Remerges on the Billboard Top 200
Chart After 20 Years
Miracles Out Of Nowhere
Debuts at #37 on Album Chart, #61 on Top 200
Film Reveals the Untold Story of the
Great American Progressive Rock Band
Watch The Miracles Out Of Nowhere
Trailer Here: http://smarturl.it/kansas_vid
“Miracles Out Of Nowhere” is the unlikely yet true story of a great band that came out of the Heartland, and made rock & roll history that’s so much more than dust in the wind.”
– David Wild, Rolling Stone
“From miracles to masterpieces, this is the definitive story of Kansas!”
– Jeb Wright, ClassicRockRevisited.com
“As epic a story as much of the music KANSAS made, and frequently as wild and wonderful.”
– Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine
“Miracles Out of Nowhere is a compelling documentary which chronicles Kansas’ rise from a local Midwestern band to one of the Seventies most iconic and influential super groups.”
-Joe Lalaina, Guitar World
“If you only watch one documentary in 2015, make it Miracles Out of Nowhere, directed by Charley Randazzo.. It shows you how they went from being a local band from Topeka, Kansas to rock and roll icons. And their journey is one hell of a story.”
– Suzanna Bowling, Times Square Chronicles
April 2nd, 2015 – More than twenty-five years have passed since KANSAS has made an appearance on the Billboard charts. Today, Miracles Out Of Nowhere, the documentary (and companion audio CD) chronicling their incredible career has debuted in the Billboard Top 200! This incredible feat comes on the heels of the band’s 40-year anniversary of their debut album.
To commemorate the occasion, the classic KANSAS lineup reunited, for the first time in more than 30 years; at the place their incredible journey began, Topeka, Kansas! There, they relived the incredible untold story of one of the most successful American rock bands of their era. Returning to monumental career landmarks in their hometown, as well as sharing untold memories ranging from touring to songwriting and recording, the band shares how the smash hit “Dust in the Wind” was just a passing comment away from never being recorded! Viewers will hear the band tell stories about recording in the studio next to John Lennon, a backstage fight with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and how the words “free beer” changed their lives forever! Miracles Out of Nowhere presents KANSAS in a way they have never before been seen.
Miracles Out Of Nowhere had a televised premiere with VH1 Classic and Palladia on Friday, March 20th. The premiere was incredibly well received and boasted amazing numbers for both channels.
The documentary features interviews from legendary Queen guitarist and former tour mate Brian May, acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien, Rolling Stone journalist David Wild, and more. Featured prominently is country icon Garth Brooks, who counts KANSAS, alongside The Beatles and the Eagles, as one of his greatest inspirations. These extraordinary new insights are coupled with rare and unseen footage, including live performances and candid, fan-shot footage of the band on the road. Miracles Out of Nowhere offers an unprecedented look at the incredible ascent of KANSAS, a story that will appeal to new fans and veteran enthusiasts alike.
The film is available for purchase at http://www.miraclesoutofnowhere.com/
From the beginning, KANSAS was fascinating in its unconventional approach to rock stardom. The sextet, composed of drummer Phil Ehart, bassist Dave Hope, keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren, violinist/vocalist Robby Steinhardt, vocalist/keyboardist Steve Walsh, and guitarist Richard Williams were unlikely candidates for mainstream success in every way. After an improbable pairing with rock impresario Don Kirshner, the man behind the Monkees who signed and financed KANSAS on his Kirshner label, their relentless drive to succeed eventually resulted in instantly recognizable iconic hits like “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.”
KANSAS has released eight gold albums, three 6x platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and the million-selling single “Dust in the Wind.” Albums and singles by KANSAS could be found on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks during the 1970s and 1980s. “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry On My Wayward Son” can still be heard on today’s radio.
KANSAS Press Contact:
Dayna Ghiraldi-Travers | Big Picture Media
NYC | Los Angeles
Natalie Schaffer | Big Picture Media
New York City | Los Angeles
250 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Office: 310.274.2946 | Cell: 661.233.6479