Taking their irreverent live show to the masses, Grammy®-nominated Relient K will head out on the road with Paramore this spring, including a stop in New Jersey for the The Bamboozle on May 1, announced today.  Tour starts April 26 in their home state at the Knoxville Civic Auditorium, confirmed dates below.

Relient K’s current release, Forget and Not Slow Down (#15 debut), is co-produced and written by Thiessen—one of the busiest songwriters in the business.  Thiessen has been doing studio time this winter co-writing with Andrew McMahon and Katy Perry for each of their forthcoming releases.  Currently, the song “Longshot” featuring Matt Thiessen who co-wrote along with Katy Perry for Kelly Clarkson’s current release, All I Ever Wanted, can be heard on American Idol network promo spots.  Thiessen’s work continues to hold on Billboard’s Top 200 with Owl City’s Ocean Eyes featuring the Thiessen produced, #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash hit single “Fireflies” (platinum single).

Relient K is Matthew Thiessen (vocals, piano), Matt Hoopes (guitar), John Warne (bass), Jon Schneck (guitar) and Ethan Luck (drums).  Named after Hoopes’ first car, co-founders Thiessen and Hoopes formed the band in 1997 while in high school in Canton, Ohio.  In the decade since their first release they’ve put out five full-length albums three of which have been certified Gold, toured the globe, and racked up several hit singles and a Grammy nomination. Their new indie-influenced modern rock record Forget and Not Slow Down (Mono Vs. Stereo/JIVE Records) was released on October 6th and blends thought provoking lyrics with a distinguished new sound. Forget… is their second Top 15 debut on the Billboard 200, and is co-produced by Thiessen with longtime producer Mark Townsend.

For more information please visit www.relientk.com

Date City, State Venue

APRIL

26      Knoxville, TN            Knoxville Civic Coliseum

28      Charlottesville, VA      John Paul Jones Arena

30      Atlantic City, NJ         Trump Taj Mahal – Mark G Etess

MAY

1        East Rutherford, NJ   The Bamboozle New Jersey – Meadowlands

3        Columbus, OH          The LC Amphitheatre

4        Grand Rapids, M       DeltaPlex

6        Rockford, IL             Rockford MetroCentre

7        Moline, IL                i Wireless Center

8        Council Bluffs, IA       WestFair Amphitheatre

10      Salt Lake City, UT     E Center

12      Seattle, WA             WaMu Theater

15      Bakersfield, CA         Rabobank Arena

16      Las Vegas, NV                   The Joint

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