Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Christian music news: Relient K preps for 'Slow Down'
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After a nearly two-month hiatus, pop-punk act Relient K [ tickets ] will return to the road for a three-week US club tour this fall.
The Christian quintet, which finished a spring and summer run earlier this month, will perform a one-off show Sept. 5 in Frenchtown, NJ, before taking off for a three-date Australian excursion. The official US journey begins Oct. 1 in New Haven, CT, followed by stops in 18 cities throughout the eastern portion of the nation. The full itinerary is shown below.
The fall outing supports the group's forthcoming album, "Forget and Not Slow Down," which is due in stores Oct. 6, according to the band's new label, Mono Vs Stereo Records.
"Forget and Not Slow Down" follows last year's "The Birds and the Bee Sides," a double-disc set that landed at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Christian & Gospel Albums chart.
In an interview with LiveDaily last summer, singer/guitarist Matthew Thiessen explained the reason for the 26-track 2008 release.
"We had one album left on our contract with our first record deal we signed in '98. We had 20 B-sides just sitting around the cutting room floor. We chose 13 of those songs and put them on the record. With that mentality, we said, 'Let's throw a couple new songs on there too, so it's not just B-sides.' We ended up coming up with 13 new songs as well."
[Note: The following tour dates have been provided by artist and/or tour sources, who verify its accuracy as of the publication time of this story. Changes may occur before tickets go on sale. Check with official artist websites, ticketing sources and venues for late updates.]
tour dates and tickets
5 - Frenchtown, NJ - Revelation Farms
1 - New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
2 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of The Living Arts
3 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
4 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
6 - Towson, MD - Recher Theatre
8 - Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theatre
9 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' SouthEnd
10 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
11 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
13 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
14 - Minneapolis, MN - The Cabooze
15 - Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
16 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
19 - Dallas, TX - Palladium Showroom
20 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
21 - Midwest City, OK - Rose State College
22 - Tulsa, OK - Cain's Ballroom
23 - Des Moines, IA - People's
24 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
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