Skillet To Perform Title Song Of “Rise” On Conan O’Brien Thursday

By Nicole Lafond

Following the recent release of Skillet’s new album, the band has announced plans to play their title track “Rise” on The Conan O’Brien Show Thursday night.

“Rise” was released on June 25 of this year through the band’s record label, Atlantic Records, The Examiner reported.

The album took three years to write and began with 72 demos written by lead singer John Cooper and Scott Stevens, according to Cooper. Cooper called the album “inspiring and hopeful” despite the aggressive and dark overtones.

“It is encouraging to all of us that even though we are living in a dark world with bombings, school shootings, floods and hurricanes, there is hope and we want our lives to matter,” Cooper told the Digital Journal. “I hope people listen to the album and relate to it.”

The band’s appearance on Conan O’Brien will serve to promote the band’s new album as well as their upcoming international tour set to launch in South America in August.

Lead guitarist, Seth Morrison, told the Portsmouth Daily Times he was “nervous” for the bands appearance on the show.

“He was always the late night guy I watched when growing up,” Morrison said. “It’ll be fun.”

The show will be on TBS at 11 p.m. EST on Thursday, July 11. Artist John Malkovich will be featured on the show as well.