The Prelude Implicit Marks the Band’s Best Selling Week in Soundscan Era

THE ALBUM LANDS THE #5 SPOT ON THE ROCK CHARTS, #6 FOR PHYSICAL ALBUMS, #14 ON THE TOP 200 AND MORE

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH KANSASBAND.COM

ON TOUR NOW CELEBRATING
THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM LEFTOVERTURE

SEXTUPLE PLATINUM ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED
IN IT’S ENTIRETY

“The sound of The Prelude Implicit is vintage Kansas, flaunting intricate, orchestrated arrangements, tricky time signatures, sweeping melodies and rich harmonics”.
Billboard

“Listening to The Prelude Implicit, you hear echoes of everything that Kansas has been – the heartland prog-rock group, the rowdy bar band, the group with the chart hits, the hard-edged version from the late Eighties”
  Rolling Stone

“There is not a clunker, or any filler anywhere…A band that has been without new tunes for over a decade and a half is now changing things up and rediscovering themselves… and they are a force to be reckoned with.”
Classic Rock Revisited

“The Prelude Implicit is a grand statement, perhaps the grandest Kansas has made in the last thirty five years. It is the sound of a band comfortable with all the facets of it’s past, yet excited about the new possibilities of the future;
But above all, it is a triumph.”
Sentinel Daily

OCTOBER 3rd, 2016 – The Prelude Implicit, the new album from legendary rock band, Kansas, which was released on September 23rd, 2016, marks the band’s biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The Prelude Implicit landed at #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, Wal-Mart, Spotify and Independent Record Shops. Links to retailers can be found below:

Amazon – http://amzn.to/2cWwNRp
Best Buy – http://bit.ly/2da7bBI
iTunes/Apple Music – http://apple.co/2aSjBQc
Wal-Mart – http://bit.ly/2d2Fgog
Independent Record Shops – http://recordstoreday.com/Stores
Spotify – http://spoti.fi/2b0Oi3j
Google Play  http://bit.ly/2asRFhn

They have released two new songs from the album, both of which are being regarded as “essential Kansas”. Fans can stream “With This Heart” with Billboard, here: http://goo.gl/9uYSkM and “Visibility Zero” with Rolling Stone, here: http://goo.gl/Z1E7Cq

Both songs are also now available for purchase and streaming through iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify, and Google Play.

The Prelude Implicit is the first new album release in 16 years for the band that 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 progressive epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’ The album will be available on CD, double 180 Gram Vinyl and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

Fans can order now by visiting Kansasband.com and on Amazon.com.

The Prelude Implicit features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams.  KANSAS’s signature sound is evident throughout the album.  It showcases Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals. 

KANSAS returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with Inside Out Music.  Says Inside Out founder and president Thomas Waber, “KANSAS is the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the United States. I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA.  ‘The Prelude Implicit’ undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy.  I can’t stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album.”

The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined.  “This is definitely a KANSAS album,” remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit,’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of KANSAS fan.  After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of ‘The Prelude Implicit.’”

Lead Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that KANSAS fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”

The album title, The Prelude Implicit means, “Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning,” explains Ehart. Tattoo artist, Denise de la Cerda, did the oil painting of the front and back cover.  “It shows a Phoenix flying from the past into the future.”

The Prelude Implicit Track Listing:
1.) With This Heart
2.) Visibility Zero
3.) The Unsung Heroes
4.) Rhythm in the Spirit
5.) Refugee
6.) The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
7.) Camouflage
8.) Summer
9.) Crowded Isolation
10.) Section 60

KANSAS is currently debuting songs off The Prelude Implicit this fall, live in concert, as part of their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. View our tour dates HERE

For more information on KANSAS, The Prelude Implicit, and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, please visit:
www.kansasband.com
www.facebook.com/kansasband
www.twitter.com/kansasband

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