America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select U.S. cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase 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, March 23, 2018. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.
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 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. The past two years we have done 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!“
Throughout the tour, live shows will not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS will also perform 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, if ever.
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 POINT OF KNOW RETURN ANNIVERSARY TOUR CONFIRMED DATES:
DATE CITY/STATE VENUE
September 28 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center
September 29 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
October 5 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
October 6 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall
October 12 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
October 13 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
October 19 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
October 20 St. Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theater
October 26 Kalamazoo, MI The State Theatre
October 27 Detroit, MI Fox Theater
November 2 San Antonio, TX The Tobin Center for Performing Arts
November 3 Dallas, TX Majestic Theater
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 Hanover Theatre
November 23 Wilkes-Barre, PA The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
November 24 Baltimore, MD Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
November 30 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
December 1 Columbia, SC The 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
PS – If you read this far, the passcode for the fan club pre-sale starting at 10AM on Tuesday, March 20 is KANSASBAND.