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KANSAS Extends Their 50th Anniversary Tour By Adding Third Leg

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Thursday, March 21, 2024 @ 8:50 AM


23 New Dates; Tour Now Ending December 2024

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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.

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 Noel 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.


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