Abandon Kansas’ version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” is featured on AmazonMP3.com‘s 25 days of Free Christmas Promotion, along with artists such as Fleet Foxes, Chris Isaak, and the Indigo Girls.  Get it here:  http://amzn.to/25DaysFree

Singer Jeremy Spring is currently on the road where he will play living rooms across America, literally on a solo acoustic run deemed The Living Room Tour II.

For show specific information visit www.abandonkansaslovesyou.com or http://jeremyspring.tumblr.com/

Abandon Kansas recently finished recording their full-length album for Gotee Records, Ad Astra Per Aspera (latin for “to the stars through difficulties”) with producer Mark Lee Townsend (Deas Vail, House of Heroes).  To give fans an early taste of Ad Astra Per Aspera, the first single from the release ‘The Golden State’ is  available now at iTunes and all digital outlets, the digital single includes the new single, music video and the never-released acoustic version of ‘Close Your Eyes’ (studio version available on the band’s 2009 EP release We’re All Going Somewhere).

Abandon Kansas’ version of “O Come All Ye Faithful” is included on ‘Tis The Season To Be Gotee Christmas compilation, out now at all digital outlets. Tis The Season To Be Gotee also features label-mates Relient K, House of Heroes, Ayiesha Woods and Stephanie Smith performing a variety of holiday classics and favorites.

The Living Room Tour II

12/7                  Acworth, GA                             Zach’s House

12/8                  Winter Haven, FL                       Ridge Point Church

12/9                  Valrico, FL                                South Brandon Worship Center

12/10                Titusville, FL                              Party in the Cul-de-sac

12/11                 Jacksonville, FL                       Memorial Park in Riverside

12/12                 Easley, SC                                           The Alfonso Home for Wayward Souls (early)

12/12                Westminster, SC                       The Rock (late) Shop

12/13                Cincinnati, OH                           Corner Bloc Coffee

12/14                 Highland Heights, KY                Live on 89.7 FM WNKU / NPR

12/14                 Auburn, IN                                Adam’s House

12/15                 De Pere, WI                             The Point

12/16                 Minneapolis, MN                      Lincoln House

12/18                Owatonna, MN                          Tim’s House

12/19                 Omaha, NE                              Scooter’s Coffeehouse (early)

12/19                 Lincoln, NE                              Andrew’s House (late)

12/20                 Lees Summit, MO                     Evan’s House

12/20                Overland Park, KS                     The Peterson’s Home

12/21                Oskaloosa, KS                          The VanHoozier’s House (early)

12/21                 Junction City, KS                     Jordan’s House (late)

12/22                 Clay Center, KS                        First Presbyterian Coffee House

12/23                 Wichita, KS                             Mead’s Corner

For bio, cover and images, visit: http://media.gotee.com




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