Two huge bands that begin with “S” from two different eras will share the same stage soon:
Skillet…which began in the mid to late 1990’s and has never stopped rockin’…
And a resurgent 80’s band that lead singer John Cooper grew up listening to as part of his Christian metal album collection: Stryper.
Skillet will be headlining Friday night September 10th at the Rocktember Fest in Hinckley, Minnesota. Immediately preceding Skillet will be Stryper. The rest of the bands at the fest are secular hard rock.
The timing is a bit ironic. Cooper had recently been spotted in public by a casual music fan who said (paraphrasing) “You look familiar…aren’t you in that band…that Christian rock band…Stryper?”
Well, in case you have any trouble telling the bands apart (LOL) here is your chance to clearly differentiate between the two.
We’re not 100 percent sure, but at press time, we believe this is the first time these two bands have shared the same stage on the same night.