Skillet stopped by the Lucky Strike Social Club on Tuesday on a promotional stop for their upcoming album Unleashed that will be released on August 5. The show was put on by Q103 and was an invite only performance and this writer was lucky enough to get an invite.
The acoustic show opened with the band, singer John Cooper rhythm guitarist and Cooper’s wife Korey playing percussion on a wooden box, drummer Jen Ledger also playing percussion on a wooden box and lead guitarist Seth Morrison, taking the stage and performing their hit “Monster”. The show continued with local DJ Candace from Q103 doing an interview with the band and taking a couple of questions from the audience.
The band discussed many topics including their music being used by the WWE and their love of professional wrestling. Another topic of discussion was the band being considered a “Christian Rock” band and if that label has hurt them and their success. Singer John Cooper stated that he was proud of his faith and that the band has many fans that reach beyond religion. There was also discussion of the meaning behind some of their deeper cut recordings.
The band closed their 3 song set with their newest single “Feel Invincible”. The small but rowdy crowd seemed to love the intimate setting that was provided and the up close feel between them and one of their favorite bands.