Rock Band KANSAS to Expand Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to Select U.S. Cities in 2017 Due to High Demand Sextuple-Platinum Album to Be Performed in its Entirety


November 28th, 2016 – KANSAS will be bringing their highly successful Leftoverture tour to more parts of the United States in the spring of 2017! For the first time in its 43-year history, the band is performing the hit album in its entirety. The tour showcases two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.

Due to very popular demand, dates have been confirmed across cities such as Los Angeles, Portland, Denver, Seattle, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and more.

“The band has been pretty overwhelmed by the popularity of both this tour and the new album,” commented KANSAS drummer, and original member, Phil Ehart.“Never having performed an album in its entirety, we didn’t know what to expect. Due to the enthusiasm from our fans, we are excited to expand this tour to select cities next year. Who knows, maybe it can grow even more!”

Tickets for the tour dates can be purchased starting on Friday, December 2.

In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Carry On Wayward Son,” along with fan favorites such as “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind,” Leftoverture became the band’s breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold. They are performing the album in its entirety on this tour.

The Prelude Implicit, the band’s most recent album, which was released on September 23rd, marked KANSAS’ biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The album reached #14 on the Top 200 album chart, #41 on the Billboard 200, #5 for Rock Albums, #6 for Physical Albums, #17 on the Vinyl Albums chart and more. The Prelude Implicit is now available for purchase in stores and online at Best Buy, Amazon, Apple Music, FYE, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Spotify and Independent Record Shops. Links to select retailers can be found below:

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December 1 Daytona Beach, FL The Peabody Auditorium
December 2 Lancaster, SC The Bundy Auditorium
December 3 Fayetteville, NC Crown Theater


March 24 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre
March 25 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
April 18 Denver, CO The Paramount
April 20 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
April 22 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
April 23 Chandler, AZ Chandler Center for the Arts
April 26 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
April 28 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 29 Seattle, WA Moore Theater

For more information on KANSAS and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, please visit:

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Dayna Ghiraldi | Big Picture Media
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