Kansas to Launch Tour In Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Breakthrough Album "Leftoverture"

KANSAS will be touring select cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their breakthrough album Leftoverture. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their soon to be released album, The Prelude Implicit. Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, April 22, 2016. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.     

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.

"These definitely will not be your typical KANSAS concerts of the past few years," comments original KANSAS guitarist Richard Williams. "This is incredibly exciting for the entire band, and hopefully our fans. It's something we've never done before, play an album in its entirety, as part of a set. Leftoverture was our breakthrough, and it's special that we are getting to celebrate it 40 years later. We've never even played 'Questions of My Childhood' live before. I can't wait!" 

Throughout the tour live shows will also feature debut performances of songs from the band's upcoming studio release The Prelude Implicit. The new album, scheduled for release in September 2016 will be the band's 15th studio album and first new album since 2000.

KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, "This is going to be really special for both the band and our fans. It has been really wild recording The Prelude Implicit. We are anxious to perform some of the songs for live audiences. To be able to do that while also performing Leftoverture in its entirety, and more; this is going to be a blast! Who knows, we may even have some more twists added in!" 

KANSAS LEFTOVERTURE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED DATES: 

DATE                           CITY/STATE                VENUE

September 30              Pittsburgh, PA              Benedum Center
October 1                     Philadelphia, PA          Merriam Theater
October 7                     Atlanta, GA                  Atlanta Symphony Hall
October 8                     Nashville, TN                Ryman Auditorium
October 15                   Dallas, TX                    Majestic Theater
October 21                   St. Louis, MO               Peabody Opera House
October 22                   Kansas City, MO          Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
October 27                   Indianapolis, IN            Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
October 28                   Detroit, MI                    Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
October 30                   Cincinnati, OH              Taft Theatre
November 3                 Milwaukee, WI              Pabst Theater
November 4                 Chicago, IL                  Copernicus Center
November 11               Clearwater, FL              Ruth Eckerd Hall
November 12               Ft. Lauderdale, FL       Broward Center for Performing Arts
November 18               New Bedford, MA         Zeiterion Theatre

* additional dates to be added