Pop-punk quintet Relient K will strike out on the road later this year for a headline run backing the group’s latest album. The Three...

Pop-punk quintet Relient K will strike out on the road later this year for a headline run backing the group’s latest album. The Three Hour Tour kicks off October 1 at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT, and ends October 24 at The Pageant in St. Louis, MO.

The one-month venture includes a total of 19 concerts stretched from the East Coast out into the western and southern regions of the country, though it will fall short of reaching the West Coast. Highlights include gigs on October 2 at Theatre of the Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA; October 13 at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL; and October 22 at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK.

15 for $15 with Napster!Tickets for most dates of the Three Hour Tour are already available to the public, and more details are available on Relient K’s official Web site. Opening acts are Copeland and Barcelona.

Relient K is awaiting the release of its sixth studio album, “Forget and Not Slow Down,” due October 6. The record is the first featuring new drummer Ethan Luck, who replaced longtime drummer Dave Douglas following his December 2007 departure. Relient K’s previous release, 2007’s “Five Score and Seven Years Ago,” debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

The Christian-oriented rock group recently completed a string of U.S. tour dates in early spring 2009, supporting its 2008 EP “The Bird and the Bee Sides.” Earlier, the band spent most of 2008 on the road, first co-headlining the 2008 Vans Warped Tour then claiming headline slots on two additional tours.

Relient K itinerary:
(Dates are subject to change.)

October 1New Haven, CTToad’s Place
October 2Philadelphia, PATheatre of the Living Arts
October 3Farmingdale, NYThe Crazy Donkey
October 4Boston, MAParadise Rock Club
October 6Towson, MDRecher Theatre
October 8Knoxville, TNBijou Theatre
October 9Charlotte, NCAmos’ SouthEnd
October 10Atlanta, GAVariety Playhouse
October 11Nashville, TNRocketown
October 13Chicago, ILHouse of Blues
October 14Minneapolis, MNThe Cabooze
October 15Kansas City, MOBeaumont Club
October 16Denver, COOgden Theatre
October 19Dallas, TXPalladium Ballroom
October 20Houston, TXWarehouse Live
October 21Oklahoma City, OKRose State College
October 22Tulsa, OKCain’s Ballroom
October 23Des Moines, IAPeople’s
October 24St. Louis, MOThe Pageant