Relient K and Switchfoot to embark on fall tour

In February, Relient K unveiled a brand new song; their first since the release of their last album back in 2013. On Monday (May 16), things changed when the Ohio-based band not only confirmed the release date for their new record, but also news that they have plans of hitting the road. Earlier this year, the band confirmed that their new album would be titled Air for Free and even released the first single off of it, “Look On Up.” Monday morning, the group announced that Air for Free will be released on July 22 through Gotee Records.

In support of the impending record, the band will be hitting the road alongside fellow “Christian” band, Switchfoot. Like Relient K, Switchfoot will be hitting the road in support of their own upcoming, new album, Where The Light Shines Through. The upcoming release marks the band’s tenth studio album and is set to be released on July 8 through Vanguard Records. The record was produced in collaboration with John Field, who worked on the band’s breakthrough record, The Beautiful Letdown.

The fall tour will kick off on Sept. 19 at the Paramount Theatre in Denver and wrap up a little over two months later on Nov. 26 at The Masonic in  San Francisco. Tickets for the trek will go on sale beginning this Friday, May 20, at 9 am local time on both bands’ websites. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below.


Sept. 19 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Sept. 20 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
Sept. 21 – Clive, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
Sept. 23 – Saint Paul, MN @ Myth Live Event Center
Sept. 24 – Farmington, MO @ Farmington Civic Center
Sept. 25 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theater
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Sept. 29 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Deltaplex
Sept. 30 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 1 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Oct. 2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
Oct. 3 – Toledo, OH @ Stranahan Theatre
Oct. 6 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
Oct. 7 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
Oct. 9 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Oct. 12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE – Indoor
Oct. 13 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Oct. 14 – Wallingford, CT @ The Dome
Oct. 15 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
Oct. 17 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
Oct. 18 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Oct. 20 – Lynchburg, VA @ Liberty University Vines Center
Oct. 21 – Bel Air, MD @ APG Federal Credit Union Arena
Oct. 22 – Richmond, VA @ Altria Theater
Oct. 25 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Oct. 26 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
Oct. 28 – North Myrtle, SC @ House of Blues
Oct. 29 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
Oct. 30 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Nov. 2 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 4 – Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Nov. 5 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Nov. 9 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Nov. 10 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Nov. 11 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
Nov. 14 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
Nov. 16 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Nov. 17 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater
Nov. 18 – Lubbock, TX @ City Bank Auditorium
Nov. 19 – Rio Rancho, NM @ Santa Ana Star Center
Nov. 20 – Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
Nov. 22 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Nov. 23 – Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Nov. 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium
Nov. 26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic

Stream Relient K’s New Song “Look On Up”


It’s been a couple of years since we’ve heard anything from Ohio’s Relient K. Now, it looks like things are about to change for them and their fans. On Monday (Feb. 15), the group released a brand new song titled “Look On Up.” While there is no confirmation, it appears that this track may be the lead single off of their upcoming new record, Air For Free. Check out the new song below.

If you’re digging “Look On Up,” the song is currently available for purchase here. Back in November, the band had teased that they were currently in the midst of finishing their follow-up to 2013’s Collapsible Lung. During an interview that same month, frontman Matt Thiessen had confirmed that the new album was completed. Then, in December, the band unveiled that the new record would be titled Air for Free.

At the present time, there is no projected release date for the new album, but it might be sooner than later if what Thiessen had said in his interview was in fact true. The new song/album announcement comes almost two years after the band celebrate the tenth anniversary of their breakout record, Mmhmm.

Relient K Releases New Song


Relient K have released a new song today tiled, “That’s My Jam.” The song features Owl City and as well as wordplay involving almost every 90s artist to ever hit the Top 40 ranging from U2 to Boyz II Men.

Has it peaked you interest yet? Well, then check it down below:

The new song will be featured on the band’s upcoming new album, Collapsible.

Relient K Drummer Leaves


After three members of Relient K dropped off their current tour with HelloGoodbye and William Beckett, now comes word that they have officially lost their drummer, Ethan Luck. Luck posted the following statement about his abrupt departure after only being with the band for five years.

“To all the great fans of Relient K

It saddens me, more than you know, to tell you that I have left Relient K.  Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 5 years.  You all made me feel like I was in the band longer than I was.  Thank you all for taking the time and spending the money to come to the shows, allowing me to have a job in music.  Thank you for spending time with me after shows, having good conversation or just saying hello.  I am beyond grateful.  I love being on tour so much and I can’t wait to play for you all again.  I’m currently out with Cold War Kids, guitar teching.  Come on out to a show and say hello!  Trust me when I say, I wish this would have turned out differently.  I tried my very best to not have things get to this point.

God Bless You All.

Ethan Luck”

When it was announced that three of the members would not be heading out on tour with them, Luck was one of the three who would not be present. So far, the band have not released a statement about Luck’s departure nor who would be filling in for him on tour.

Relient K to Tour Minus Three Members


Relient K will be heading off on tour with former The Academy Is… frontman, William Beckett and Hellogoodbye minus three members. The remaining members of the band released the following statement today on their Facebook page:

“To all the amazing fans of RK:

It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.

John Warne, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck.”

The three acts were supposed to start off their touring circuit in Birmingham on April 24 and go all the way through to May 19 in Chicago.


4/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
4/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
4/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
4/27 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
4/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
4/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
5/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
5/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
5/03 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
5/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
5/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
5/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
5/08 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
5/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
5/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
5/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
5/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
5/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
5/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
5/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
5/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
5/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues