LIVE May 13th – McElroy Auditorium
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Kansas are an American classic rock act surprisingly from Kansas. They are made up of 5 gents who play write progressive rock songs and have been performing for over 40 years. KANSAS has spent more than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple generations of music lovers. The band’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70’s, what seemed to be “different,” was actually ahead of its time.
This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner. The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classicrock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.
In 1998, KANSAS released an orchestral album; “Always Never the Same,” recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras. In 2000 KANSAS went back into the studio with original band member and songwriter Kerry Livgren to produce “Somewhere to Elsewhere,” the first album featuring all 6 of the original players in 20 years! The ten new songs were written by Kerry Livgren and recorded in his studio in Topeka, KS. Players included: Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh and Richard Williams.
KANSAS in 2002, released a state-of-the-art DVD using the latest technology in film, audio and visual design, entitled “Device-Voice-Drum.” The DVD was the driving force behind the 2002/2003 tour. Sony Music released a boxed set in 2004 titled “Sail On” which featured unique KANSAS cuts as well as vintage video footage on the included DVD disc.