MUSIC NEWS: @SkilletMusic Explosive Fan Base, The Panheads, Ignite Billboard’s Fan Army Face-Off Tournament said it best when they asked, "Only one question remains: which fan army is the strongest?" as they launched their Fan Army Face-Off, a bracket-style tournament in which various fan armies have squared off to prove that they are unequivocally the loudest voices in the pop sphere. GRAMMY®-nominated and platinum selling rockers Skillet's fan base, The Panheads, were chosen by Billboard when the music industry's leading trade outlet rounded up 32 of the most notable fan armies today. Through five rounds, fans themselves have determined which fan armies stride forward or fall by the wayside.

So far, The Panheads have bested One Direction's The Directioners (51.67% to 48.33%), Iggy Azalea's The Azaleans (65.62% to 43.38%) and Adam Lambert's The Glamberts, (53% to 47%).  Now, in the 4th round, The Panheads are competing against BIGBANG's The VIPs.  

"Now the world finally knows what we in Skillet have known all along," remarked lead singer John Cooper, "and that is that the Panheads are the best fans in the world! Their commitment to make their mark and win this thing has been relentless. It's been amazing to watch them rock!"

Skillet has also recently announced their fall European tour, the band's third visit to Europe in a year. After joining multi-platinum artists Godsmack and Seether along with Buckcherry and Pop Evil for the fifth Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival in the U.S., Skillet will head to Europe for 20+ tour dates including London, Zurich, Stockholm, Warsaw, as well as multiple dates in Russia, where the band's popularly is growing exponentially. See full routing information below.

The fall jaunt follows a summer European run, which saw Skillet rocking multiple festivals throughout the continent, performing for thousands of fans. The summer and fall tours have seen the band gain a solid European following, all subsequent to last fall's tour supporting Nickelback.

Skillet European Tour:

October 12 – The Garage, Glasgow, UK
October 13 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, England
October 14 – Islington Academy, London, UK
October 15 – Waterfront, Norwich, UK
October 17 – Trix Hall, Antwerp, Belgium
October 18 – O13, Tilburg, Netherlands
October 20 – Komplex Klub, Zurich
October 25 – Bygningen, Vejile, Denmark
October 26 – Debaser Strand, Stockholm, Sweden
October 28 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
October 29 – Loftas Concert Hall, Lithuania, Vilnius
October 30 – Melna Concert Hall, Riga, Latvia
November 1 – Rock CafĂ©, Tallin, Estonia
November 3 – Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia
November 4 – Staidum Live, Moscow, Russia
November 5 – Capitoliy, N. Novgorod
November 7 – Emeritage Concert Hall, Kazan, Russia
November 8 – MTL Arena, Samara
November 10, Expo, Novosibirsk, Russia
November 12 – Sport Palace, Ekaterinburg, Russia
November 14 – A2, St. Petersburg, Russia

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