Panheads Unite!


Any Panheads out there?!

A Panhead is a fan of the Rock/Christian band, Skillet, a foursome that blends a positive, inspirational message with “classic rock riffs, swirling drums, monsterous hooks and undeniably catchy choruses,” according to their Web site. Panheads can catch their favorite band on Friday night in Dorton Arena, along with another Christian band Leeland. And best of all, the concert is only $8 and there are plenty of seats left for those of you who have procrastinated in getting tickets. Tickets can be purchased online or at the Dorton Arena box office.

A visit to Skillet’s Web site introduces visitors to their rocking sound with songs from their current project, Comatose. One of their most popular songs, Savior, hit the Billboard Top 40 charts in 2004 and was played on mainstream radio stations. Two other songs, Whispers in the Dark and The Older I Get also made it onto the Billboard charts in 2006 and 2007, respectively.


Leeland has a smoother sound, so they will be a great bridge to the Skillet performance. According to Wikipedia,

Their first album, Sound of Melodies, has been described as a “sometimes worshipful, always melodic”. Leeland’s style moved in a more rock direction with their second album Opposite Way. Allmusic reviewer Jared Johnson noted that the band “cemented their sound by creating electrifying walls of guitar” with their second release, having the same “energetic and melodic” sound as their first album.

No matter what, it sounds like it’s going to be a great time in Dorton on Friday night. Hope to see you there!

About Firecracker

Firecracker (aka Jen Kendrick) Appears as a guest blogger with a special 22-year history with the State Fair. She now works with the N.C. Pork Council, but she still lends a hand in the press office when she can. Thanks, Firecracker!

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