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Skillet

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

$17.05
Skillet coming to the Chicago Theatre on Thursday, October 10, 2019

Skillet “Victorious Sky Tour”, w/:

  • Alter Bridge
  • Dirty Honey

@The Chicago Theatre
Thursday, October 10
Show = 7:00 pm
Tickets’ Starting Price = $17.05

Skillet

Skillet with its current (2019) lineupAlternative CCM rockers Skillet formed in Memphis, Tennessee, around the nucleus of lead singer and bassist John Cooper, guitarist Ken Steorts, and drummer Trey McClurkin. Debuting in 1996 with a self-titled LP, the trio returned two years later with Hey You, I Love Your Soul. Invincible followed in early 2000, and the group contributed three tracks to the Ardent Worship: Skillet Live compilation that same year. With a new lineup of Cooper on bass and lead vocals, his wife Korey Cooper on guitar and keyboards, Ben Kasica on guitar, and Lori Peters on drums, Skillet released Alien Youth on Ardent Records in 2001, followed by Collide, also on Ardent, in 2003. The latter album was then picked up by Lava/Atlantic and reissued the following year with a bonus track. Collide went on to be the band’s best-selling album to date (even earning a Grammy nomination), and Skillet supported the record on tours with bands like Saliva and Shinedown. Skillet’s next effort for the label, Comatose, appeared in fall 2006, followed by Awake in 2009 and Risein 2013. A compilation album, Vital Signs, was released in 2014 to introduce the band to European audiences. Skillet’s ninth album, Unleashed, followed in 2016 and was bolstered by a deluxe version, Unleashed Beyond, which arrived in late 2017 and featured five new songs, including “Breaking Free” with Lacey Sturm. (Source)

Alter Bridge

Alter Bridge band standing in a white room with a window to the right sideAlter Bridge resurrected the music-making portion of Creed. After that band’s 2004 dissolution, guitarist Mark Tremontiand drummer Scott Phillips tapped ousted bassist Brian Marshall for the new project. Ex-Mayfield Four frontman Myles Kennedy was soon on board as well, and Alter Bridgemade their Wind-Up debut in August 2004 with One Day Remains. Written largely by Tremonti, the record tried to lean more toward a hard rock/metal sound than the post-grunge grandstanding of his previous group. After touring the world to support the album, the band decided to leave Wind-Up and sign with the Universal imprint Republic. In late 2007 the label released Blackbird, an album that featured more songwriting contributions from Kennedy. In 2009, the band took a break as Creed re-formed and went on tour, and Kennedy joined Slash’s touring band, as well as working on a solo album. However, Alter Bridge were soon back together and their third album, AB III, was released in 2010, followed in 2012 by the concert recording Live at Wembley: European Tour 2011. After touring concluded, the band went back into the studio to record its fourth album, the critically acclaimed Fortress, a more thrash-influenced album that arrived in October of 2013. In 2016, the band released its much anticipated fifth studio long-player, The Last Hero, which included the single “Show Me a Leader.” Embarking on a mammoth worldwide tour the following year to support the release, the group also recorded a handful of its shows and released them in the process. Live at the O2 Arena appeared in September 2017 alongside a selection of rarities, before the band recorded a two-night stint at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The resulting live album was issued exactly a year after the previous album, and this time featured the 52-piece Parallax Orchestra for backing. (Source)

Dirty Honey

Dirty Honey band - 4 guys, one with a hat onA hard rock combo in the grand, riffy tradition of stadium titans like Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin, Dirty Honey rose out of Los Angeles’ club scene in 2019 with their self-titled debut EP.

Singer Marc Labelle, guitarist John Notto, bassist Justin Smolian, and drummer Corey Coverstone cut their teeth developing a classic hard rock sound deeply indebted to the aforementioned rock giants as well as second wave purveyors like the Black Crowes. Their 2018 debut single “Fire Away” earned some national exposure and was followed in 2019 by their eponymous EP, which was produced by rock veteran Nick Didia (Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine). Tours supporting like-minded acts Red Sun Rising and Goodbye June, as well a string of festival appearances, followed. (Source)