Kansas Concert Updates

In the interest of rapidly developing public health concerns and warnings, and due to uncertainties pertaining to COVID-19, the following KANSAS concert dates are postponed:
 
March 13 – Salem, OR: Elsinore Theatre (Initially Rescheduled November 30, 2020. Now Rescheduled for May 20, 2021)
March 15 – Grand Junction, CO: The Avalon Theatre (Rescheduled for May 18, 2021)
March 18 – San Luis Obispo, CA: Performing Arts Center – Cancelled
March 19 – Thousand Oaks, CA: Bank of America Performing Arts Center (Rescheduled for December 2, 2020)
March 21 – Las Vegas, NV: The Smith Center (Rescheduled May 28, 2021)
March 22 – Cerritos, CA: Cerritos Center for the Arts (Rescheduled December 3, 2020 – now CANCELLED with entire venue 2019-2020 season)
April 17 – Madison, WI: The Orpheum Theater (Rescheduled for October 10, 2020, now CANCELLED)
April 18 – Appleton, WI: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Rescheduled for October 9, 2020, now June 4, 2021)
April 24 – Elkhart, IN: The Lerner Theater (Rescheduled for June 26, 2021)
April 25 – Davenport, IA: Adler Theatre (Rescheduled for September 27, 2020, now CANCELLED)
May 1 – Salem, VA: Salem Civic Center (Rescheduled for June 12, 2021)
May 2 – Richmond, VA: Dominion Energy Center (Rescheduled for June 11, 2021)
May 8 – Lowell, MA: Lowell Memorial Auditorium (Rescheduled for March 25, 2021)
May 9 – New Haven, CT: College Street Music Hall (Rescheduled for March 27, 2021)
May 15 – Newark, OH: Midland Theatre (Rescheduled for December 19, 2020)
May 16 – Marietta, OH: Peoples Bank Theatre (Rescheduled for December 17, 2020)
May 17 – Marietta, OH Peoples Bank Theatre (Rescheduled for December 18, 2020)
May 20 – Wichita, KS: Wave (Rescheduled for May 12, 2021)
May 21 – Mayetta, KS: Grand Prairie Band Casino(Rescheduled for September 17, 2020 – Now Cancelled)
May 23 – Biloxi, MS: IP Casino (Rescheduled for November 21, 2020)
May 29 – Fayetteville, AR: Walton Arts Center – Cancelled
May 30 – Little Rock, AR: Robinson Performance Hall – Cancelled
July 9-September 13 – The Jukebox Heroes Tour 2020 with Foreigner, KANSAS, and Europe is cancelled.
October 2, 2020 – Effingham, IL – (Rescheduled for September 24, 2021)
October 4, 2020 – Deadwood, SD (Rescheduled for September 26, 2021)
December 2, 2020 – Thousand Oaks, CA –  (Rescheduled for May 26, 2021)
December 17 & 18 – Marietta, OH – (Rescheduled for June 17, 2021 and June 18, 2021)
December 19 – Newark, OH – (Rescheduled for June 19, 2021)
 
The Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour has been rescheduled to 2021. Those dates can be found at www.kansasband.com
 
Tickets purchased for re-scheduled concerts will be honored for the new concerts.
 
More information will be forthcoming from point of purchase or local box offices.
 
The March 18, 2020 concert in San Luis Obispo, CA has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase.
 
The March 22/December 3, 2020 concert in Cerritos, CA has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.
 
The April 17/October 10, 2020 concert in Madison, WI has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase.
 
The April 25/September 27, 2020 concert in Davenport, IA has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase
 
The May 21/September 17, 2020 concert in Mayetta, KS has been cancelled.
 
The May 29, 2020 concert in Fayetteville, AR has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.
 
The May 30, 2020 concert in Little Rock, AR has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.
 
The entire KANSAS organization is disappointed by this development, however the safety of our fans, venue employees, the public, and our entire team is paramount.

