ROCK BAND KANSAS TO LAUNCH TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF 50th ANNIVERSARY

ROCK BAND KANSAS TO LAUNCH TOUR IN CELEBRATION OF 50th ANNIVERSARYANNOUNCE 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD
Philadelphia, PA – January 23, 2023 – America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring 50 select North American cities to celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary. KANSAS 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork in the Road will showcase music spanning all 50 years of the band’s illustrious history. The tour will showcase two hours of hits, fan favorites, and deep cuts rarely performed live.KANSAS 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork in the Road is scheduled to premiere on June 2, 2023 in Pittsburgh, PA and conclude on January 28, 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the public Friday, January 27, 2023. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com & https://bnds.us/7g0lja.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.In 1973, the “garage band” from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold, signed by Don Kirshner, and released their debut album in 1974. KANSAS has gone on to compile a catalogue that includes sixteen studio albums and five live albums. KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), one quadruple-Platinum single ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ and another triple-Platinum single ‘Dust in the Wind.’ Most recently, KANSAS has released two Billboard charting albums with 2016’s The Prelude Implicit and 2020’s The Absence of Presence.“Our entire career has been a winding journey,” comments KANSAS guitarist and original member 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 & 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.”To further celebrate the band’s 50th Anniversary, InsideOutMusic has released Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS. The 3-CD career-spanning collection features carefully selected tracks from across KANSAS’s sizable discography. It also includes a new version of the song ‘Can I Tell You.’ Originally released on their 1974 debut album, the song is updated by the current lineup. Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years of KANSAS is available now. Fans can order it here – https://kansas.lnk.to/AnotherForkInTheRoad-50YearsOfKansas“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 favorites spanning 50 years of KANSAS, but also some songs that haven’t been performed live in decades.”KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, and original guitarist Richard Williams. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences.KANSAS is set to perform its “KANSAS Classics” set during concert dates in March, April, and May of 2023.KANSAS 50th ANNIVERSARY TOUR – ANOTHER FORK IN THE ROAD CONFIRMED DATES*:DATE CITY VENUEJune 2, 2023 Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center for the Performing ArtsJune 3, 2023 Baltimore, MD The Lyric BaltimoreJune 9, 2023 Glenside, PA Keswick TheatreJune 10, 2023 Glenside, PA Keswick TheatreJune 16, 2023 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy TheatreJune 17, 2023 Detroit, MI Fisher TheatreJune 29, 2023 Toronto, ON Massey HallJuly 1, 2023 Rochester, NY Kodak CenterJuly 7, 2023 Cincinnati, OH Taft TheatreJuly 8, 2023 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial HallJuly 14, 2023 Minneapolis, MN State TheatreJuly 15, 2023 Chicago, IL The Chicago TheatreJuly 21, 2023 Wausau, WI The Grand TheaterJuly 22, 2023 Milwaukee, WI The Riverside TheaterJuly 27, 2023 Kansas City, MO The Midland TheatreJuly 29, 2023 St. Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox TheatreAugust 4, 2023 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman PlaceAugust 5, 2023 Omaha, NE Orpheum TheaterAugust 18, 2023 Knoxville, TN Tennessee TheatreAugust 19, 2023 Nashville, TN Ryman AuditoriumAugust 25, 2023 Denver, CO The Paramount TheatreAugust 26, 2023 Salt Lake City, UT Eccles TheaterSeptember 6, 2023 Vancouver, BC Queen Elizabeth TheatreSeptember 8, 2023 Seattle, WA The Paramount TheaterSeptember 9, 2023 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert HallSeptember 12, 2023 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing ArtsSeptember 14, 2023 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate TheatreSeptember 16, 2023 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum TheatreSeptember 17, 2023 San Diego, CA Balboa TheatreSeptember 20, 2023 To Be AnnouncedSeptember 22, 2023 Albuquerque, NM Kiva AuditoriumSeptember 24, 2023 El Paso, TX The Plaza TheatreOctober 12, 2023 Worcester, MA The Hanover TheatreOctober 13, 2023 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing ArtsOctober 20, 2023 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing ArtsOctober 21, 2023 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar LandOctober 26, 2023 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert HallOctober 27, 2023 Memphis, TN Orpheum TheatreNovember 3, 2023 Charlotte, NC Ovens AuditoriumNovember 4, 2023 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts CenterDecember 1, 2023 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer TheatreDecember 2, 2023 Atlanta, GA Fox TheatreJanuary 12, 2024 Jacksonville, FL Florida TheatreJanuary 13, 2024 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts CenterJanuary 19, 2024 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts HallJanuary 20, 2024 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd HallJanuary 27, 2024 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing ArtsJanuary 28, 2024 Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts*Two additional dates to be announced KANSAS CLASSICS TOUR DATES**:DATE CITY VENUEMarch 11, 2023 Tampa, FL Busch GardensMarch 17, 2023 Shawnee, OK Heart of Oklahoma Exposition CenterMarch 23, 2023 Winterhaven, CA Quechan CasinoMarch 24, 2023 Pala, CA Pala CasinoMarch 25, 2023 Queen Creek, AZ The Good Life FestivalApril 1, 2023 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort with Blue Oyster CultApril 20, 2023 Marion, IL Marion Cultural & Civic CenterApril 22, 2023 Forrest City, AR EACC Fine Arts CenterMay 19, 2023 Decatur, IL The Devon Lakeshore AmphitheaterMay 21, 2023 Louisville, KY Iroquois Amphitheater** More dates to be announcedFor more information on KANSAS and the Another Fork in the Road – 50th Anniversary Tour please visit: www.kansasband.comwww.facebook.com/kansasbandwww.twitter.com/kansasbandwww.instagram.com/kansasbandwww.youtube.com/kansas