Richmond Raceway and AEG Presents will welcome the Skillet and Sevendust’s co-headline Victorious War Tour, along with special guests Pop Evil and Devour The Day, to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets will go on sale to the public online at vaculive.com or in-person at The National Box Office at 708 East Broad Street in Richmond, Va. on Friday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Virginia Credit Union and RICHMOND NATION members will receive an exclusive pre-sale for the Skillet and Sevendust concert on Thursday, April 25 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Skillet, who has sold more than 12 million units worldwide, has received two GRAMMY® Award nominations and won a Billboard Music Award for the platinum-certified Awake. Their double-platinum single “Monster” was the eighth most-streamed rock song of 2015 and currently has over 105 million plays (and counting) on Spotify, earning the distinction of becoming the best-selling digital single in the history of Christian Music. 2013’s The album, Rise, bowed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and received resounding and eclectic acclaim from the likes of USA Today, New York Times, Revolver, Loudwire, and more.
The Wisconsin quartet’s latest album, Unleashed, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 and the first single “Feel Invincible” went to #1 on the Rock Radio chart. The track “Stars” was featured in the motion picture The Shack, released last March. Skillet was recently nominated for three additional Billboard Music Awards and their songs have been used by the WWE, Marvel, ESPN and the NFL.
In 1994, Sevendust first forged a familial tie amongst each other that translated into one of the most diehard audiences in the game. To this day, the connection between fans and the GRAMMY® Award-nominated gold-certified hard rock outfit only grows stronger. For their twelfth full-length and first release for Rise Records All I See Is War, the quintet—Lajon Witherspoon on lead vocals, Clint Lowery on lead guitar and backing vocals, John Connolly on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Vince Hornsby on bass, and Morgan Rose on drums—did the best thing they could possibly do to combat all of the division in the streets and on social media; they went and made a Sevendust record—just bigger and bolder than before.
A trifecta of now-classic gold albums—Sevendust in 1997, Home in 1999, and Animosity in 2001 — ignited their journey. Known as an equally intense and unforgettable live force, they’ve consistently packed houses around the world and decimated stages everywhere from Rock on the Range and Woodstock to OZZfest and Shiprocked! 2015’s Kill The Flaw represented a high watermark. Bowing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200, it scored their highest debut on the respective chart since 2010 and marked their fifth consecutive Top 10 on the Top Rock Albums Chart and third straight Top 3 on the Hard Rock Albums Chart. Most impressively, the lead single “Thank You” garnered a nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” at the 2016 GRAMMY® Awards, a career first.
The Commonwealth Mall at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! will feature concessions, displays, and merchandise on the day of the event, with gates opening at 6:00 p.m. Parking for the event is located in Lot D, at the corner of Laburnum and Carolina Avenues, and can be accessed through Gate 4 on Laburnum Avenue. Parking is $10 cash only for the public and free for Virginia Credit Union members with lots opening at 5:00 p.m.
Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, and Florida Georgia Line.
To purchase tickets and learn more about Virginia Credit Union LIVE!, visit vaculive.com or connect on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about Skillet, visit skillet.com. For more information on Sevendust, visit sevendust.com.
2019 Virginia Credit Union LIVE! Concert Season
Virginia Credit Union LIVE! continues to bring top musical acts and superior concert experiences to music fans in the Richmond region. The venue has hosted top national recording artists such as Aerosmith, Sting, Bob Dylan, Jimmy Buffett, Dave Matthews Band, Florida Georgia Line, and The Lumineers. This year’s Virginia Credit Union LIVE! concert season looks to be one of the best in the venue’s history. Tickets for previously announced shows are available for purchase unless otherwise specified.
Juice WRLD will take the stage of Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. Juice WRLD will be promoting his new album, A Deathrace for Love.
The 1975, one of the most popular pop-rock bands in the world, will bring their North American Tour to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. The popular British pop-rock group’s tour is in support of their critically-acclaimed new album, “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”
The Avett Brothers, one of the top folk-rock acts in the country, perform their iconic sound to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. This will be the band’s first performance at the venue since July 25, 2013.
Styx, the band that has forged an indelible legacy on record and onstage, will rock Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Friday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
“Weird Al” Yankovic’s Strings Attached tour, a high-energy, rock and comedy show featuring costumes, props, a video wall, and for the first time, the Richmond Symphony, comes to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Thursday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
As part of Eastern League All-Star Week, Richmond and the Richmond Flying Squirrels have partnered for the All-Star Country Music Jam headlined by Big & Rich with special guests Cowboy Troy and DJ Sinister at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m.
JoJo Siwa’s D.R.E.A.M. The Tour will be showcased at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. The D.R.E.A.M. tour will bring the viral Nickelodeon superstar’s youthful energy to the Virginia Credit Union LIVE! stage to highlight some of her certified platinum singles.
Umphrey’s McGee and their memorable progressive guitars with musical styles, including rock, metal, jazz, blues, funk, reggae, electronic, bluegrass, and folk to Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Friday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Dark Star Orchestra will present their critically acclaimed live show to Deadheads both young and old at Virginia Credit Union LIVE! at Richmond Raceway on Thursday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m. Dark Star Orchestra tirelessly strives for and achieves is a continuation of the spirit of what has now become over forty years of the Grateful Dead’s timeless music.
Richmond Raceway 2019 NASCAR Season
NASCAR returns “under the lights” to Richmond for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend. America’s Premier Short Track will start the NASCAR Xfinity Series Playoffs with the Go Bowling 250 playoff race and host the second race of the Monster Energy Series Playoffs with the Federated Auto Parts 400 playoff race on Sept. 20-21.
Tickets for the NASCAR Playoff Race Weekend are available for purchase in-person at the Richmond Ticket Office, via phone at 866-455-7223, or online at richmondraceway.com.