RISE is the band's first ever concept album, as singer John Cooper explains, "The narrative idea happened after we had 10 or 11 of the songs chosen. As we recorded them, we started to realize that there was something going on - that the album was really telling a story. Realizing that, I knew we needed to make it as powerful as we could."

Skillet will be on the road this summer including several Premier Festival events!

* SpiritSong music festival at Kings Island, OH, this Thursday, June 27! Click HERE for tickets!

* KingsFest music festival at Kings Dominion in Richmond, VA this Friday, June 28 ! Click HERE for tickets!

* Rock the Flags at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio, TX on Saturday, Sept. 21. Click HERE for tickets!

In case you missed it, watch the lyric video for "Rise" HERE . The band will be using the video as part of their upcoming live show!