WIN A PRIVATE SKYPE PERFORMANCE BY LEAD VOCALIST JEREMY SPRING facebook.com/abandonkansas

SEE A NEW INSTALLMENT OF THE MAKING OF AD ASTRA PER ASPERA AT http://youtu.be/EnuhW6g-lU8

Just off a successful tour with Swimming With Dolphins, Abandon Kansas refuses to slow down. The band has set off on a new trek of dates with Showbread and Quiet Science leading them into May dates with The Wedding and Showbread. A May/June run with Wavorly and Hyland deemed the ‘mother MAY I’ tour will follow (dates below).

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

“We’ve never done a tour like this before. We’re playing an hour long set, all kinds of surprises and we’re playing six shows a week for nine weeks. It’s a marathon, but four weeks into it I can tell ya this much, we’re having a blast. The deeper we get into the tour the more people are singing along with songs off Ad Astra Per Aspera and of course the old ones are just as much fun as ever. As radical as the west coast was this time around, I’ve got a feeling the best shows on this tour are coming up in the midwest with The Wedding and Showbread. Come to a show!”—explains singer Jeremy Spring

Abandon Kansas recently released their first full-length album for Gotee Records, Ad Astra Per Aspera (latin for “to the stars through difficulties”) out now at all digital outlets and shows, produced by Mark Lee Townsend (Deas Vail, House of Heroes, Relient K).

Abandon Kansas fan photo contest kicks off today.

Contest Instructions:

Attend an Abandon Kansas show on the 2011 tour.

Take a photo of the band

Upload the photo to facebook.com/abandonkansas

Photo submissions will be accepted until midnight (CDT) May 12th.

3 Finalists will be selected by Abandon Kansas

1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be determined by public vote.

Creativity is the Key! Shoot with your fancy DSLR. Use your camera phone & add an instagram filter. Snap a Polaroid and scan it. Anything goes! Finalists will not necessarily be picked based on professionalism so be innovative and creative!

Check out facebook.com/abandonkansas for prize details.

See them on tour:

w/ Showbread and 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

4/18 Tampa, FL         The Landing

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

4/26 Pensacola, FL Private Event

4/27 Mobile, AL    Alabama Music Box

4/28 Baton Rouge, LA    The Mission Venue

w/ The Wedding and Showbread

4/29 Houston, TX The Core

4/30 Dallas, TX    The Door Dallas

5/1 Texarkana, AR Trinity Baptist Church

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

5/7 McPherson, KS The Warehouse

5/8 Wichita, KS Orpheum Theater

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