ROCK BAND KANSAS EXTENDS THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD

ROCK BAND KANSAS EXTENDS THEIR 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD

19th March 2024 0 By John Deaux

As a result of brisk ticket sales and numerous sellouts, America’s preeminent progressive rock band KANSAS is adding a third and final leg to their 50th Anniversary Tour. The “Another Fork in The Road” Tour celebrates 50 years of the band’s illustrious music history with concerts featuring two full hours of memorable hits, fan favorites and deep cuts rarely performed live. The tour has been hallmarked by energetic and spellbinding performances at some of the foremost theaters and performing arts centers across the United States and into Canada.

Most newly announced concert dates go on sale this Friday, March 22, 2024, at 10AM Local Venue Time. KANSAS Fan Club, American Express Card Holders, Spotify, and other pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 20, at 10AM Eastern Time.

Previously announced concert dates and KANSAS VIP Packages are on sale now and selling fast.

Ticket information can be found at kansasband.com/tour-dates/

“This tour has already been incredibly special for the band. The 50th Anniversary Tour started in 2023 which commemorates KANSAS’s first year as a band. It is continuing in 2024 which commemorates the release of the first KANSAS album,” comments KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “There are so many places in the U.S. where we haven’t been able to play yet, Topeka and Wichita just to name two, we knew we would have to add a third and final leg to the tour. After such a successful and sold-out premiere of the tour in Pittsburgh, PA, we wanted to put an exclamation point on the tour by having the closing 50th Anniversary Tour concert take place back there at the Benedum Center.”

In a tribute to the band’s five decades of success, Billboard Magazine describes the basis for their longstanding appeal: “Blending blues-based hard rock and intricate progressive constructions, KANSAS staked out its own musical territory, at once original and accessible.” Billboard.com – KANSAS Hits 50

“The audiences for this 50th Anniversary Tour have been exhilarating,” adds KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “Let me tell you, after a decade of performing in the band, the energy the fans bring each night continues to give me goosebumps. Fans in attendance seem to continue to raise their energy level and that just makes it even more fun for us up on stage than it already is!”

“As in life, our entire career has been a winding journey,” adds original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, and finally worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture & Point of Know Return.” Williams goes on to remember, “That was followed by various lineup changes, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last decade.” Williams concludes, “There have been and continue to be several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release represent that journey and the forks along that road.”

To further celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary, InsideOutMusic has released Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS. The 3-CD career-spanning collection features carefully selected tracks from across KANSAS’s sizable discography. It also includes a new version of the song ‘Can I Tell You.’ Originally released on their 1974 debut album, the song is updated by the current lineup. Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS is available now. Fans can order it HERE

KANSAS boasts a lineup including original guitarist Richard Williams, bassist & vocalist Billy Greer, lead vocalist & keyboardist Ronnie Platt, keyboardist & vocalist Tom Brislin, violinist & guitarist Joe Deninzon, and original drummer Phil Ehart. Drummer Eric Holmquist is performing on drums while Phil Ehart continues to recover from a major heart attack.

This summer, KANSAS will take a break from its 50th Anniversary Tour to perform its KANSAS Classics set at different events across the United States.

With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences.

Newly Announced KANSAS 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork in the Road Tour Dates:

September 24, 2024  Thousand Oaks, CA  Bank of America Performing Arts Center
September 27, 2024  Mesa, AZ        Mesa Arts Center
September 28, 2024  Las Vegas, NV        The Smith Center
October 4, 2024        Topeka, KS        Topeka Performing Arts Center
October 5, 2024        Park City, KS        Hartman Arena
October 11, 2024      Colorado Springs, CO    Pikes Peak Center
October 12, 2024      Cheyenne, WY        Cheyenne Civic Center
October 18, 2024      Jackson, MS        Thalia Mara Hall
October 19, 2024      Shreveport, LA        Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
October 25, 2024      Midland, TX        Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
October 26, 2024      Austin, TX        ACL Live at the Moody Theater
November 1, 2024    Rockford, IL        Coronado Performing Arts Center
November 2, 2024    Appleton, WI        Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
November 8, 2024    Peoria, IL        Peoria Civic Center
November 9, 2024     Joliet, IL        Rialto Square Theatre
November 15, 2024   Evans, GA        Columbia County Performing Arts Center
November 16, 2024    Spartanburg, SC    Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
November 22, 2024   Paducah, KY        Carson Center for the Performing Arts
November 23, 2024   Nashville, IN        Brown County Music Center
December 5, 2024    Fayetteville, NC        Crown Theatre
December 6, 2024    Roanoke, VA        Berglund Center
December 8, 2024    Reading, PA        Santander Performing Arts Center
December 11, 2024    Pittsburgh, PA        Benedum Center

Previously Announced KANSAS 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork in the Road Tour Dates:
March 22, 2024   Salina, KS        The Stiefel Theatre
March 23, 2024   Salina, KS        The Stiefel Theatre
April 5, 2024        Toledo, OH        Stranahan Theater
April 6, 2024        Elkhart, IN        Lerner Theater
April 12, 2024      Champaign, IL        Virginia Theatre
April 13, 2024      Waukegan, IL        Genesee Theatre
April 19, 2024      Marietta, OH        Peoples Bank Theatre
April 20, 2024      Newark, OH        Midland Theatre
April 26, 202        Morristown, NJ        Mayo Performing Arts Center
April 27, 2024      Lancaster, PA        American Music Theatre
May 2, 2024        Rochester, NY        Kodak Center*
May 4, 2024        Toronto, ON        Massey Hall*
May 10, 2024      Concord, NH        Capitol Center for the Arts
May 11, 2024      Albany, NY        Palace Theatre
May 16, 2024       Brookville, NY        Tilles Center*
May 17, 2024       Providence, RI        Providence Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2024       New Haven, CT        College Street Music Hall

*Rescheduled dates from 2023 already on sale. Tickets for the original date will be honored for these concerts.

KANSAS Classics Tour Dates:
July 19, 2024               Walker, MN            Moondance Jam Festival
September 13, 2024    Lincoln, CA           The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino
September 17, 2024    Saratoga, CA        The Mountain Winery
September 19, 2024    Temecula, CA        Pechanga Resort Casino
September 20, 2024    Rancho Mirage, CA Agua Caliente Casino Resort
September 22, 2024    San Diego, CA       Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
March 15, 2025            Fort Lauderdale, FL 70s Rock & Romance Cruise
*More KANSAS Classics dates to be added.

 

For more information on KANSAS and the Another Fork in the Road – 50th Anniversary Tour please visit:
www.youtube.com/kansas
www.threads.net/kansasband
www.instagram.com/kansasband
www.twitter.com/kansasband
www.facebook.com/kansasband
www.kansasband.com

 

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