Kansas City pop rock act The After Party will hit the road with Hollywood Ending starting August 21. Special guests on the run include Sandlot Heroes and Almost Hero. The band will be playing songs off the band’s latest release Kansas.
Formed in early 2010, The After Party swept through the underground music scene and quickly gained notoriety for their refreshing blend of pop, rock and something that listeners can’t quite put their fingers on. This versatile quartet traces its roots back to a small town in Kansas; a humble beginning for a band that has impacted so many lives worldwide through not only music, but also a personal connection with fans. The group’s debut EP, entitled “All The Wrong Places,” struck a chord with the music community and opened new opportunities such as increased radio time, a Hot Topic acoustic tour, and even an appearance on MTV television. It quickly became clear that The After Party is rarely in all the wrong places after all.
From there, The After Party recorded 2011’s Self-Titled sophomore EP with Zach Odom and Kenneth Mount. Singles such as ‘California’ and ‘Can’t Stop’ have captivated audiences and resonated with listeners all over the world. In the first quarter of 2012 The After Party hit the road again, embarking on several full U.S. and Canadian tours, supporting bands such as Allstar Weekend, Boyce Avenue, and Secondhand Serenade. The EP and the band’s passionate live performances showcased the group’s maturity and set the bar high for what was to come next.
After spending months on the road, the band returned to the studio to record their follow up EP, ‘Kansas’ released on July 10, 2012. New singles such as ‘She’s Gotta Boyfriend’ and ‘Here Comes The Rain’ are proof that The After Party has grown immensely as artists and have found the perfect combination of creativity and diversity in composing their own brand of timeless pop songs. The group’s charisma and vibrant musical style have brought their work to the foreground of the music industry. Through their dedication and devotion to the art of creating sound, these four young musicians are most definitely not in Kansas anymore.
Check out The After Party’s recent cover of Katy Perry’s hit “Wide Awake”: www.youtube.com/watch?v=85qT4qlkTqs&feature=player_embedded.
Praise for The After Party’s Kansas:
“Kansas, the second EP from sunflower state natives The After Party, puts the pop in pop rock. The band’s dancey hooks will have you bouncing around your room. You’ll be reminded of the warm summer nights of hanging with friends and being worry-free. It’s the soundtrack to the sunny scenes of a teen drama.”- Idobi Radio
“…the perfect summer soundtrack…”- Tune Into L
“…feel-good pop music…”- DestroytheCyb.org
Aug 19 Agawam, MA Six Flags New England’s Concert Pre-Party w/ THE AFTER PARTY
Aug 21 Pittsburgh, PA Smiling Moose
Aug 22 Cleveland, OH Wilbert’s
Aug 23 St Paul, MN Station 4
Aug 24 La Crosse, WI Warehouse
Aug 25 Barrington, IL Penny Road Pub
Aug 26 Dallas, TX Prophet Bar
Aug 29 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
Aug 30 Allentown, PA Croc Rock
Aug 31 Nutley, NJ Radiant
Sept 1 Rockville Centre, NY Vibe Lounge
Sept 2 Cambridge, MA Middle East