Kansas announce lengthy US tour to celebrate 50th anniversary

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US prog legends Kansas have announced a lengthy US tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The band recently released the career-spanning three-CD collection, Another Fork In The Road – 50 Years Of Kansas through InsideOut (note: the anthology's tracklist varies slightly between regions). The band are planning to showcase music spanning all 50 years of the band’s history with a two hour performance of hits, fan favourites, and deep cuts rarely performed live.

“Our entire career has been a winding journey,” comments Kansas guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture and Point Of Know Return, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, various lineup changes, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last eight years; there have been several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release will represent that journey and the forks along that road.”

“I’m incredibly excited about the 50th Anniversary Tour,” adds lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I tell people I’m not allowed to create a setlist, because it would be five hours long. There are so many songs I want to perform live. I think fans will be excited not only to hear our hits and fan favourites spanning 50 years of Kansas, but also some songs that haven’t been performed live in decades.”

You can view the band's tour dates below. Tickets and VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the public Friday, January 27, 2023.

American Express Card Members can purchase tickets in select markets before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 10am local time through Thursday, January 26 at 10pm local time.

Kansas fan club followers can also purchase tickets before the general public beginning Tuesday, January 24 at 10am local time through Thursday, January 26 at 10pm local time.

Kansas 50th anniversary - Another Fork In The Road tour dates

Jun 02: Pittsburgh Benedum Center for the Performing Arts, PA
Jun 03: Baltimore The Lyric, MA
Jun 09: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Jun 10: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Jun 16: Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre, IN
Jun 17: Detroit Fisher Theatre, MI
Jun 29: Toronto Massey Hall, ON
Jul 01: Rochester Kodak Center, NY
Jul 07: Cincinnati Taft Theatre, OH
Jul 08: Indianapolis Clowes Memorial Hall, IN
Jul 14: Minneapolis State Theatre, MN
Jul 15: Chicago The Chicago Theatre, IN
Jul 21: Wausau The Grand Theater, WI
Jul 22: Milwaukee The Riverside Theate, WI
Jul 27: Kansas City The Midland Theatre, MO
Jul 29: St. Louis The Fabulous Fox Theatre, MO
Aug 04: Des Moines Hoyt Sherman Place, IA
Aug 05: Omaha Orpheum Theater, NE
Aug 18: Knoxville Tennessee Theatrem, TN
Aug 19: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Aug 25: Denver The Paramount Theatre, CO
Aug 26: Salt Lake City Eccles Theater, UT
Sep 06: Vancouver Queen Elizabeth Theatre, BC
Sep 08: Seattle The Paramount Theater, WA
Sep 09: Portland Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, OR
Sep 12: Boise Morrison Center for the Performing Arts, ID
Sep 14: San Francisco Golden Gate Theatre, CA
Sep 16: Los Angeles The Orpheum Theatre, CA
Sep 17: San Diego Balboa Theatre, CA
Sep 22: Albuquerque Kiva Auditorium, NM
Sep 24: El Paso The Plaza Theatre, TX
Oct 12: Worcester The Hanover Theatre, MA
Oct 13: Brookville Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, NY
Oct 20: San Antonio Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, TX
Oct 21: Sugar Land Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, TX
Oct 26: Huntsville Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, AL
Oct 27: Memphis Orpheum Theatre, TN
Nov 03: Charlotte Ovens Auditorium, NC
Nov 04: Durham Durham Performing Arts Center, NC
Dec 01: Savannah Johnny Mercer Theatre, GA
Dec 02: Atlanta Fox Theatre, GA
Jan 12: Jacksonville Florida Theatre, FL
Jan 13: North Charleston North Charleston Performing Arts Center, SC
Jan 19: Fort Myers Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, FL
Jan 20: Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall, FL
Jan 27: Melbourne Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, FL
Jan 28: Fort Lauderdale Broward Center for the Performing Arts, FL

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Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.