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The members of Midwest Skies met in 2007 at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Midwest Skies! officially came together in the summer of 2009, opening for a tour package that consisted of The Secret Handshake/The Bigger Lights/The Dangerous Summer.
In January of 2010, Midwest Skies! received the opportunity to record their first demos at Mattress Factory Studios in Chicago, Illinois with producer Martin Atkins (American Bandstand, Nine Inch Nails, Public Image LTD.) and engineer Steve Moore. Their debut EP, THE GLORY DAYS, was released in Spring of 2011, recorded at Mackinaw Harvest Studios in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and so began their first tour in support of the EP.
Following that, they recorded GHOSTS OF 46th at The Foxboro Studios in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2012. After touring in support of that album extensively, performing huge shows such as the 105.3 HOT NEW YEARS EVE PARTY for 30,000 people, they spent some time recording their most recent EP, WISH YOU WERE HERE, released in September of 2013, at Always Be Genius Studios in Crown Point, Indiana.
Since then, Midwest Skies! has had the opportunity to tour extensively across the US and parts of Canada, perform at many popular music festivals, and share the stage with today's biggest acts. They have reached a level of success not seen by many Grand Rapids-based bands, and continue to astonish new fans and venue owners with their electric live performances, fueled by hooks and heavy crowd participation.