Relient K lead vocalist, album co-producer and songwriter, Matt Thiessen, has his second studio album on the mainstream Billboard charts or rather can boast having written material for three albums currently in the Top 200 as well as produced the #1 single in the country and on iTunes!!!

Grammy®-nominated Relient K’s new release, Forget and Not Slow Down (#15 debut), is co-produced and written by Thiessen; #8 on Billboard’s Top 200 – Owl City’s Ocean Eyes features the Thiessen produced, #1 Billboard Hot 100 smash hit single “Fireflies” (platinum single), “The Bird and The Worm” (co-wrote, co-produced, vocals), “Tidal Wave” (co-produced, vocals), and “Cave In” (co-wrote, vocals); and, holding at #93 on the Top 200 is Kelly Clarkson’s current platinum release All I Ever Wanted featuring “Long Shot” co-written by Thiessen, Katy Perry and legendary producer Glen Ballard (No Doubt, Dave Matthews Band, Alanis Morissette).

Relient K is Matt 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. It’s their second Top 15 debut on the Billboard 200, and is co-produced by Thiessen with longtime producer Mark Townsend.

Relient K will be on tour this fall as special guests for TobyMac’s Winter Wonder Slam tour beginning in University City, Pennsylvania on November 19.  Tour dates below.  For more information please visit

Date City, State Venue

Thursday, November 19th University Park, PA    Bryce Jordan Center

Friday, November 20th New York, NY          Hammerstein Ballroom

Saturday, November 21st Fairfax, VA               Patriot Center

Sunday, November 22nd Pittsburgh, PA           Mellon Arena

Saturday, November 28th Jonesboro, AR           ASU Convocation Center

Sunday, November 29th Louisville, KY            Broadbent Arena

Tuesday, December 8th Boise, ID                 Qwest Arena

Thursday, December 10th Spokane, WA            Star Theatre

Friday December 11th Abbotsford, BC         Entertainment and Sports Centre

Saturday December 12th Kent, WA                 ShoWare Center

Sunday, December 13th Salem, OR               OSF Pavilion

Tuesday, December 15th Sacramento, CA        Memorial Auditorium

Thursday, December 17th Fresno, CA              Selland Arena

Friday, December 18th Las Vegas, NV                   Orleans Arena

Saturday, December 19th Ontario, CA              Citizens Bank Arena

Sunday, December 20th Phoenix, AZ             Dodge Theatre


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