The Absence of Presence Soars High on the Billboard Album Charts

#4 CURRENT ROCK ALBUMS

#10 BILLBOARD TOP ALBUMS

#10 TOP CURRENT ALBUMS

#2 UK ROCK ALBUMS

JULY 29, 2020 – ‘The Absence of Presence’, the recently released, new studio album from America’s legendary progressive rock band, KANSAS, made an impressive charting debut on the Billboard album charts. In the US alone, the album currently holds the #4 spot for Current Rock Albums, #5 Internet Albums, #10 Billboard Top Albums, and #10 Top Current Albums. Worldwide, ‘The Absence of Presence’ came in at the top spot for Sweden Rock/Metal Albums Chart, #2 for UK Rock Albums, and #4 Switzerland Albums Chart.

Released to fan and critical acclaim, ‘The Absence of Presence’ is now available to stream and purchase at: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence. The album has been widely praised for its musicianship and dedication to classic KANSAS sound. From Forbes, and Billboard to American Songwriter, critics have called it one of the best albums in the KANSAS catalogue.

Previous to the album’s release, the band released songs and music videos for the singles “Memories Down the Line”, “Jets Overhead”, and “Throwing Mountains”.

Now that ‘The Absence of Presence’ has officially been released, we are excited for fans to finally hear the entire album,” commented lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “The band is very proud of the album and grateful for KANSAS fans’ support of it. Hopefully it gives fans something to sink their teeth into and enjoy until we can get back out performing concerts.”

Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart: http://bit.ly/KansasBillboardTAoP.

“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’

“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platt’s towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.

The album is available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services. To stream or purchase, please visit: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence

Kansas Release Long Awaited New Album

‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’ OUT NOW

STREAM AND PURCHASE TODAY

“The Absence of Presence will be the next album offering from prog rock veterans Kansas, who have been more present than absent in recent years.”

 – Billboard

“Longtime, hardcore fans will roar with approval at the precise musicianship, contemplative lyrics, soaring vocals with tight harmonies, intricate arrangements, memorable riffs, complex changes, and majestic musical passages in the album’s nine songs.”

American Songwriter

JULY 17, 2020KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released their long awaited new studio album “The Absence of Presence” today through Inside Out Music. Fans can now purchase and stream the album at https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence.

The album is also available at Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and Independent Record Stores. Find a Walmart near you that is carrying the album at https://kansas-absenceofpresence.webflow.io/

The album has been widely praised for its musicianship and dedication to classic KANSAS sound. From Billboard to American Songwriter, critics have called it one of the best albums in the KANSAS catalogue.

Previous to the album’s release, the band released songs and music videos for the singles “Memories Down the Line”, “Jets Overhead”, and “Throwing Mountains”.

We are really excited for our fans to be able to finally be able to hear ‘The Absence of Presence in full,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”

Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart: http://bit.ly/KansasBillboardTAoP.

“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’

“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platt’s towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.

The album is available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services. To stream or purchase, please visit: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence

“The Absence of Presence” Track Listing:

  • The Absence of Presence
  • Throwing Mountains
  • Jets Overhead
  • Propulsion 1
  • Memories Down the Line
  • Circus of Illusion
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Never
  • The Song the River Sang

In the interest of rapidly developing public health concerns and warnings due to the Coronavirus, recent KANSAS tour dates are postponed and being rescheduled. For more information on your specific date, visit: https://bit.ly/2zFSVRf

Follow KANSAS
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Press Contact
Natalie Schaffer | Big Picture Media
195 Broadway, Suite 341. Brooklyn NY 11211
Office: 212-675-3103 | [email protected]

Virginia Dates Re-Scheduled

Due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, the KANSAS concerts scheduled in Virginia the weekend of June 20 & 21 have been rescheduled. New dates are as follows:
 
June 11, 2021 – Richmond, VA: Dominion Energy Center
June 12, 2021 – Salem, VA: Salem Civic Center
 
Please keep your tickets. They will be honored for the 2021 performance.

