Skillet Heads Winter Jam 2015 Line-Up as Tour Returns to INTRUST Bank Arena March 6
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—GRAMMY®-nominated platinumselling rockers Skillet will return to the famed Winter Jam stage to headline the blockbuster tour’s 20th year, it was
announced tonight. Reigning as the world’s #1 first quarter tour for four consecutive years, NewSong’s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular revealed its 2015 line-up and cities during a special event earlier this evening at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café.
In addition, the event was webcast by Blue Scout Media’s StageHop.com to
thousands attending “Winter Jam House Parties” around the world, where fans had
a front row seat to the announcement and special performances by select Winter
Jam 2015 artists.
Founded and hosted by GRAMMY®-nominated NewSong, the tour will also feature
Jeremy Camp, Francesca Battistelli, Building 429, for King & Country, Family Force
5 and evangelist Tony Nolan, while the LifeWay Christian Stores Pre-Jam Party is
slated to showcase Blanca, About A Mile and VERIDIA.
“As we enter a landmark year for Winter Jam, we’re overwhelmed by God’s favor
on an event that began as one concert in 1995,” said Eddie Carswell, Winter Jam
creator and NewSong founding member. “The tour has grown in unimaginable
ways, but one thing has remained the same—an unwavering commitment to share
the Gospel every night. This year’s line-up continues a tradition of excellent music
and impacting ministry, and we’re especially excited to welcome our friends Skillet
back as headliners.”
"Skillet is pumped to get back out on tour with Winter Jam," remarked lead singer
John Cooper from the band's headline tour across Europe, which is selling out in
multiple cities including London, Hamburg and Cologne, Germany and more. "After
several tours in Europe over the past year, we're looking forward to heading out on
a tour that will keep us in the U.S. all winter and spring; and most importantly will
help bring the message of hope in Jesus to people all over the nation! It's gonna
rock, so get ready!”
Promoted by Premier Productions and presented by Holt International, the tour—
known for its 10 artists for $10 admission—will hit 47 cities from January through
March. Winter Jam is slated to visit some of the country’s top venues, including
Chicago’s Allstate Arena; the Toyota Center in Houston; Nashville’s Bridgestone
Arena; the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh; Ft. Lauderdale, Florida’s BB&T
Center; and the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina, among
numerous others. For a complete list of dates and cities, visit jamtour.com.