Skillet Heads All-Star Winter Jam 2015 Line-Up At Sprint Center
Kansas City, Mo (Oct. 28, 2014) — GRAMMY-nominated platinum-selling rockers Skillet will return to the famed Winter Jam stage to headline the blockbuster tour’s 20th year. Reigning as the world’s #1 first quarter tour for four consecutive years, NewSong’s Winter Jam Tour Spectacular revealed their return to Sprint Center in Kansas City on Sunday, Jan. 25 during a special event last night at Nashville’s Hard Rock Café.
In addition, the event was webcast 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 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!”
The tour—known for its 10 artists for $10 admission—will hit 47 cities from January through March.
For the second year in a row, fans can access tour information and exclusive content via the Winter Jam App. With more than 100,000 downloads to date, the app offers interactive venue maps; free Winter Jam radio; giveaways; Jam Nation membership purchases; and a Winter Jam store, among other features. The Winter Jam App can be downloaded at jamtour.com/app.