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RELIENT K DELIVERS FORGET AND NOT SLOW DOWN TODAY

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“... A sentimental triumph.” - Alternative Press


RELIENT K DELIVERS FORGET AND NOT SLOW DOWN TODAY

MEDIA HERALD BANDS’ RETURN WITH KILLER REVIEWS


Nashville, Tenn. October 6, 2009… Relient K delivers Forget And Not Slow Down today, the first project since taking helm of their newly revived record label, Mono Vs. Stereo.  Forget and Not Slow Down is available nationwide in conjunction with JIVE Records.

Along with a top 10 Christian rock song with the title track, media have responded with killer reviews for the CD that is said to carry the ‘break-up album’ into the 21st century:



“Singer Matt Thiessen has bounced back with the best choruses and most emotionally charged songs of his career. “ - Absolute Punk

“yet another heartfelt pop album that should break the glass during the latter part of this year.” - Cleveland Leader

“... A sentimental triumph.” - Alternative Press

“…energy and originality...” - Dallas Morning News

“Easily one of the best projects of 2009….one of the better rock bands of our time.”- Jesus Freak Hideout    

““A thoughtful, organically crafted rock sound. It’s still fast-paced and fun, but fuller, darker and sweeter in its progression.” - Christian Music Today/Christianity Today

“If Forget and Not Slow Down is a signal of things to come, it’s soon going to be hard to call Relient K a pop-punk band anymore.” - HM magazine


On this latest release, the band teamed up with longtime producer Mark Townsend, and enlisted legendary mixer Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Jeff Buckley, Sheryl Crow), following lead singer Matt ‘s isolating retreat to a remote house in Winchester, TN to write material for the new record. During his sojourn, Thiessen stayed in constant contact with Hoopes and the rest of the band – drummer Ethan Luck, bassist John Warne and guitarist Jon Schneck - sharing song ideas and mapping out a direction for the album. One guiding principle soon emerged: this record should rock.

Relient K also embarked on “A Three Hour Tour” with Copeland and Barcelona last week.  Remaining tour dates are listed below.  They will also hit the road for TobyMac’s Winter Wonder Slam tour on November 19, dates for which are also listed.

Relient K has been making the real thing since 1997, when Thiessen and Hoopes formed the band in high school. In the decade since, they’ve released five full-length albums (three are certified Gold), five EPs and a Christmas record. They have toured the globe, and racked up several hit singles, a Grammy nomination, two Dove Awards and performances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’ Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The Los Angeles Times has praised Relient K for “its smart blend of punk pop and power pop, weaving together influences as diverse as the Beach Boys, Blink-182 and Fountains of Wayne” while Spin noted, “Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently.”

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“A Three Hour Tour” schedule
* all dates subject to change, please visit www.relientk.com for most updated information


10/1   New Haven, CT   Toad’s Place  
10/2   Philadelphia, PA   Theatre of Living Arts  
10/3   Farmingdale, NY   Crazy Donkey  
10/4   Boston, MA   Paradise Rock Club  
10/6   Towson, MD   Recher Theatre  
10/8   Knoxville, TN   Bijou Theatre  
10/9   Charlotte, NC   Amos’ Southland  
10/10   Atlanta, GA   Variety Playhouse  
10/11   Nashville, TN   Rocketown  
10/13   Chicago, IL   House of Blues  
10/14   Minneapolis, MN   The Cabooze  
10/15   Kansas City, MO   Beaumont Club  
10/16   Denver, CO   Ogden Theatre  
10/19   Dallas, TX   Palladium Showroom  
10/20   Houston, TX   Warehouse Live  
10/21   Midwest City, OK   Rose State College  
10/22   Tulsa, OK   Cain’s Ballroom  
10/23   Des Moines, IA   People’s Court  
10/24   St. Louis, MO   The Pageant 

WINTER WONDER SLAM:
November 19   7pm      University Park, PA   Bryce Jordan Center
November 20   7:30pm New York, NY           Hammerstein Ballroom
November 21   6pm      Fairfax, VA                              Patriot Center
November 22   6pm      Pittsburgh, PA           Mellon Arena
November 28   6pm      Jonesboro, AR          ASU Convocation Center
November 29   6pm      Louisville, KY              Broadbent Arena
December 3     7:30pm  Ft. Wayne, IN              Huntington University Merillat   Complex
December 4     7pm       Cedar Falls, IA          McLeod Center
December 5     6pm       Grand Forks, ND     Alerus Center
December 6     6pm       Bismarck, ND           Bismarck Civic Center
December 8     7pm       Boise, ID                   Idaho Center
December 10   7pm       Spokane, WA           Spokane Arena
December 11   7pm      Abbotsford, BC        A.E.S.C
December 12   6pm       Kent, WA                 ShoWare Center
December 13   6pm      Salem, OR                OSF Pavilion
December 15   7pm      Sacramento, CA      tba
December 17   7pm    Fresno, CA             Selland Arena
December 18   7pm    Las Vegas, NV       Orleans Arena
December 19   6pm    Ontario, CA           Citizens Bank Arena
December 20   6pm    Phoenix, AZ            US Airways Arena