Greetings from Bradenton, Florida. Whereas most kids fight against their hometown and think the grass is greener outside of where they grew up, the four guys in We The Kings embrace their upbringing, showing all sorts of love for Bradenton on their self-titled debut disc.
Ranging in ages from 19-22, the alternative punk-pop-rock band is named after King Middle School where all four band members attended -- in fact, two are brothers, three of the guys went to elementary school together and some played on the same sports teams when younger.
"We really just wanted to reflect on how much our hometown means to us, how it sculpted us and, even beyond the band, how long we've all been together," says singer/guitarist/songwriter Travis Clark.
The guys' journey so far is really just beginning. With their history and pride in their pockets, Travis, Hunter, Drew and Danny are more ready than ever to bring a little bit of Bradenton good times to the rest of the world.
The band are Touring in the UK this May:
May 22 2009 Cathouse Glasgow, UK
May 23 2009 Academy 3 Manchester, UK
May 24 2009 1 Refectory - Slam Dunk Festival Leeds, UK
May 26 2009 O2 Academy 2 Oxford, UK
May 27 2009 KCLSU London, UK
May 28 2009 Civic Hall Bar Wolverhampton, UK
May 29 2009 Clwb lfor Bach Cardiff, UK
May 30 2009 Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth, UK
May 31 2009 Rock City Basement Nottingham, UK
Travis Clark -- Vocals, Guitar
Hunter Thomsen -- Guitar, Backing Vocals
Drew Thomsen-- Bass
Danny Duncan -- Drums