Having toured extensively throughout the mid-west over the past three years, Kansas natives and Sparrow Records’ band Samestate are set to play across the south as a part of the “So Long Summer” tour. Joining Samestate will be up-and-coming band Caleb, founded by songwriter/frontman Caleb Chapman and drummer Will Chapman, the sons of GRAMMY ® Award winning artist Steven Curtis Chapman.
“We are so excited to join Caleb on the “So Long Summer” Tour,” vocalist Dalton Diehl said. “Our main goal is to share the message of hope and the love of Christ with the people we meet each night.  Caleb is an awesome band with great music and a similar heart for ministry.  We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to share the stage with them!”
Since their inception in 2009, Samestate has been touring and working with producers such as Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Third Day, Seabird) and Brandon Paddock (Leeland, Abandon Kansas, Queens Club) to develop their alternative rock sound.  Earlier this summer, the band released their debut Sparrow Records EP, currently available on iTunes ®, and is finalizing the details on their first full-length album, The Alignment, set to release in early 2012.
The tour will consist of shows in eight markets throughout the south beginning August 16 in Grovetown, Georgia and wrapping up in St. Petersburg, Florida on August 28. See full list of tour dates below.
For more information about the band and tour details visit: http://samestatemusic.com/
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About Samestate:
The heart behind the Kansas natives of Samestate is to become better men through everything that happens while following the plans God has for their lives. Since their inception in 2009, the band has stayed true to their vision as they quickly entered the music world touring the mid-west and working with producers such as Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Third Day, Seabird) and Brandon Paddock (Leeland, Abandon Kansas, Queens Club) to develop their alternative rock sound, while continuing to dig deeper in their relationship with Christ.  Now, after signing with major label EMICMG, the five-piece band prepares to take the next step in their musical journey with the release of their debut full-length album titled The Alignment, releasing in early 2012.
About Caleb:
Introducing Caleb, a four-piece independent rock band out of Franklin, TN with founded by songwriter/frontman Caleb Chapman and drummer Will Chapman. Caleb is musical parts alternative, rock, and pop with pondering lyrics that ask and answer big questions in life and do so with inspiring melodies that easily get caught in your head. Ultimately, the heart of the band beats to create music that’s accessible to everyone while maintaining artistic integrity and honesty. Caleb has recently performed on the Casting Crowns tour and on the Night With The Chapmans tour. For more information, please visit CalebMusic.com
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“So Long Summer” Tour (Dates Subject to Change)
8-16-2011
Grovetown
GA
8-17-2011
Aiken
SC
8-18-2011
Knoxville
TN
8-24-2011
Pompano Beach
FL
8-25-2011
Umatilla
FL
8-26-2011
Ft. Meade
FL
8-27-2011
Okeechobee
FL
8-28-2011
Saint Petersburg
FL

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