Abandon Kansas

Bio

AK is known for it's genuine live performance, sculpting their energetic show through 1,000+ shows the last 5 years on the road. Channeling bands with arena rock sounds such as U2 and The Killers, AK is a loud and refreshing voice in the alternative scene. A groovy thundering rhythm section from drummer Brian Scheideman and bassist Nick Patrick featuring off the wall guitar licks and dance moves from guitarist Brad Foster, all led by passionate melodies and lyrics from charismatic frontman Jeremy Spring.

In summer 2008 Abandon Kansas was discovered on an independent tour in support of their first full-length at a show in Alabama by Gotee Records out of Tennessee (owned by Toby Mac, roster includes Relient K, House of Heroes, Jamie Grace) and signed in early 2009. In 2010, AK was listed first on Alternative Press’ “100 bands you need to know” list. In 2011 the band released “Ad Astra Per Aspera”, the first label full length, receiving praise from critics and spending three days at #1 on Amazonmp3’s top selling albums. Relevant magazine describes the music as “Kings of Leon swagger with a euro-rock feel.” That same record was nominated for a Dove award for best rock album and followed up by new top 20 radio singles “Chariot” and “Turn It To Gold” in 2012. Known for their dedicated fan base, the band has traveled to fan’s house’s for a couple months a year the last four years playing acoustic sets in fan’s living rooms to give back. AK is headed back into the studio in 2013 gearing up for their next full length with tour dates in the US, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, and parts of Europe.

 

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Facts:

Years: 2006-Present
Genre: Rock
Members: Jeremy Spring, Brian Scheideman, Brad Foster, Nick Patrick
Current Record Label: Gotee Records
Albums: You Build a Wall, I'll Build a Ladder (2008), The Earth Falls Asleep (2009), We're All Going Somewhere EP (2009), Ad Astra Per Aspera (2011), Turn It To Gold EP (2013)

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