Gotee Records is proud to announce the signing of indie pop/rock band Abandon Kansas to the label’s roster.

On September 8, the label will release their debut We’re All Going Somewhere EP, available exclusively at iTunes and live events.  Produced by Mark Townsend (Relient K, House of Heroes), Abandon Kansas created a project that will surprise you with its honesty and soul-searching drive.

“We finally found a label that fits who we are as musicians and who we are as dudes,” states Jeremy Spring, frontman of Abandon Kansas.  “We couldn’t be happier with the way this record turned out, and the opportunities Gotee has already given us.  We want to make more music and we want to be able to release that is bigger and better ways.  Gotee is going to help us do exactly that.

“Mark also was a huge influence in helping us figure out exactly what kind of band we are.  He really set us free from our whole pop past and helped us find our voice as in an indie band with melodic, pop elements.”

Known for their incessant touring schedule, Abandon Kansas plans to be on the road full time the remainder of the year.  Currently on the Secret Service tour with Sleep for Sleepers and Hazel and Vine, the band continues their touring tradition with a hometown album release show and then starting immediately on the Super Big Time American Traveling Concert Tour with the House of Heroes and The Wedding.

The Secret Service Tour with Sleep for Sleepers and Hazel and Vine.
Aug 29 – Glendale, AZ
Aug 30 – Palm Springs, CA
Sept 1 – San Luis Obispo, CA
Sept 2 – Santa Rosa, CA
Sept 3 – Sacramento, CA
Sept 4 – Fresno, CA
Sept 5 – Los Gatos, CA
Sept 6 – Quincy, CA
Sept 11 – Wichita, KS – CD Release Party!
Sept 12 – Lake Ozark MO

Tour with House of Heroes and The Wedding (more dates TBA)
Sept 13 – Claremore, OK
Sept 14 –  Kansas City, MO
Sept 17 – University City, MO
Sept 18 – Bismark, ND
Sept 19 – Minneapolis, MN
Sept 23 – Franklin IN
Sept 25 – Orion, MI
Sept 28 – East Ridge, TN
Sept 29 – Greenville, SC
Oct 1 – Jacksonville, FL
Oct 10 – Plano, TX




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