Plain White T's

The Andover Convention & Visitors Bureau presents

Plain White T's

Vertical Horizon

Sat · August 11, 2018

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$0.00 - $50.00

Join us at Capitol Federal Amphitheater® on Saturday, June 16th at 7PM for the 2nd concert of the summer. All gates open at 5pm.
Lawn & Bowl - Free
Premium - $25*
VIP - $50*
*chairs provided in Premium & VIP sections 

Please click the venue map on the right hand of the screen for a layout of each section. Tickets are available online only. No tickets will be sold at the gates. 

All events at Capitol Federal Amphitheater® are rain or shine. No refunds. 

No outside food & beverage. One 1L sealed water bottle will be allowed. The following items are prohibited at events: coolers, weapons (including but not limited to pocket knives, guns, box cutters, and knives), professional cameras and camera equipment, audio or video recording devices. 

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Plain White T's
Plain White T's
Plain White T’s - composed of Tom Higgenson, Tim Lopez, Dave Trio, De’Mar Hamilton and Mike Retondo - kicked off their vibrant career in the Chicago suburbs in 1997, playing a unique blend of pop, punk, and melody-driven rock and roll in basements and clubs across the metro area.

Two decades later, the quintet has become a global success, with thousands of shows, a string of multi-platinum hit singles (“Rhythm of Love,” “1, 2, 3, 4”) and one of the most downloaded songs of all time under their belts: GRAMMY-nominated “Hey There Delilah.”

The quintet first came to Fearless Records in early 2000, releasing their certified gold albums, All That We Needed, and later in conjunction with Hollywood Records, Every Second Counts, featuring mega-hit single "Hey There Delilah," which propelled the band to superstardom and lead them to become one of the most praised bands in American rock. In total, the band has released seven full-length studio albums, creating epic rock songs and acoustic-leaning ballads that have made them a household name.

Now, Plain White T's are thrilled to return to Fearless Records for the next exciting chapter of their career with a brand-new single called “Land of the Living,” – the first taste of new music from the group since their self-released 2015 album, American Nights.

"Fearless was the first label to ever support us and believe in the band, so it just seems so natural to reunite with them after all these years," says vocalist and guitarist Tom Higgenson. "Land of the Living is a song that can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. For us, it's about following your passion no matter what, and enjoying the ups and downs along the way."

Plain White T's teamed up with Project Greenlight Digital Studios (PGLDS) to create the music video for "Land of The Living." PGLDS is an open, story-driven, creative community that exists to empower the next generation of great filmmakers. In July of 2016, PGLDS launched a nationwide search for an independent director to create the video. Since the release of “Land of the Living”, Plain White T’s have gone back to their roots, taking the stage at this year’s Alternative Press Music Awards, where they celebrated the 10th anniversary of their chart-topping hit “Hey There Delilah,” and performing at the Vans Warped Tour in Cleveland, OH.


The band is currently in the studio to record their new album, slated for release in early 2018.
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon
Vertical Horizon stands for a commitment to superior music. It’s a concept that has always meant a steadfast striving for the artistically-creative high road. Consistently at the wheel, founder, writer, lead singer and guitarist, Matt Scannell drives and unites the group, always exploring new territories of inspiration. Perhaps the most significant key to Vertical Horizon’s success today is the freedom they have from the constraints of a major recording label. Scannell says, "Our music is coming from the purest place - there are no other considerations beyond 'Do we like this? Does it mean something us?'" Vertical Horizon works at a tempo that fuels the creative process. It’s no wonder why so many performers cite them as influences.

Burning the Days, Vertical Horizon’s newest studio album (2009) is a true testament to their commitment to making brilliant music. Produced by Scannell, this twelve-track rock album reflects the quest for balance in a journey from challenge to peace. According to Scannell, the album is “sonically as good as anything we have ever done. This album and our renewed sense of creativity really resonates with our fans.” Burning the Days features virtuoso drummer Neil Peart of Rush on “Save Me from Myself”, “Even Now,” and “Welcome to the Bottom.” Also featured is Richard Marx playing piano on “Here” and producing two of Matt’s lead vocal tracks. The two radio singles from the album, “Save Me from Myself” and “The Lucky One” have been successful on the Hot AC charts, and have given Vertical Horizon a current presence at radio. According to Alternative Addiction, “This album is a perfect showcase for Vertical Horizon’s return to the spotlight and could easily be one of the best albums of 2009.”

Founded in the early 1990s as a duo, Vertical Horizon released three albums independently (There and Back Again, Running on Ice, and Live Stages) and toured extensively. In 1999, Vertical Horizon signed with RCA and experienced meteoric success with Everything You Want, selling over two million copies. The title song captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts, and went on to become the most played single of 2000. Having carved out a page in the annals of music history, the band also garnered further radio attention with “You’re a God” (#4 on Billboard’s Adult Chart) and “Best I Ever Had (Grey Sky Morning),” which became a 2005 top 20 country hit for country star, Gary Allan.

As a follow-up, in 2003, the band released Go. Tracks such as “Inside” (a frequent concert opener), “I'm Still Here,” and “Forever” provided true commercial appeal, whereas the deeper tracks, like “When You Cry,” “Sunshine,” and “Echo” kept the band established as a formidable, no-nonsense rock entity. Unfortunately, music-industry mismanagement drove the band to seek a hiatus from “the business,” and they took time to reevaluate the creative process and distribution model. After some time away, Vertical Horizon emerged with the same conclusion their fans had: you can’t keep a good band down.

Today’s Vertical Horizon shares the practices of most long-enduring acts: different creative personnel have entered and exited, adding to the ever-expanding sonic tapestry. Experienced bands also run the gamut where it comes to variety, and Vertical Horizon is no exception here. Genres, styles, sounds are the band’s “tools of the trade,” but they’re used with such variety—such intricacy—that it’s a challenge to “classify” the band’s sound. Sure it’s rock, but nuances mean so much.

"As someone who battles a 'glass is half empty' outlook at times, I actually find myself in a very positive place right now,” says Scannell, and well he should be. Vertical Horizon is currently touring in support of Burning the Days. The high energy shows are filled with an assortment of their well-known and latest hits. The band plays off each other with an almost feverish dynamic energy, drawing the fans into a riveting musical experience at every show.

Vertical Horizon is what it always has been: a vibrant, growing musical entity. It’s not a reissue: it’s bigger, better, and reloaded. The band’s “wheel of change” continues to turn. Hold on to the wheel, and you’ll be dragged. Instead, let it roll—and enjoy the ride.
Venue Information:
Capitol Federal Amphitheater
1609 E Central Avenue
Andover, KS, 67002
https://www.andoverks.com/612/Capitol-Federal-Amphitheater