Kansas Expands 50th Anniversary Tour

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Kansas will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary into 2024 with a slew of newly added dates, starting Feb. 2, 2024, in Pensacola, Fla., and going until May 18, when they will play New Haven, Conn.. The progressive rock band’s tour, which began in June, is dubbed “Another Fork in the Road.” That’s also the title of their recent 3-CD set, Another Fork in the Road – 50 Years Of Kansas. The title arrived on Dec. 16, 2022, via InsideOut Music. And just like the tour’s repertoire, the career-spanning collection features tracks from across the band’s sizable discography. The band’s long and continuing history has seen them issue 16 studio albums and sell in excess of 30 million albums worldwide.

Kansas currently includes original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, lead vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, violinist/guitarist Joe Deninzon, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Additionally, Eric Holmquist fills in on drums for the first part of each concert while Ehart continues to recover from an arm injury.

Kansas 2023-2024 Tour (Tickets are available here and here)

Kansas 50th Anniversary Tour – Another Fork In The Road
Sep 12, 2023 Boise, ID Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
Sep 14, 2023 San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Theatre
Sep 16, 2023 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum Theatre
Sep 17, 2023 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
Sep 20, 2023 To Be Announced
Sep 22, 2023 Albuquerque, NM Kiva Auditorium
Sep 24, 2023 El Paso, TX The Plaza Theatre
Oct 12, 2023 Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre
Oct 13, 2023 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 20, 2023 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 21, 2023 Sugar Land, TX Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
Oct 26, 2023 Huntsville, AL Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
Oct 27, 2023 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theatre
Nov 03, 2023 Charlotte, NC Ovens Auditorium
Nov 04, 2023 Durham, NC Durham Performing Arts Center
Nov 16, 2023 Dallas, TX AT&T Winspear Opera House
Dec 01, 2023 Savannah, GA Johnny Mercer Theatre
Dec 02, 2023 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
Jan 12, 2024 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Jan 13, 2024 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Jan 19, 2024 Fort Myers, FL Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Jan 20, 2024 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
Jan 27, 2024 Melbourne, FL Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
Jan 28, 2024 Fort Lauderdale, FL Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 2, 2024 Pensacola, FL Saenger Theatre
February 3, 2024 Birmingham, AL BJCC Concert Hall
March 1, 2024 Richmond, VA Dominion Energy Center
March 2, 2024 Tysons, VA Capital One Hall
March 8, 2024 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
March 9, 2024 St. Joseph, MO Missouri Theater
March 22, 2024 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre
March 23, 2024 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre
April 5, 2024 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
April 6, 2024 Elkhart, IN Lerner Theatre
April 12, 2024 Champaign, IL Virginia Theatre
April 13, 2024 Waukegan, IN Genesee Theatre
April 19, 2024 Marietta, OH Peoples Bank Theatre
April 20, 2024 Newark, OH Midland Theatre
April 26, 2024 Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
April 27, 2024 Lancaster, PA American Music Theatre
May 2, 2024 Rochester, NY Kodak Center*
May 4, 2024 Toronto, ON Massey Hall*
May 10, 2024 Concord, NH Capitol Center for the Arts
May 11, 2024 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
May 17, 2024 Providence, RI Providence Performing Arts Center
May 18, 2024 New Haven, CT College Street Music Hall

*Rescheduled dates from 2023 already on sale. Tickets for original date will be honored for these concerts.

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“The song ‘Can I Tell You’ may not have been our biggest ‘hit,’ but it is one of the most important songs in the career of the band,” says Williams. “‘Can I Tell You’ was the first song on the demo reel we sent to Don Kirshner. Hearing that demo is what led to Kansas getting a record deal. It felt appropriate, after fifty years, to come full circle and record it with the current lineup.”

The full track-listing is below the Amazon links. (Note: due to licensing restrictions there are minor differences between the European and North American release.)

Another Fork in the Road includes extensive liner notes by journalist Jeff Wagner, as well as pictures of rarely seen memorabilia and archive material, all overseen by founding member Phil Ehart.

Another Fork in the Road Track Listing

Disc 1:
Can I Tell You (new 2022 version)
The Absence of Presence (The Absence of Presence, 2020)
Throwing Mountains (The Absence of Presence, 2020)
Crowded Isolation (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
Summer (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
The Voyage of Eight Eighteen (The Prelude Implicit, 2016)
Icarus II (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
The Coming Dawn (Thanatopsis) (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
Distant Vision (Somewhere to Elsewhere, 2000)
The Wall (Always Never the Same, 1998)
Dust in the Wind (Always Never the Same, 1998)
Desperate Times (Freaks of Nature, 1995)
Under The Knife (Freaks of Nature, 1995)

North America Version – Disc 2:
Fight Fire With Fire (Drastic Measures, 1983)
End of the Age (Drastic Measures, 1983)
Incident on a Bridge (Drastic Measures, 1983)
Play the Game Tonight (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Crossfire (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Windows (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Hold On (Audio-Visions, 1980)
Loner (Audio-Visions, 1980)
Curtain of Iron (Audio-Visions, 1980)
No One Together (Audio-Visions, 1980)
On The Other Side (Monolith, 1979)
Angels Have Fallen (Monolith, 1979)
How My Soul Cries Out For You (Monolith, 1979)

EU Version Disc 2:
House on Fire (In the Spirit of Things, 1988)
Rainmaker (In the Spirit of Things, 1988)
Silhouettes in Disguise (Power, 1986)
Secret Service (Power, 1986)
Three Pretenders (Power, 1986)
End of the Age (Drastic Measures, 1983)
Incident on a Bridge (Drastic Measures, 1983)
Play the Game Tonight (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Crossfire (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Windows (Vinyl Confessions, 1982)
Hold On (Audio-Visions, 1980)
Loner (Audio-Visions, 1980)
No One Together (Audio-Visions, 1980)
On The Other Side (Monolith, 1979)
How My Soul Cries Out For You (Monolith, 1979)

Disc 3:
Carry On Wayward Son (Two for the Show, 1978)
Portrait (He Knew) (Point of Know Return, 1977)
Sparks of the Tempest (Point of Know Return, 1977)
Miracles Out of Nowhere (Leftoverture, 1976)
Magnum Opus (Leftoverture, 1976)
Icarus – Borne On Wings of Steel (Masque, 1975)
Child of Innocence (Mas que, 1975)
Down The Road (Song for America, 1975)
Song For America (Song for America, 1975)
The Devil Game (Song for America, 1975)
Death of Mother Nature Suite (Kansas, 1974)
Belexes (Kansas, 1974)
Journey From Mariabronn (Kansas, 1974)

Related: Our Album Rewind of Leftoverture

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