The early 2000s would’ve been nothing without the existence of Switchfoot and Relient K. Aside from being friendly enough for your parents to enjoy alongside you, these two bands defied the landscape of alternative rock music by combining pop punk and Christian rock to create infectiously catchy songs. (“Dare You to Move” and “Be My Escape”, anyone?)
Over a decade and a half later, both groups are still out there churning out music for us die-hards to devour. So naturally, we flipped out when we heard that Switchfoot and Relient K decided to head out on the road together this fall to promote Where the Light Shines Through and Air for Free, respectively.
Pretend it’s still 2004, crank up classics like “This is Your Life” and “Who I Am Hates Who I’ve Been”, and check out our gallery of the musicians performing live in Clive, Iowa below.