Kansas Signs With APA

kansasCLASSIC ROCK GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

“MIRACLES OUT OF NOWHERE” DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES ON VH1 CLASSIC & PALLADIA, DEBUTS IN BILLBOARD TOP 200

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – KANSAS, one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll bands of all time will continue to forge their musical legacy by signing with APA for worldwide representation to bring their unique sound to fans around the globe.  Band members Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, David Manion, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Richard Williams are looking forward to keeping their one-of-a-kind music on the road.

“KANSAS has been a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll landscape for over four decades,” commented Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville.  “Their fans are extremely devoted, and we at APA are excited to continue to unite the band with their fans for more stops along their musical journey.”

Miracles Out Of Nowhere, a new, in-depth documentary chronicling the legendary band’s beginnings and rise to fame, premiered in February at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and made its television premiere on both VH1 Classic and Palladia on March 20.  The film and companion CD was released on March 23 and debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Album Sales chart and at #61 on the Billboard Top 200.

KANSAS’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70’s, what seemed to be “different,” was actually ahead of its time.

This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner.

With over 30 million records sold, the band 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), and a million-selling gold single, ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70’s and ‘80’s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

Along with touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’

Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 10 Middletown, NY – The Paramount Theatre of Middletown
April 11 Wilkes-Barre, PA – Mohegan Sun Pocono
April 12 New York, NY – NY Ethical Cultural Center
April 25 Southaven, MS – Southaven Spring Fest at BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
April 30 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 01 Orange Beach, AL – The Amphitheater at The Wharf
May 02 Huntsville, AL – Whistle Stop Weekend
May 08 Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Rocksino
May 09 Newark, OH – The Midland Theatre
May 14 Wichita, KS – The Orpheum Theatre
May 15 Tulsa, OK – River Spirit Casino Event Center
May 16 Richardson, TX – Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
May 28 Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
May 29 Springfield, MA – MassMutual Center
May 30 Indiana, PA – Kovalchick Complex
June 12 Rock Hill, SC – Old Town Amphitheater
June 13 Atlanta, GA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
June 26 Warsaw, IN – Classic Rock Concert at Glover Pavilion
June 27 Baraboo, WI – Ho Chunk Casino Wisconsin Dells
July 01 San Rafael, CA – Marin County Fair
July 02 Pleasanton, CA – Alameda County Fair
July 03 Del Mar, CA – San Diego County Fair
July 05 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
July 07 Elk Grove, IL – Village Green
July 11 Atlantic City, NJ – Tropicana Showroom
July 18 Cincinnati, OH – Festival in Sycamore
July 25 Whitehouse Station, NJ – Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning
July 26 Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
August 06 Layton, UT – Kenley Centennial Amphitheater
August 07 Ridgefield, WA – Clark County Fair
August 08 Roseburg, OR – Douglas County Fair
August 14 Detroit, MI – GM Renaissance Center – Rockin’ On The Riverfront
August 29 Branson, MO – The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
October 09 Tarrytown, NY – Tarrytown Music Hall
October 10 Patchogue, NY – Patchogue Theatre
October 11 Stroudsburg, PA – The Sherman Theatre
October 15 Vineland, NJ – The Landis Theatre
October 16 Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
October 23 St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theatre

For more information on KANSAS, resource them at: www.KansasBand.com
 
Source: Webster Public Relations

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