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Multi-platinum rockers Skillet perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 2

Multi-platinum rockers Skillet perform live at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 2
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From a press release:

It was announced today that multi-platinum Christian rock band Skillet will perform live at the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Friday, Oct. 2 with Tennessee singer/songwriter Colton Dixon, who was seen on the 11th season of “American Idol.”

Presented locally by Stage West in Scranton and SLP Concerts, Skillet is telling their fans to load up their cars and come rock out in Texas and Pennsylvania at their first-ever drive-in concerts, a rare opportunity for fans to see them in person in 2020.

“It’s been tough to not rock out with our fans over the past five months, so we are psyched,” vocalist John Cooper said. “Come rock with us, panheads!”

Gates at the Circle Drive-In (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) open at 5 p.m., and the all-ages show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. on

No campers, RVs, party buses, or motorcycles are admitted. Sealed water bottles are allowed. Food and beverages (alcohol included) will be available for purchase. Sitting outside your vehicle is permitted, but all attendees must arrive together and remain near their car. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

The Circle Drive-In is following Department of Health recommendations and “adhering to safety protocols, mandatory face covering requirements, social distancing, and strict disinfecting and cleaning procedures.” Restrooms will be open with attendants on-site.

Anyone attending a drive-in movie or event must wear a face covering and practice social distancing. The concession stand will have limited selections and has put extra safety procedures in place.

Skillet – John Cooper (lead vocals/bass), Korey Cooper (guitar/keys), Jen Ledger (drums/vocals), and Seth Morrison (lead guitar) – recently announced the upcoming Sept. 11 release of their Deluxe Edition project, “Victorious: The Aftermath,” simultaneously unveiling a pre-sale package that includes the album and their second graphic novel, “Eden II: The Aftermath.”

“Victorious: The Aftermath” will feature all 12 original tracks from 2019’s “Victorious,” plus eight additional tracks, including two brand new unreleased songs and five reimagined songs.

“Eden II: The Aftermath” once again pairs Random Shock Studios with Skillet frontman John Cooper and his “Eden” artist Chris Hunt. Two editions will again be available – both the standard and a limited deluxe edition. Skillet’s return to the post-apocalyptic world of Eden, as established in their 2019 graphic novel debut of the same name, is an exciting one for the band as well as their publisher, Z2 Comics, as the original book became their bestselling graphic novel of all time. According to Cooper, “Aftermath” promises “more action, more surprises, more suspense.”

On “Victorious,” the two-time Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum-selling Wisconsin quartet write the soundtrack to triumph. An undying spirit humbly asserted and affirmed these Pandora Billionaires Club recipients as one of this generation’s most successful rock acts and one of the bestselling rock bands of the 21st century. However, as all classic underdog stories do, it happened quietly under the radar. By 2019, they not only garnered a pair of Grammy Award nods and sold over 12 million albums worldwide, but they also took home a Billboard Music Award for the double-platinum album “Awake.”

Its breakout single, “Monster,” remains “one of the most-streamed rock songs of all time” with over three billion global audio streams. 2016’s “Unleashed” bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. Going No. 1 on Rock Radio, the lead single “Feel Invincible” cracked 150 million global audio streams and went platinum. Meanwhile, the gold-certified “Unleashed” became their fourth consecutive album to receive either a gold, platinum, or double-platinum status. To date, nine original tunes earned RIAA recognition in tandem with high-profile syncs by everyone from WWE and Marvel to ESPN and NFL.

Between selling out arenas on four continents, the group performed on “Conan” and graced the pages of USA Today and the New York Times, to name a few. In 2018 alone, the band clocked one billion streams. This momentum continues on their 10th full-length, “Victorious.” With the bulk produced by Korey and John, it lives up to its name for Skillet as their most triumphant body of work yet.