Abandon Kansas is excited to release their full-length album for Gotee Records, Ad Astra Per Aspera (latin for “to the stars through difficulties”) on March 8 at all digital outlets and tour stops, produced Mark Lee Townsend (Deas Vail, House of Heroes, Relient K).

Check out a new song “Heaven Come My Way” at youtube.com/abandonkansas

Abandon Kansas is: Jeremy Spring – vocals, guitar, keys, Brad Foster – guitar, Chet Kueffer – bass and Brian Scheideman – drums

The band has extensive 2011 tour plans, look for them to hit the road March 9 – April 8 with Tooth & Nail band Swimming With Dolphins, From Indian Lakes and Mike Mains & The Branches, April 13 – 28 with Showbread (Come & Live), Quiet Science and The Gills and April 29 – May 7 with The Wedding and Showbread (Come & Live) first leg of tour dates below.

With an extensive touring schedule and DIY work ethic, the band has already garnered a legion of loyal fans and was named one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010.”  Abandon Kansas is determined to continue to bring their music to the masses with the release of Ad Astra Per Aspera.

Wanting to stay in touch with fans as much as possible the band has started a AK tumblr, keep up on all AK happenings here: http://abandonkansas.tumblr.com/

“We thought it’d be fun to start a blog with a view into the day-to-day exciting yet mysterious life of a band. Tumblr is a rad way to stay connected right now and Chet is going to be posting pictures, videos, and journal entries with excerpts from our daily life as if you’re right there with us on tour. He’ll be keeping you posted on what we’re up to while we’re home as well. Follow AK on Tumblr and we will be looking forward to following your tumblr too!” explains Jeremy

See them live (with Swimming With Dolphins, From Indian Lakes and Mike Mains & The Branches):

3/9              Hays, KS                Celebration Church

3/10             Boulder, CO           The Brickhouse

3/11             Sandy, UT              City Church

3/12             Las Vegas, NV        ICLV

3/14             Yucca Valley, CA     Joshua Springs Calvary

3/16             San Bernadino, CA  Christian Fellowship

3/18             Fresno, CA            Kuppajoe

3/19             Roseville, CA                   Club Retro

3/20            Yuba City, CA                  The Vault

3/22            Ashland, OR           The Revolution

3/23            Portland, OR          Backspace

3/24            Seattle, WA                   Studio Seven

3/25            Camas, WA            Revolution Room

3/26            Boise, ID               The Venue

3/28            Belle Fourche, SD  Life Center

3/29            Sioux Falls, SD      Embrace Church

3/31             Minneapolis, MN    Station 4

4/1               Ames, IA               Zeke’s

4/2              Cedar Falls, IA      The Hub

4/5              Charleston, IL       The Warehouse

4/7              Bay City, MI          The Loft

4/8              Owsosso, MI                   The Clearing

More dates to come….

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