Friday, March 24, 2017

Kansas To Carry On Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour To More U.S. Cities


Kansas will be expanding their highly successful Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to more parts of the United States in the fall of 2017! 

For the first time in its 43-year history, the band is performing Leftoverture in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic Kansas music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.

Based on incredible demand, dates have been confirmed for a final U.S. leg of the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour across cities such as San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Topeka, KS; Champaign, IL; Wichita, KS; Knoxville, TN; Toledo, OH; Jacksonville, FL; and many more.

"We are having so much fun doing these Leftoverture 40th Anniversary shows, we just want to keep doing them," comments Kansas guitarist and original member Richard Williams. "We had no idea when we started doing these, last fall, that they would be so popular. When we first started discussing this concept, we were just hoping to be able to do ten of these type shows. We would not have predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 of them. I can't think of a better way to wrap up 2017, before taking a break from the road at the beginning of 2018, to record a new studio album."

Tickets for most new tour dates can be purchased starting on March 31. More information is available at www.kansasband.com. Additional presale and VIP package information will be available at the band's Facebook page www.facebook.com/kansasband.

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. 

2017 LEFTOVERTURE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

March 24 - The Stiefel Theatre - Salina, KS - SOLD OUT
March 25 - The Brady Theater -Tulsa, OK              
March 31 - Hoyt Sherman Place - Des Moines, IA - SOLD OUT
April 1 - Peoria Civic Center Theater - Peoria, IL              
April 7 - Louisville Palace - Louisville, KY         
April 9 - The Clay Center - Charleston, WV     
April 18 - The Paramount - Denver, CO           
April 20 - Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre - Salt Lake City, UT  
April 22 - The Smith Center - Reynolds Hall - Las Vegas, NV       
April 23 - Chandler Center for the Arts - Chandler, AZ         
April 26 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA     
April 28 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - Portland, OR          
April 29 - Moore Theater - Seattle, WA           
July 16 -  Night of the Prog Festival - Loreley, Germany   

NEWLY ADDED 2017 LEFTOVERTURE 40th ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:

August 25 - Shreveport Municipal Auditorium - Shreveport, LA            
August 26 - Baton Rouge River Center Theatre - Baton Rouge, LA         
September 8 - Luther Burbank Center for the Arts - Santa Rosa, CA           
September 9 - Bob Hope Theatre - Stockton, CA               
September 12 - Warfield Theatre - San Francisco, CA        
September 13 - Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza - Thousand Oaks, CA      
September 15 - Fox Theater - Bakersfield, CA            
September 19 - Poway Center for the Arts - San Diego, CA             
September 21 - Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls - Wichita Falls, TX          
September 22 - Amarillo Civic Center - Amarillo, TX                
September 29 - Selena Auditorium - Corpus Christi, TX        
September 30 - Cullen Performance Hall - Houston, TX                
October 6 - Topeka Performing Arts Center - Topeka, KS                  
October 7 -  Orpheum Theatre - Sioux City, IA             
October 13 - The Virginia Theatre - Champaign, IL*             
October 14 - Victory Theatre - Evansville, IN**      
October 20 - United Wireless Center - Dodge City, KS             
October 21 - Hartman Arena - Wichita, KS                  
October 27 - Knoxville Civic Auditorium - Knoxville, TN                
October 28 - Mark C. Smith Concert Hall - Huntsville, AL               
November 3 - Dow Events Center Theater - Saginaw, MI                 
November 4 - Stranahan Theater - Toledo, OH                   
November 10 - Genesee Theatre - Waukegan, IL               
November 11 - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center - Appleton, WI                
November 17 - Capitol Theater - Madison, WI                 
November 18 - State Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
November 24 - University at Buffalo Center for the Arts - Buffalo, NY
November 25 - The Goodyear Theater - Akron, OH
December 1 -  North Charleston Performing Arts Center - North Charleston, SC
December 2 - Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
December 8 - Pembroke Pines City Center - Pembroke Pines, FL
December 9 - Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center - The Villages, FL

*Public On Sale is April 7 at 10AM local time 
**Public On Sale is April 14 at 10AM local time 

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