Relient K to perform April concert at SAU

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Spring Arbor University welcomes Relient K in concert on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m., in the fieldhouse on Spring Arbor University’s main campus. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for SAU students (one ticket per student – must present student ID – only available for purchase on main campus), $20 for advance general admissions tickets, and $25 at the door. There is a special group rate of $15 for groups of 10 or more.

SAU students and general admission tickets are currently on sale. Visit the SAU Bookstore or to purchase tickets.

“We are excited to welcome Relient K, the top-requested band by our students, in concert this spring,” says Bobby Pratt, assistant dean of students.

About Relient K (courtesy of
Relient K played its first gig in December 1997, back when Matthew Thiessen and guitarist Matt Hoopes were still in high school and tooling around in the latter’s Plymouth Reliant K, which inspired the band’s name. The group recorded its first demo the following year with producer Mark Lee Townsend, who has worked on each of the band’s subsequent full-length albums (although Five Score And Seven Years Ago was largely produced by Howard Benson).

In the ensuing decade, Relient K has released five full-length albums (of which three have been certified Gold), five EPs and a Christmas collection, toured incessantly, scored a string of hit singles, a Grammy nomination and two Dove awards, and performed on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and numerous other national TV shows. The Los Angeles Times praised Relient K for “its smart blend of punk pop and power pop, weaving together influences as diverse as the Beach Boys, Blink-182 and Fountains of Wayne” while Spin noted: “Few bands play punk-influenced modern rock as proficiently.”  But the band’s quirky sense of humor remains intact and there’s a fresh excitement about the future. For more information, visit

For more information on the event, call 517.750.6330.

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