New Song & Music Video for “Jets Overhead”

 KANSAS RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “JETS OVERHEAD”

TAKEN FROM THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM ‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 26, 2020

LISTEN AND WATCH

‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’  NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

“Longtime, hardcore fans will roar with approval at the precise musicianship, contemplative lyrics, soaring vocals with tight harmonies, intricate arrangements, memorable riffs, complex changes, and majestic musical passages in the album’s nine songs.”   American Songwriter

“This is a beautifully-executed and classy album of rare superiority, and it will no doubt bring you much listening comfort in these times of uncertainty.”  The Prog Report

JUNE 5, 2020KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released another new song and music video for their song “Jets Overhead” taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video at this link: https://bit.ly/2BswEXn

“Jets Overhead” has become one of my favorite songs on the album, says KANSAS Guitarist Zak Rizvi, who wrote the music for the song. “Tom Brislin wrote some fantastic lyrics, David Ragsdale‘s violin solo is absolutely smoking, and Ronnie Platt nailed the vocals.”

“Jets Overhead” follows the release of “Memories Down the Line”, which was released on May 15. Fans can stream the song and watch the video here:

In April,  they released the song and music video for “Throwing Mountains”, which can be seen here:

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The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video: https://bit.ly/KSTAOPprev.

Today, ‘The Absence of Presence’ is available for pre-order.

We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”

Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart: http://bit.ly/KansasBillboardTAoP.

“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’

“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platts towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.

“The Absence of Presence” will be released June 26, 2020, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services.

To pre-order ‘The Absence of Presence’, visit: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence

“The Absence of Presence” Track Listing:

  • The Absence of Presence
  • Throwing Mountains
  • Jets Overhead
  • Propulsion 1
  • Memories Down the Line
  • Circus of Illusion
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Never
  • The Song the River Sang

Follow KANSAS

www.facebook.com/kansasband

www.twitter.com/kansasband

www.instagram.com/kansasband

 

Press Contact

Natalie Schaffer | Big Picture Media

195 Broadway, Suite 341. Brooklyn NY 11211

Office: 212-675-3103 | [email protected]

European Tour Postponed Until 2021

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour scheduled for October & November 2020 has been postponed until October & November 2021. New dates are listed below.

While we are disappointed at the need to reschedule, KANSAS is excited to bring the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour to our European fans in 2021.

Keep your tickets. Tickets for 2020 concerts will be honored for the rescheduled concert in 2021.

October 12, 2021 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle

October 13, 2021 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks

October 15, 2021 – Helsinki, Finland – Culture House

October 16, 2021 – Tampere, Finland – Tamperetalo

October 18, 2021 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus

October 20, 2021 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene

October 22, 2021 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom

October 23, 2021 – Bochum, Germany – RuhrCongress

October 27, 2021 – Munich, Germany – Circus Krone

October 28, 2021 – Heilbronn, Germany – Harmonie

October 30, 2021 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Carre Theatre

October 31, 2021 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal

November 2, 2021 – Paris, France – L’Olympia Theatre

November 4, 2021 – London, England – Palladium

New Song & Music Video for “Memories Down The Line”

 KANSAS RELEASES NEW SONG AND MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MEMORIES DOWN THE LINE”

TAKEN FROM THE BAND’S NEW ALBUM ‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’

RELEASE DATE: JUNE 26, 2020

 

LISTEN AND WATCH

‘THE ABSENCE OF PRESENCE’

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

“Longtime, hardcore fans will roar with approval at the precise musicianship, contemplative lyrics, soaring vocals with tight harmonies, intricate arrangements, memorable riffs, complex changes, and majestic musical passages in the album’s nine songs.”   American Songwriter

MAY 15, 2020KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released a new song and music video for their song “Memories Down the Line” taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video at this link: https://bit.ly/KansasMemoriesVid

“‘Memories Down the Line’ starts out as a piano-based rock ballad; It builds dynamically to a more powerful sound that still has a sense of longing to it,” comments KANSAS keyboardist Tom Brislin. “Lyrically, I was intrigued by the concept of not only passing down one’s physical traits from generation to generation, but also the experiences that shape us. As with a number of coincidences occurring with this album, I had no idea we would be living through unforgettable times, when the song would be released.”

