Dirty Honey will open.
09/22 Baltimore, MD – MECU Pavilion
09/24 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09/25 Philadelphia, PA – The Met
09/27 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
09/28 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live (no Dirty Honey) (with Brkn Love)
09/30 Toronto, ON – REBEL (no Dirty Honey)
10/03 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/05 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/06 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
10/08 Minneapolis, MN – Myth Live
10/10 Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
10/11 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
10/13 Manchester, TN – Exit 111 Festival
10/14 St. Louis, MO — The Pageant
10/16 Mobile, AL – Saenger Theatre
10/17 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company
10/19 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/20 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
10/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
10/24 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
10/25 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
As previously reported, Skillet’s new album “Victorious” will be released on August 2, while Alter Bridge’s new album “Walk The Sky” will be released on October 18.
Skillet are streaming two new songs titled “Anchor” and “Save Me.” These tracks are from the band’s new album “Victorious,” which will be released on August 2.
Skillet have announced a fall European tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Victorious” (out August 2).
11/06 Aarhus, DEN – Voxhall
11/07 Copenhagen, DEN – Amager Bio
11/08 Hamburg, GER – Docks
11/10 Berlin, GER – Huxleys Neue Welt
11/12 Wroclaw, POL – A2 – Wroclaw
11/13 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
11/16 Minsk, BEL – Prime Hall
11/18 Kyiv, UKR – Stereoplaza
11/19 Lviv, UKR – Malevich Club
11/20 Kraków, POL – Klub STUDIO
11/22 Budapest, HUN – Akvárium Klub
11/23 Budapest, HUN – Akvárium Klub
11/25 Bratislava, SLO – Refinery Gallery
11/26 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/27 Brno-Královo Pole, CZE – Hala Vodova
11/28 Praha, CZE – Mala Sportovni Hala
11/30 Linz, AUT – Posthof
12/02 Munchen, GER – Tonhalle
12/03 Milano, ITA – Magazzini Generali
12/04 Zürich, SWI – Komplex 457
12/05 Esch-sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
12/08 Köln, GER – Carlswerk Victoria
12/10 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
12/11 Paris, FRA – Bataclan
12/12 Tilburg, NET – 013
12/14 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
12/15 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
Skillet have officially revealed the cover art and track listing for their new album “Victorious.” That effort will be released on August 2 via Atlantic Records. If you missed it, the first single “Legendary” can be found HERE.
“Victorious” Track Listing:
02. “You Ain’t Ready”
04. “This Is The Kingdom”
05. “Save Me”
06. “Rise Up”
07. “Terrify The Dark”
08. “Never Going Back”
11. “Finish Line”
12. “Back To Life”
John Cooper commented:
“‘Victorious’ perfectly describes how the record makes me feel. You wake up, face your own demons every day, and never give in. There’s an introspective side to it. We might’ve commented on the world explicitly on previous albums. This one is about looking inward. Perhaps it’s because I’ve gotten a little older, and I’ve accepted struggle as part of the journey. When I listen to these songs, I want to fight for my life, I want to fight for who I am, and I want to fight for what I believe in.”
“‘Unleashed’ recharged us, and we returned to what we love about writing. It was tight and electronic hard rock. We wanted to keep the sound modern and pull in influences from hip-hop drums and keyboards, while staying riffy. ‘Victorious’ started there. Our confidence was sparked by the last record and all of the other projects. We were feeling prolific. We thought, ‘We can produce our own Skillet album.’ It lit a fire. Korey and I have produced in the past, but nothing quite like this. It’s a brand new season.”
Skillet have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Legendary.” This track is from the band’s new album “Victorious,” which will be released on August 2.
John Cooper told Billboard the following about the song:
“‘Legendary’ is kind of fun because it sounds like Skillet, but it’s actually a little different for Skillet as well. That opening guitar riff isn’t like anything we’ve ever done on guitar. It’s a little bit bluesy, a little bit rock. I thought it was cool.
The general message of ‘Legendary’ is to make your life count. You’re going to have a lot of hard things in your life. Sometimes it will get you down, but you need to make your life count. You are only here for so long on earth, so every day fight to be legendary.”
He also commented on the album:
“It’s the first time that me and Korey produced most of the record ourselves. When I was looking at what we did well on ‘Unleashed’, I thought it was a real energizing and fun record to listen to. That’s what a great Skillet record is — songs that make people want to put their fists up in the air at a concert or get them through a run or drive or whatever they are doing. So we set out to make a record that had a lot of emotion to it.
We got to really dig in and try anything we wanted to try, and that comes through in some of the intricacies of the production. It’s quite a musical record. I think it’s a little bit more musical than we’ve done in a long time.”
Skillet and Sevendust have announced a co-headlining tour. Pop Evil and Devour The Day will open.
08/11 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
08/13 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union Live!
08/14 Lancaster, PA – Freedom Hall
08/16 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
08/17 Indianapolis, IN – The Lawn
08/18 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront
08/20 Clear Lake, IA – Surf Ballroom
08/21 Springfield, MO – Complex
08/24 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
08/25 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (no Pop Evil)
08/27 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (no Pop Evil)
08/28 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
08/30 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
08/31 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
09/01 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
09/02 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
09/04 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
09/06 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Ballroom
09/07 Tulsa, OK – Brady Theater (no Sevendust)