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Friday, September 19, 2008

Tours and Live Performances

* Relient K performed in the 2005 and 2008 Vans Warped Tour,
* Between September and November 2006, Relient K played on the Nintendo Fusion Tour with Hawthorne Heights, Emery, Plain White T's, and The Sleeping.[41]
* The band also took part in McDonald's Summer 2007 music tour. Every band involved in the tour has the chance to be involved in a future McDonald's ad. Votes by viewers will be counted to decide who will win. All live shows are available for viewing.[42]
* Members of both Switchfoot and Relient K had been talking about touring together, and Switchfoot confirmed the rumors this fall during the Alive Festival. Relient K and Switchfoot will be co-headlining, but Switchfoot will be playing last every night. Ruth will be opening for them. It is expected to be given an official announcement complete with tour dates soon. Matt Thiessen stated in a blog entry on the Relient K website that there will be a fall tour but did not hint at any details except that the two bands are trying to figure out a way to incorporate Habitat for Humanity into the tour.[43] On July 12, 2007, Switchfoot's website released a new video podcast[44] and blog, and in the middle of the video podcast there is a short intermission where all the band members of Switchfoot and Relient K announced there will be a tour in the fall of 2007 with more details to come. Relient K and Switchfoot both played at the Los Angeles premier of the movie Evan Almighty on June 22, 2007.[45] They also played at the Lizard Fair in Midland, Michigan on August 15, 2007 with Chris Daughtry.
* "Must Have Done Something Right" and "The Best Thing" were performed on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno respectively.

Live Covers

During tour dates and shows the band has been known to perform live cover songs from various sources. The covers have included the following:

* Relient K included "I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys for some of their sets in 2000.[citation needed]
* The band covered "You're Still the One" by Shania Twain on a tour early in their career.[citation needed]
* In the summer festival season of 2001, the band covered "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul, "We Built This City" by Starship, and "Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer.[citation needed]
* At Cornerstone 2003, Relient K played a cover of Eminem's "Lose Yourself" after which Matt Thiessen stated, "That was uh... that was a joke."[46]
* During the See Spot Rock tour, Relient K covered the eponymous song from the 1996 movie, "That Thing You Do"; "Everywhere You Look", the theme song from the TV show Full House, and Kenny Loggins' Highway to the Danger Zone. They brought back the Full House theme for their late 2005 tour, "The Panic With A K Tour". They brought back "That Thing You Do" and "The Top Gun Medley" for "The Matt Hoopes Birthday Tour" in early 2006, as well as the summer festival season of that year.[citation needed]
* The DVD released with the special edition of Five Score and Seven Years Ago features a video of the band's cover of The Beach Boys' "Sloop John B", which is also a bonus track when the album is purchased through iTunes.[citation needed]
* On the Appetite For Construction tour in 2007, Relient K covered Head Over Heels by Tears For Fears as well as the theme song for the TV show The Office.[citation needed]
* "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley was covered by the band in early 2008.[citation needed]
* The band covered Kanye West's "Good Life" on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour and earlier that year.[citation needed]
* The band played the theme song from "The Office" during their performance in Scranton, PA on the 2008 Vans Warped Tour.

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