Kansas stream comeback track With This Heart


Kansas have streamed their track With This Heart – their first new material in 16 years.

The song features on the band’s upcoming album The Prelude Implicit, which will launch on September 23. It’s their first studio outing since 2000’s Somewhere To Elsewhere.

Phil Ehart tells Billboard: “The title of the album, The Prelude Implicit, means without a doubt this is a new musical beginning for the band.

“This is the prelude – this is the beginning of a new musical expanse for us. The thing that Richard Williams and I realised is: it’s the music, the Kansas music. If the band Kansas stops, then the music stops.”

The band are currently on tour across the US where along with playing tracks from the new album, they’re also performing 1976 album Leftoverture in full to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

Ehart continues: “Yeah, you can still listen to your CD and pop in a video or something, but it’s a great live band. The fans are not only coming, but they’re coming more so now. We’re enjoying a real resurgence of sorts, so it’s something we want to continue.”

The Prelude Implicit is available for pre-order from iTunes and via Amazon.

The Prelude Implicit cover

The Prelude Implicit cover

Kansas: The Prelude Implicit tracklist

  1. With This Heart
  2. Visibility Zero
  3. The Unsung Heroes
  4. Rhythm In The Spirit
  5. Refugee
  6. The Voyage Of Eight Eighteen
  7. Camouflage
  8. Surrender
  9. Crowded Isolation
  10. Section 60

Kansas 2016 tour dates

Aug 05: Chandler Wild Horse Pass Casino, AZ
Aug 06: Los Angeles Preshing Square, CA
Aug 10: Cedar Rapids McGrath Amphitheatre, IA
Aug 12: Dallas Wells Fargo Amphitheatre, PA
Aug 13: Le Roy Jam At The Ridge, NY
Aug 18: Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Center, CO
Aug 20: Imperial Chase County Fair, NE
Aug 22: St Cloud Paramount Theatre, MN
Aug 23: St Cloud Paramount Theatre, MN
Aug 24: Mankato Vetter Stone Amphitheatre, MN
Aug 26: Pocatello Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheater, ID
Aug 27: Salt Lake City USANA Amphitheater, UT
Aug 28: Billings Alberta Bair Theater, MT
Sep 01: Victoria Fine Arts Center, TX
Sep 02: San Antonio Tobin Center For The Performing Arts, TX
Sep 04: Darlington NASCAR Raceway, SC
Sep 30: Pittsburgh Benedum Center, PA
Oct 01: Philadelphia Merriam Theater, PA
Oct 05: Wilmington CFCC’s Wilson Center, NC
Oct 07: Atlanta Symphony Hall, GA
Oct 08: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Oct 15: Dallas Majestic Theatre, TX
Oct 21: St Louis Peabody Opera House, MO
Oct 22: Kansas City Muriel Kauffman Theatre, MO
Oct 27: Indianapolis Murat Theatre, IN
Oct 28: Detroit Sound Board At MotorCity Casino Hotel, MI
Oct 30: Cincinnati taft Theatre, OH
Nov 01: Akron The Goodyear Theater, OH
Nov 03: Milwaukee Pabst Theater, WI
Nov 04: Chicago Copernicus Center, IL
Nov 06: Kalamazoo State Theatre, MI
Nov 11: Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall, FL
Nov 12: Fort Lauderdale Au-Rene Theater, FL
Nov 18: New Bedford Zeiterion Theatre, MA
Nov 19: Huntington The Paramount, NY
Nov 25: Baltimore Modell Performing Arts Center, MD
Nov 26: Boston Berklee Performance Center, MA
Dec 01: Daytona Beach The Peabody, FL

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