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Kansas announce 50th anniversary tour dates

Formed in Topeka, Kansas back in 1973, Kansas celebrates their 50th anniversary in 2023 and announced a big North American tour. The band will perform next June, July, August, September, October, November, December and also January (2024).

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Their most recent album is “The Absence of Presence” released in 2020. Their current line-up has Phil Ehart (Drums), Rich Williams (Guitar), Billy Greer (Bass), David Ragsdale (Violin), Ronnie Platt (Vocals) and Torn Brislin (Keyboards).

In the last five decades the band released 16 studio albums and 7 live records.

The band’s original guitarist Richard Williams talked in an official statement about the tour, saying: “Our entire career has been a winding journey. Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture & Point of Know Return, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, various lineup changes, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last eight years.

“There have been several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release will represent that journey and the forks along that road,” Richard Williams said.

Kansas announce 50th anniversary tour dates

June

  • 2 – Pittsburgh – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
  • 3 – Baltimore – The Lyric Baltimore
  • 9 – Glenside, Pa. – Keswick Theatre
  • 10 – Glenside, Pa. – Keswick Theatre
  • 16 – Fort Wayne, Ind. – Embassy Theatre
  • 17 – Detroit – Fisher Theatre
  • 29 – Toronto – Massey Hall

July

  • 1 – Rochester, N.Y. – Kodak Center
  • 7 – Cincinnati – Taft Theatre
  • 8 – Indianapolis – Clowes Memorial Hall
  • 14 – Minneapolis – State Theatre
  • 15 – Chicago – The Chicago Theatre
  • 21 – Wausau, Wis. – The Grand Theater
  • 22 – Milwaukee – The Riverside Theater
  • 27 – Kansas City – The Midland Theatre
  • 29 – St. Louis – The Fabulous Fox Theatre

August

  • 4 – Des Moines – Hoyt Sherman Place
  • 5 – Omaha – Orpheum Theater
  • 18 – Knoxville – Tennessee Theatre
  • 19 – Nashville – Ryman Auditorium
  • 25 – Denver – The Paramount Theatre
  • 26 – Salt Lake City – Eccles Theater

September

  • 6 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 8 – Seattle – The Paramount Theater
  • 9 – Portland, Ore. – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 12 – Boise – Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
  • 14 – San Francisco – Golden Gate Theatre
  • 16 – Los Angeles – The Orpheum Theatre
  • 17 – San Diego – Balboa Theatre
  • 22 – Albuquerque – Kiva Auditorium
  • 24 – El Paso, Texas – The Plaza Theatre

October

  • 12 – Worcester, Mass. – The Hanover Theatre
  • 13 – Brookville, N.Y. – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
  • 20 – San Antonio – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
  • 21 – Sugar Land, Texas- Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
  • 26 – Huntsville, Ala. – Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
  • 27 – Memphis – Orpheum Theatre

November

  • 3 – Charlotte – Ovens Auditorium
  • 4 – Durham, N.C. – Durham Performing Arts Center

December

  • 1 – Savannah – Johnny Mercer Theatre
  • 2 – Atlanta – Fox Theatre

January (2024)

  • 12 – Jacksonville – Florida Theatre
  • 13 – North Charleston, S.C. – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
  • 19 – Fort Myers, Fla. – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
  • 20 – Clearwater, Fla. – Ruth Eckerd Hall
  • 27 – Melbourne, Fla. – Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
  • 28 – Fort Lauderdale – Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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