“Ad Astra Per Aspera is a very successful journey into new waters for Abandon Kansas’ major career. It’s catchy enough to warrant some serious radio play, but intricate and original enough to please the ears of listeners who enjoy more complex music” –Absolute Punk

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).  Band to kick off tour with Swimming For Dolphins on March 8.

During the making of Ad Astra Per Aspera the band video taped the entire creative process from beginning to end, from song writing to art concepts to private studio moments and part 1 in this video series can be viewed today at: http://www.youtube.com/user/AbandonKansas

“We sat down with our video producer friend Tim Dodd back in November to talk about the making of the new record. These videos have a lot of insight into the writing and recording process and the artwork and concept for Ad Astra Per Aspera. There are also never-before-seen clips from the studio and the road and clips of unreleased songs throughout the series of videos”—Explains singer Jeremy Spring

Fans can get a sneak listen from Ad Astra Per Aspera, the track ‘A Conversation With The Sky; will be streaming this week at www.facebook.com/abandonkansas.

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

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.

See them live:

w/ Swimming With Dolphins

3/8 Wichita, KS   Gracepoint

3/9 Hays, KS Celebration Church

3/10 Boulder, CO The Brickhouse

3/11 Sandy, UT    City Church

w/ Swimming With Dolphins & From Indian Lakes

3/12 Las Vegas, NV ICLV

3/13 Glendale, AZ Rain Venue

3/14 Yucca Valley, CA    Joshua Springs Calvary Chapel

3/16 San Bernardino, CA Christian Fellowship

3/17 Yorba Linda, CA Friends Church

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 Theater

3/24 Seattle, WA Studio Seven

3/25 Camas, WA The Revolution Room

3/26 Boise, ID The Venue

3/28 Belle Fourche, SD The Safehouse

3/29 Sioux Falls, SD Embrace Church

w/ Swimming With Dolphins and Mike Mains & The Branches

3/31  Minneapolis, MN  Station 4

4/1 Ames, IA Zeke’s

4/2 Cedar Falls, IA The Hub

4/4 Elgin, IL Judson University

4/5 Charleston, IL The Warehouse

4/7 Bay City, MI The Loft

4/8 Owsosso, MI The Clearing

w/ Showbread & Quiet Science

4/13  Chattanooga, TN  The Warehouse

4/14  Douglassville, GA  The 7 Venue

4/15  Tallahassee, FL  Florida State University

4/16  Jacksonville, FL  Murray Hill Theater

4/17 Orlando, FL Backbooth

4/20 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern

4/21 Greenville, SC The Channel

4/22 Nashville, TN Rocketown

4/24 Columbia, MS Hill City Warehouse

w/ Showbread and The Wedding

4/29 Houston, TX The Core

4/30 Dallas, TX The Door Dallas

5/2 Little Rock, AR Downtown Music Hall

5/3 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory

5/4 Tulsa, OK The Marquee

5/5  Springfield,MO  Ugly Mugs

5/6 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar

More dates to come….

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