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Kansas is Back With a New Album and Fortieth Anniversary Tour

Classic rock icons Kansas are gearing up to head out on their 40th Anniversary Tour, Leftoverture. The tour kicks off in Pittsburgh, PA on September 30th and wraps up in Daytona Beach, FL on December 1st. A full list of dates can be found following this article.

“With This Heart”, is the first brand new song from Kansas in sixteen years and is streaming now on Billboard.com. The song is taken from the band’s intensely anticipated new studio album The Prelude Implicit, which will be released on September 23rd, 2016. Fans can stream “With This Heart” now.

In a joint statement, the band says “We are excited for ‘With This Heart’ to be the first new Kansas song released in more than 16 years. It definitely fits KANSAS tradition.”

The Prelude Implicit is the first new album release in 16 years for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust In the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’ and ‘Miracles Out of Nowhere.’ The album will be available on CD, double 180 Gram Vinyl and digitally on iTunes and Google Play.

Fans can pre-order The Prelude Impact on Kansasband.com, iTunes, AmazonMP3, and Google Play in September. Links to retailers can be found below:

Google Play  http://bit.ly/2asRFhn

The Prelude Implicit features 10 all new tracks written by the band and co-produced by Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, and Richard Williams. Kansas’s signature sound is evident throughout the album. It showcases Ronnie Platt’s soaring lead vocals, David Ragsdale’s blistering violin, Williams and Rizvi’s rocking guitar riffs, the unmistakable sound of David Manion’s B3 organ and keyboards, Ehart’s thundering drums, and Billy Greer’s driving bass and vocals.

Kansas returned to the studio in January 2016 after signing with Inside Out Music. Says Inside Out founder and president Thomas Waber, “Kansas is the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the United States. I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA. ‘The Prelude Implicit’ undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy. I can’t stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album.”

The result of the time in the studio was even more than the band imagined. “This is definitely a Kansas album,” remarks original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it is the trademark Prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit,’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of Kansas fan. After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of ‘The Prelude Implicit.'”

Lead Vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “Recording ‘The Prelude Implicit’ was an incredible experience, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. It is my hope that, knowing the intense listeners that Kansas fans are, the continuity yet diversity of this album will be pleasing to them.”

The album title, The Prelude Implicit means, “Without a doubt, this is a new musical beginning,” explains Ehart. Tattoo artist, Denise de la Cerda, did the oil painting of the front and back cover. “It shows a Phoenix flying from the past into the future.”

The Prelude Implicit Track Listing:
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.) Summer
9.) Crowded Isolation
10.) Section 60

Kansas will be debuting songs off The Prelude Implicit this fall, live in concert, as part of their Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. More information on the tour, including tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com

Upcoming Tour Dates –

8/10 – Cedar Rapids, IA: McGrath Amphitheater w/Doobie Bros.
8/12 – Dallas, PA: Misericordia University
8/12 – LeRoy, NY: Jam at the Ridge
8/13 – Colorado Springs, CO: Pikes Peak Center
8/20 – Imperial, NE – Chase County Fair
8/22 – St. Cloud, MN – The Paramount Theatre
8/23 – St. Cloud, MN – The Paramount Theatre
8/24 – Mankato, MN – Vetter Stone Amphitheater
8/26 – Pocatello, ID: Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheater w/Lynyrd Skynyrd
8/27 – West Valley City, UT: USANA Amphitheater w/Lynyrd Skynyrd
8/28 – Billings, MT: Alberta Bair Theater
9/1 – Victoria, TX – Victoria Fine Arts Center
9/2 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for Performing Arts
9/4 – Darlington, SC – Darlington Motor Speedway / NASCAR Southern 500

40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour
9/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
10/1 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
10/5 – Wilmington, NC – Cape Fear Community College Fine Arts & Humanities Theater
10/7 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/8 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
10/15 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theater
10/21 – St. Louis, MO – Peabody Opera House
10/22 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for Performing Arts
10/27 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
10/28 – Detroit, MI – MotorCity Casino
10/30 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre*
11/1 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater*
11/3 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater*
11/4 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
11/6 – Kalamazoo, MI – State Theater
11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
11/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
11/18 – New Bedford, MA – Zeigerion Theater
11/19 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
11/25 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric
11/26 – Boston, MA – Berklee Performance Center
12/1 – Daytona Beach, FL – Peabody Auditorium

Their sextuple platinum album will be performed in it’s entirety.

For more information on Kansas, The Prelude Implicit, and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, and to follow the band on social media, please visit:

Written by Arlene Allen

Hello, my name is Arlene Allen, and I love all things nerd: genre tv and movies, books, loud rock and roll music, kittens, conventions, books, graphic novels and superheroes, RPG and tabletop games, and did I say books? Oh, yes. I spent 25 years as a librarian (nerd) mainly working with youth (creating nerds), a number of years as a teacher (more nerd indoctrination). I have my own spawn, leveled up to 22 and my partner in nerdiness. As a nerdy writer, I have found a home at Talk Nerdy With Us.

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