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.

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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 2 Madison, WI Barrymore Theatre
October 3 West Des Moines, IA Val Air Ballroom
October 4 Saint Paul, MN Myth
October 5 Milwaukee, WI Eagles Ballroom
October 7 Indianapolis, IN Murat Egyptian Room
October 9 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
October 10 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
October 11 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
October 12 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
October 14 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Cafe
October 15 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
October 16 Worcester, MA The Palladium
October 17 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights
October 18 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
October 21 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
October 22 Towson, MD Recher Theatre
October 23 Norfolk, VA Norva
October 24 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend
October 25 North Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
October 27 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
October 29 Birmingham, AL WorkPlay Theatre
October 30 Saint Louis, MO The Pageant
October 31 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
November 1 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
November 2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
November 13 Greenville, SC Bi-Lo Center *
November 14 Jacksonville, FL Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum *
November 15 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre *
November 16 Estero, FL Germain Arena *
November 20 Lincoln, NE Pershing Center *
November 21 Denver, CO Denver Coliseum *
November 22 Kansas City, MO Kansas City Municipal Aud. Arena *
November 23 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center *
November 29 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre *
November 30 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Coliseum *
December 4 Memphis, TN FedExForum *
December 5 Nashville, TN Sommet Center *
December 6 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center *
December 7 Mobile, AL Mobile Civic Center *
December 11 Bossier City, LA CenturyTel Center *
December 12 Houston, TX Toyota Center *
December 13 Tulsa, OK Mabee Center Arena *
December 14 Grand Prairie, TX Nokia Theatre*

* Winter Wonder Slam 2008 Tour