“We are living during a time when people are doing a lot of reflecting – reflecting on past memories, or the memories they are making right now,” adds KANSAS Lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “‘Memories Down the Line’ really makes one consider the importance of sharing our experiences with those who come after us. I love the sincerity of the song.”

The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video: https://bit.ly/KSTAOPprev.

Today, ‘The Absence of Presence’ is available for pre-order.

Last month they released the song and music video for “Throwing Mountains”, which can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMOX5rSFb18

We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”

Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart: http://bit.ly/KansasBillboardTAoP.

“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’

“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platts towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.

“The Absence of Presence” will be released June 26, 2020, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, and digitally on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and all other streaming services.

To pre-order ‘The Absence of Presence’, visit: https://kansas.lnk.to/TheAbsenceofPresence

“The Absence of Presence” Track Listing:

  • The Absence of Presence
  • Throwing Mountains
  • Jets Overhead
  • Propulsion 1
  • Memories Down the Line
  • Circus of Illusion
  • Animals on the Roof
  • Never
  • The Song the River Sang

Follow KANSAS

www.facebook.com/kansasband

www.twitter.com/kansasband

www.instagram.com/kansasband

 

Press Contact

Natalie Schaffer | Big Picture Media

195 Broadway, Suite 341. Brooklyn NY 11211

Office: 212-675-3103 | [email protected]

Concert Update

In the interest of rapidly developing public health concerns and warnings, the following KANSAS concert dates are postponed. 

March 13 – Salem, OR: Elsinore Theatre (Rescheduled for November 30, 2020)
March 15 – Grand Junction, CO: The Avalon Theatre (Rescheduled for May 18, 2021)
March 18 – San Luis Obispo, CA: Performing Arts Canter – Cancelled
March 19 – Thousand Oaks, CA: Bank of America Performing Arts Center (Rescheduled for December 2, 2020)
March 21 – Las Vegas, NV: The Smith Center (Rescheduled July 5, 2020)
March 22 – Cerritos, CA: Cerritos Center for the Arts (Rescheduled December 3, 2020)
April 17 – Madison, WI: The Orpheum Theater (Rescheduled for October 10, 2020)
April 18 – Appleton, WI: Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (Rescheduled for October 9, 2020)
April 24 – Elkhart, IN: The Lerner Theater (Rescheduled for September 26, 2020)
April 25 – Davenport, IA: Adler Theatre (Rescheduled for September 27, 2020)
May 1 – Salem, VA: Salem Civic Center (Rescheduled for June 20, 2020)
May 2 – Richmond, VA: Dominion Energy Center (Rescheduled for June 21, 2020)
May 8 – Lowell, MA: Lowell Memorial Auditorium (Rescheduled for March 25, 2021)
May 9 – New Haven, CT: College Street Music Hall (Rescheduled for March 27, 2021)
May 15 – Newark, OH: Midland Theatre (Rescheduled for December 19, 2020)
May 16 – Marietta, OH: Peoples Bank Theatre (Rescheduled for December 17, 2020)
May 17 – Marietta, OH Peoples Bank Theatre (Rescheduled for December 18, 2020) 
May 20 – Wichita, KS: Wave (Rescheduled for September 18, 2020)
May 21 – Mayetta, KS: Grand Prairie Band Casino(Rescheduled for September 17, 2020)
May 23 – Biloxi, MS: IP Casino (Rescheduled for November 21, 2020)
May 29 – Fayetteville, AR: Walton Arts Center – Cancelled
May 30 – Little Rock, AR: Robinson Performance Hall – Cancelled

Tickets purchased for re-scheduled concerts will be honored for the new concerts. 

More information will be forthcoming from point of purchase or local box offices. 

The March 18, 2020 concert in San Luis Obispo, CA has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. 

The May 29, 2020 concert in Fayetteville, AR has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The May 30, 2020 concert in Little Rock, AR has been cancelled and refunds are available at the point of purchase.

The entire KANSAS organization is disappointed by this development, however the safety of our fans, venue employees, the public, and our entire team is paramount.