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Abandon Kansas In Ecuador, One of AP's 100 Bands You Need To Know ABANDON KANSAS TRAVEL WITH COMPASSION INTERNATIONAL
TO ECUADOR TO MEET SPONSORED CHILD
“Abandon Kansas won’t be happy until every last one of you witness the monstrous rock riffs and killer melodies they’re playing on We’re All Going Somewhere”
– Alternative Press, April 2010
Already deemed by Alternative Press as “One of The Bands You Need To Know in 2010” Abandon Kansas is making their presence known and helping to create change through music.
“As far as long term goals, none of us have any desire to be rich and famous. If we can keep connecting with people through music then we'll be content. There are way too many bands out there already so we're trying to make what
we do a little bigger than music.” – states Jeremy Spring, vocalist for Abandon Kansas.
And deliver something larger than just music is exactly what they do on their debut EP release from Gotee Records, Weʼre All Going Somewhere out now. With fearless hearts, ingenious songwriting, and poignant wit, Spring and company shine.
Looking for ways to reach out and give back beyond their music a few band members recently embarked on a journey with Compassion International - www.compassion.com.
“If you know our band at all then you know we've been working close with Compassion International the last two years. We're visiting the Compassion projects in Ecuador so we can see what Compassion is all about first hand. Brian sponsors a boy named Darwin who is from Ecuador and we're going to have the chance to meet him”
– explains Spring
The band has posted video updates from Ecuador on their youtube page, check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtZRGcpYFSA
An exhaustive touring schedule and work ethic has built a steady, resolute following. The band played over 300 shows in 2009 and will embark on non-stop touring through out 2010. One heart at a time, one city at a time, day after day the band plans to bring their music and their message to the masses.
See them live:
3/16 Rock Island Live Wichita, KS
3/18 Jackpot Saloon Lawrence, KS
3/21 AMP’d @ Regeneration Ft. Smith, AR
3/23 Harvest Pensacola Pensacola, FL
3/26 The Hanger Mobile, AL
3/27 Murray Hill Theater Jacksonville, FL
3/28 Elm Street Covington, GA
3/30 Live on First Cleveland, TN
3/31 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
4/1 Tremont Music Hall Charlotte, NC
4/2 Club Relevant Virginia Beach, VA
4/3 Boondocks York Haven, PA
4/5 theshotshot Zanesville, OH
4/6 The Loft Bay City, MI
4/8 The Mixtape Café Grand Rapids, MI
4/10 The Gear Franklin, IN
4/14 Northview Church Danville, IN
4/15 Bethel Temple Canton, OH
4/17 Mid Atlantic Community Crofton, MD
4/18 Cornerstone Baptist Darlington, SC
4/19 The Warehouse East Ridge, TN
4/21 The Plaza Theater Orlando, FL
4/22 Murray Hill Theater Jacksonville, FL
4/23 The Channel Greenville, SC