To all the great fans of Relient K
It saddens me, more than you know, to tell you that I have left Relient K. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the last 5 years. You all made me feel like I was in the band longer than I was. Thank you all for taking the time and spending the money to come to the shows, allowing me to have a job in music. Thank you for spending time with me after shows, having good conversation or just saying hello. I am beyond grateful. I love being on tour so much and I can’t wait to play for you all again. I’m currently out with Cold War Kids, guitar teching. Come on out to a show and say hello! Trust me when I say, I wish this would have turned out differently. I tried my very best to not have things get to this point.
God Bless You All.
To all the amazing fans of RK:
It is with sadness that we write you to say that we will not be touring with Relient K on the upcoming tour dates. This will be the first tour that the Jo(h)n’s have missed in over eight years, and the first that Ethan has missed since he joined the band in 2008. We will miss seeing you all on the road this year, and we want to thank you for always being there for us. Hope to see you soon.
John Warne, Jon Schneck, Ethan Luck.
Just to clarify a few things about Relient K. (From our previous post)
1. We will be doing the upcoming tour as a full band, and we are very excited about it! Dan Gartley and Tom Breyfogle will be performing on bass and drums respectively. They are both amazing friends (from Canton, OH), and incredibly talented musicians.
2. We are all still friends, and only want the best for each other.
3. Our new album “Collapsible Lung” is finished and will be coming out soon. It was made by all five of us. We apologize for the delays thus far. We are so excited about it and can’t wait for you to hear it!
When Matt and I started this band in high school, we could have never imagined where it was headed, and it has continued to be a blessing and an amazing experience throughout the years. Thank you for sticking with us, hanging out with us, singing with us, and being a part of our lives.
Life happens. It is difficult to balance families, financial responsibilities, relationships, and the rest of life. Time won’t slow down, and we are all on a journey, becoming the people we are going to be, and figuring out how to live.
The Jo(h)ns and Ethan are not able to do this upcoming tour. We hope to continue to make records and play shows together in the future.
We do plan to continue to play shows and make records. We would only ask at this point for your continued support. These types of things can tend to seem more dramatic than they actually are, and we urge you to not spread speculation about what may be going on. We would ask that you would support us and hope for the best for us individually and collectively.
“We are excited to announce that we are going back out on tour with our good friends Hellogoodbye and William Becket! We are equally as excited to have Mike Mains & the Branches starting the show off each night! Tickets go on sale this weekend. There may be something shiny and new at the merch table to buy at each tour date! Head over to www.relientk.com for a complete list of tour dates!”
- From Facebook
04/19 – Spring Arbor, MI @ Spring Arbor University
04/24 – Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
04/25 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
04/26 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
04/27 – St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
04/28 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
04/30 – Knoxville, TN @ Bijou Theatre
05/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend
05/02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
05/03 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
05/04 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel<
05/05 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
05/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale Boston
05/08 – Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
05/10 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
05/11 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Showboat Atlantic City – House of Blues
05/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
05/14 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
05/15 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
05/16 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
05/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Lights
05/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
05/19 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
07/03 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
07/18 – Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
07/24 – St Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater