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Classic Rock band Kansas announces new album

Kansas new album 2020

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Classic Rock band Kansas announces new album

Classic Rock band Kansas announced a new album to be released in 2020. The album wil be called “Absence of Presence”. Drummer Phil Ehart complained in an interview that people are currently physically present, but at the same time absent because they spend their time focused on their cell phones and other electronics. It is as if there is an absence of presence.


It is from this idea that comes the name of the seventeenth Kansas album. Which will be released on April 16th. Also, apparently, the keyboards will have prominence, as in the initial phase of the group. The first single will be released in April, as will the tracklist.

Kansas next tour dates


  • 14, 2020 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
  • 22, 2020 Knoxville, TN Tennessee Theatre
  • 28, 2020 Augusta, GA The Miller Theater
  • 29, 2020 Chattanooga, TN Tivoli Theatre


  • 6, 2020 Wichita Falls, TX Memorial Auditorium
  • 7, 2020 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
  • 13, 2020 Salem, OR Elsinore Theatre
  • 15, 2020 Grand Junction, CO The Avalon Theatre
  • 18, 2020 San Luis Obispo, CA Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
  • 19, 2020 Thousand Oaks, CA Bank of America Performing Arts Center
  • 21, 2020 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center
  • 22, 2020 Cerritos, CA Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts

Kansas is an American rock band from the 1970s specializing in progressive style. Dave Hope (bass), Phil Ehart (drums), Robby Steinhardt (violin and vocals), Steve Walsh (keyboard and vocals) and Rich Williams (guitar) formed the band White Clover in their hometown of Topeka, Kansas. After that, the entry of Kerry Livgren (keyboard and guitar) the band’s name was changed to Kansas.

The group’s first album was simply titled “Kansas” and was only the springboard for the success of those who would come later: “Song for America”, “Masque”, “Point of Know Return” and “Leftoverture”, these last two won several awards. In addition, the band excelled in classifying progressive rock classics like “Carry on Wayward Son”, which today is the theme for each season finale of the North American series Supernatural. Also, “Song for America” ​​and “The Wall” and others.

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