The legendary American Progressive Rock band, ‘Kansas’, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their album ‘Leftoverture’ at The Wiltern theater in Los Angeles, California. The night was filled with classic songs such as ‘Icarus – Borne on Wings of Steel’, ‘Dust in the Wind’, and the classic ‘Carry On Wayward Son’.
The group also performed tracks from their latest album ‘The Prelude Implicit’, which came out in Spetember of last year.
KANSAS will be expanding their highly successful Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to more parts of the United States in the fall of 2017! Billboard announced the expansion of the tour in an exclusive article and interview here:
For the first time in its 43-year history, the band is performing the hit album in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.
Based on incredible demand, dates have been confirmed for a final U.S. leg of the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour across cities such as San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Topeka, KS; Champaign, IL; Wichita, KS; Knoxville, TN; Toledo, OH; Jacksonville, FL; and many more.
“We are having so much fun doing these Leftoverture 40th Anniversary shows, we just want to keep doing them,” comments KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “We had no idea when we started doing these, last fall, that they would be so popular. When we first started discussing this concept, we were just hoping to be able to do ten of these type shows. We would not have predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 of them. I can’t think of a better way to wrap up 2017, before taking a break from the road at the beginning of 2018, to record a new studio album.”
KANSAS pre-sale tickets, Wheat & Greet VIP Packages, and Premium Seat Packages for most new Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour dates will be available at 10 AM local time on Friday, March 24, using passcode KANSASBAND. More information, including pre-sale ticket & VIP Package links will be available at www.kansasband.com or at the band’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/kansasband. Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public at 10AM local time on March 31.
In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Carry On Wayward Son,” along with fan favorites such as “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind,” Leftoverture became the band’s breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold. They are performing the album in its entirety on this tour.
The Prelude Implicit, the band’s most recent album, which was released on September 23rd, marked KANSAS’ biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The album reached #14 on the Top 200 album chart, #41 on the Billboard 200, #5 for Rock Albums, #6 for Physical Albums, #17 on the Vinyl Albums chart and more. The Prelude Implicit is now available for purchase in stores and online at Best Buy, Amazon, Apple Music, FYE, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Spotify and Independent Record Shops. Links to select retailers can be found below:
Amazon – http://amzn.to/2cWwNRp
Best Buy – http://bit.ly/2da7bBI
iTunes/Apple Music – http://apple.co/2aSjBQc
Wal-Mart – http://bit.ly/2d2Fgog
Independent Record Shops – http://recordstoreday.com/Stores
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2b0Oi3j
Google Play http://bit.ly/2asRFhn
Kansas is a progressive rock band that formed in Topeka, Kansas, United States in 1970. The band is best known for their international hit singles “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind”, from 1976 and 1977 respectively.
The band’s classic lineup consisted of Steve Walsh (lead vocals and keyboards), Richard Williams (lead guitar), Kerry Livgren (keyboards and guitar), Robby Steinhardt (violin, lead and backing vocals), Dave Hope (bass) and Phil Ehart (drums). Read more on Last.fm