After spending the summer co-headlining the Warped Tour, alternative punk rockers Relient K will launch a headlining tour of their own this fall before...

After spending the summer co-headlining the Warped Tour, alternative punk rockers Relient K will launch a headlining tour of their own this fall before stepping back into a co-headlining role for a third tour.

The Uncle Fest Tour kicks off October 2 at Barrymore Theatre in Madison, WI, and continues through November 2 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL. Notable stops along the way include an October 15 gig at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia, PA, and an October 21 performance at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC.

After a brief break from the road, Relient K will join Christian hip-hop rocker tobyMac on his Winter Wonder Slam Tour. Relient K’s 18-date stint on the holiday trek begins November 13 in Greenville, SC, and continues through December 14 at the Nokia Theatre in Grand Prairie, TX.

The Canton, OH-based rockers will receive support on the Uncle Fest Tour from Ludo, This Providence and House of Heroes. Joining tobyMac and Relient K on Winter Wonder Slam 2008 are Family Force 5 and B. Reith.

Relient K is touring in support of its fifth studio album, “Five Score and Seven Years Ago,” which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in 2007. The album was a follow-up to 2004’s “Mmhmm,” which peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and was later RIAA-certified Gold.

When Relient K debuted in 2000 with their eponymous record, they became known for their novelty songwriting style, often mixing pop culture laced lyrics with more traditional Christian messages. However, the group has matured in recent years and become more of a “serious” rock band, both in lyrical and musical approach, often experimenting with different musical genres.

Relient K itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

October 2Madison, WIBarrymore Theatre
October 3West Des Moines, IAVal Air Ballroom
October 4Saint Paul, MNMyth
October 5Milwaukee, WIEagles Ballroom
October 7Indianapolis, INMurat Egyptian Room
October 9Cincinnati, OHBogart’s
October 10Grand Rapids, MIOrbit Room
October 11Pontiac, MIClutch Cargo’s
October 12Pittsburgh, PAClub Zoo
October 14Allentown, PACrocodile Rock Cafe
October 15Philadelphia, PAElectric Factory
October 16Worcester, MAThe Palladium
October 17Clifton Park, NYNorthern Lights
October 18Hartford, CTWebster Theatre
October 21Washington, DC9:30 Club
October 22Towson, MDRecher Theatre
October 23Norfolk, VANorva
October 24Charlotte, NCAmos’ Southend
October 25North Myrtle Beach, SCHouse of Blues
October 27Lake Buena Vista, FLHouse of Blues
October 29Birmingham, ALWorkPlay Theatre
October 30Saint Louis, MOThe Pageant
October 31Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
November 1Columbus, OHNewport Music Hall
November 2Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
November 13Greenville, SCBi-Lo Center *
November 14Jacksonville, FLVeteran’s Memorial Coliseum *
November 15West Palm Beach, FLCruzan Amphitheatre *
November 16Estero, FLGermain Arena *
November 20Lincoln, NEPershing Center *
November 21Denver, CODenver Coliseum *
November 22Kansas City, MOKansas City Municipal Aud. Arena *
November 23Oklahoma City, OKFord Center *
November 29Atlanta, GAFox Theatre *
November 30Knoxville, TNKnoxville Coliseum *
December 4Memphis, TNFedExForum *
December 5Nashville, TNSommet Center *
December 6Huntsville, ALVon Braun Center *
December 7Mobile, ALMobile Civic Center *
December 11Bossier City, LACenturyTel Center *
December 12Houston, TXToyota Center *
December 13Tulsa, OKMabee Center Arena *
December 14Grand Prairie, TXNokia Theatre*

* Winter Wonder Slam 2008 Tour

Last Updated on September 13, 2008 by By Allison Reitz