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Kansas Expands “Point Of Know Return” 40th Anniversary Celebration Tour

ROCK BAND KANSAS TO EXPAND TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF ICONIC ALBUM…
POINT OF KNOW RETURN
SEXTUPLE-PLATINUM ALBUM TO BE PERFORMED IN ITS ENTIRETY
Nashville, TN – October 15, 2018 – America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada next spring, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites. Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, October 19, 2018. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.
The first leg of the KANSAS: Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour premiered September 28, 2018, in Atlanta, GA. The tour has already performed to large and enthusiastic audiences in Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Glenside, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Milwaukee, WI; and Chicago, IL
In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling studio album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.
“After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was,” comments KANSAS guitarist, and original member, Richard Williams. “From the album artwork to the song ‘Dust in the Wind,’ the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in Rock N Roll history and even in popular culture.
For two years we played around 80 select shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We have been blown away by the positive fan response. Our hope is that fans will enjoy this Point of Know Return Tour just as much, and hopefully even more! So far, that has been the case and we hope to continue it!“
Throughout the tour, live shows not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS also performs classic hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. The band has not publicly performed some songs in the more than two-hour KANSAS musical event in decades.
KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “I often joke that I cannot be in charge of putting together a set list because there are too many songs that I really want to perform. These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets. Of course, there will be hits like ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ but to know we will be performing songs that KANSAS has not performed live for twenty or thirty years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun.”
KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. The band continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
NEW KANSAS POINT OF KNOW RETURN ANNIVERSARY TOUR DATES:
DATE                          CITY/STATE               VENUE
March 8                       Des Moines, IA           Hoyt Sherman Place
March 9                       Peoria, IL                    Peoria Civic Center Theater
March 15                     Salina, KS                  The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 22                     Charleston, WV          Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
March 23                     Louisville, KY              Louisville Palace Theatre
March 29                     Beaver Creek, CO      Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 30                     Denver, CO                 Paramount Theatre
April 2                         Tucson, AZ                  Fox Tucson Theatre
April 4                         San Diego, CA             Balboa Theatre
April 6                         Los Angeles, CA          The Orpheum Theatre
April 7                         Santa Barbara, CA       Arlington Theatre
April 10                       Oakland, CA                Paramount Theatre
April 12                       Portland, OR                Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 13                       Seattle, WA                  Paramount Theatre
April 24                       Vancouver, BC             The Orpheum
April 26                       Edmonton, AB             Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 28                       Calgary, AB                 Jack Singer Concert Hall
April 30                       Saskatoon, SK            TCU Place
May 1                          Regina, SK                 Conexus Arts Centre
May 3                          Winnipeg, MB              Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts
May 10                        Rockford, IL                Coronado Performing Arts Center
May 11                        Ft. Wayne, IN              Foellinger Theater
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED KANSAS POINT OF KNOW RETURN ANNIVERSARY TOURDATES:
DATE                          CITY/STATE                VENUE
September 28             Atlanta, GA                  Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
September 29             Nashville, TN               Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT
October 5                    Glenside, PA               Keswick Theatre – SOLD OUT
October 6                    Pittsburgh, PA              Heinz Hall
October 12                  Milwaukee, WI             Pabst Theater
October 13                  Chicago, IL                  The Chicago Theater
October 19                  Kansas City, MO         Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
October 20                  St. Louis, MO              The Fabulous Fox Theatre
October 26                  Kalamazoo, MI            The State Theatre
October 27                  Detroit, MI                    Fox Theatre
November 2                San Antonio, TX The   Tobin Center for Performing Arts
November 3                Dallas, TX                    Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT
November 9                Cincinnati, OH              Taft Theatre
November 10              Indianapolis, IN             Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
November 16              Huntington, NY            The Paramount
November 17              Worcester, MA              The Hanover Theatre
November 23              Wilkes-Barre, PA          F.M. Kirby Center
November 24              Baltimore, MD              The Modell Lyric
November 30              Asheville, NC                Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
December 1                Columbia, SC               Township Auditorium
December 6                Mobile, AL                    Saenger Theatre
December 8                Clearwater, FL             Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 14              Daytona Beach, FL      Peabody Auditorium
December 15              Fort Lauderdale, FL        Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center
For more information on KANSAS and the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, please visit:
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