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Skillet sizzles

April 25, 2010 | Leave a Comment

Doors opened for the concert at 6:30 and the line of people wrapped around the block. On April 23, The Awake and Alive Tour featuring Christian rockers Skillet, Red, and The Letter Black performed at Campbell University in the John W. Pope Jr. Convocation Center.

During the concert, the crowd swayed, sang, pumped their fists and held their cell phones high. The lead singer of Skillet, John Cooper, said that everyone should lose their voice by the end of the night.

"There was crazy energy," said pharmacy student Genna Kelkenberg. "It's great that Campbell brought in someone who knew how to rock it out."

Freshman criminal justice major, John White, said, "Skillet was awesome. They played good music that sends a Christian message."

The "Awake & Alive Tour" celebrates the continuing success of Skillet's acclaimed new album, "AWAKE," which reached the #1 spot on the iTunes Store's "Top Albums" chart within 24 hours of its release last summer.