We admit that one slipped through the cracks. Even before the war of words and bloodshed, there was always a rivalry between the coasts.
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It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted. The Midwest and the South are must-stop locations for top Christian rock tours, but like-minded acts occasionally skip Utah and much of the West because of a lack of interest.
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They did. The Rohow drew an attendance of 6, last year and will return to Utah on Sunday, Feb. The Salt Lake City crowd was smaller than the 9, average attendance at the tour's 19 concerts, which included traditionally favorable markets in Alabama, Missouri, Louisiana and Texas.
But Reiser said the figure was "respectable for the first year. We certainly hope to build on that this year with another great package of talent and ministry.
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Notably absent from the sixth edition of the Rohow is MercyMe, which runs the event along with Ohio-based Rush Concerts. And, don't worry, we'll be back in the tour again.
Skillet is part of the Rohow for the first time, and is following up a busy that featured tours with secular acts Shinedown, Papa Roach and Nickelback. The Tennessee veteran band is led by John Cooper, who once sang in a progressive rock band before his pastor encouraged him to create a Christian-leaning side project.
That side project has led to nine albums, with the most recent record, 's "Rise," debuting at No. Cooper said the band, which last performed in Utah at the decidedly secular Saltair, has toured with MercyMe in the past and welcomed the opportunity to be on this Christian tour. The positive vibes of the show make Cooper "slightly manipulate the way I communicate with the crowd," he said.
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Skillet rarely sings about Jesus, but Cooper welcomed the way to reconnect with Christian fans. He doesn't care.
As for Utah, he acknowledged that while his band has toured the Beehive State several times, "Utah is not a place we come to often. It's been a couple of years since we've been to the West.
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Skillet and Third Day will tour together after the Maverik Center date, which is the Rohow's final stop. Georgia-based Third Day was last in Utah in Mayheadlining Abravanel Hall, and has sold more than 10 million albums since coalescing in Its most recent album, "Miracle," peaked at No. Bassist Tai Anderson welcomed the chance to tour on the Rohow, saying it was "a different kind of tour for us.
Stopping in Utah is great for the bands involved, he said. A lot more Christian acts are going to the West and not treating it as an afterthought. Legal Notices Obituaries Jobs Homes.
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