In an interview with POLLSTAR last fall, the band expressed their concern that they may be saturating the Christian market. For example, they played at 27 of 28 Christian music festivals during the summer last year.

“By Christmas time this year (2001), I don’t think we have any place in the Christian market left to play,” their manager Timothy Eddings said. “I think we’re gonna look to play colleges or opening slots for a general market band in the spring.”

And that’s exactly what the band has lined up for this year. They’ve nailed down gigs at universities, theme parks, churches, theatres and, of course, Christian music festivals over the course of eight months – from February through September.

One of their new ventures will be at the annual Asbury Park Skate ‘N Surf festival in New Jersey. The fest is April 19-21, with Relient K playing on the 19th. Of the 150 or so bands expected to show up are New Found Glory, Hot Rod Circuit, the Descendents and face to face.