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Kansas release trailer for new album The Absence Of Presence

Kansas
(Image credit: InsideoOut Music)

US prog rockers Kansas have released a trailer video for their upcoming album The Absence Of Presence. The band are set to release the new album through InsideOut Music on June 26. You can watch the trailer in full below.

“We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from The Absence of Presence," says lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. The Absence of Presence shows the band firing on all cylinders.”

The Absence of Presence features nine new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams.

“We are really proud of the album The Absence of Presence,” adds guitarist, producer, and songwriter Zak Rizvi. “Making a new Kansas album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers, to progressive epics, to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.” 

The Absence of Presence will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray artbook, and as a digital album. Pre-order opportunities begin on the 17th April through the band's website.

The band are set to tour the UK and Europe in October and November with Foreigner and Europe.

Kansas 2020 European tour dates
Oct 18: London Palladium, UK
Oct 20: Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle, Germany
Oct 21: Hamburg Docks, Germany
Oct 23: Tampere Tamperetalo, Finland
Oct 24: Helsinki Culture House, Finland
Oct 26: Stockholm Cirkus, Sweden
Oct 27: Oslo Sentrum Scene, Norway
Oct 29: Berlin Tempodrom, Germany
Oct 31: Brussels Cirque Royale, Belgium
Nov 03: Munich Circus Krone, Germany
Nov 05: Heilbronn Harmonie, German
Nov 09: Bochum RuhrCongress, Germany
Nov 10: Amsterdam Carre Theatre, Netherlands

Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.