Rock Band KANSAS to Carry on Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to Even More Select U.S. Cities Due to High Demand


KANSAS will be expanding their highly successful Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour to more parts of the United States in the fall of 2017!  Billboard announced the expansion of the tour in an exclusive article and interview here:

For the first time in its 43-year history, the band is performing the hit album in its entirety.  The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their new album, The Prelude Implicit.

Based on incredible demand, dates have been confirmed for a final U.S. leg of the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour across cities such as San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Minneapolis, MN; Topeka, KS; Champaign, IL; Wichita, KS; Knoxville, TN; Toledo, OH; Jacksonville, FL; and many more.

“We are having so much fun doing these Leftoverture 40th Anniversary shows, we just want to keep doing them,” comments KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “We had no idea when we started doing these, last fall, that they would be so popular. When we first started discussing this concept, we were just hoping to be able to do ten of these type shows.  We would not have predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 of them.  I can’t think of a better way to wrap up 2017, before taking a break from the road at the beginning of 2018, to record a new studio album.”

KANSAS pre-sale tickets, Wheat & Greet VIP Packages, and Premium Seat Packages for most new Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour dates will be available at 10 AM local time on Friday, March 24, using passcode KANSASBAND. More information, including pre-sale ticket & VIP Package links will be available at or at the band’s Facebook page  Tickets for most shows go on sale to the general public at 10AM local time on March 31.

In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Carry On Wayward Son,” along with fan favorites such as “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind,” Leftoverture became the band’s breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold. They are performing the album in its entirety on this tour.

The Prelude Implicit, the band’s most recent album, which was released on September 23rd, marked KANSAS’ biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The album reached #14 on the Top 200 album chart, #41 on the Billboard 200, #5 for Rock Albums, #6 for Physical Albums, #17 on the Vinyl Albums chart and more. The Prelude Implicit is now available for purchase in stores and online at Best Buy, Amazon, Apple Music, FYE, Barnes & Noble, Wal-Mart, Spotify and Independent Record Shops. Links to select retailers can be found below:

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March 24, 2017 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre – SOLD OUT
March 25, 2017 Tulsa, OK The Brady Theater
March 31, 2017 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place – SOLD OUT
April 1, 2017 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theater
April 7, 2017 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace
April 9, 2017 Charleston, WV The Clay Center
April 18, 2017 Denver, CO  The Paramount
April 20, 2017 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
April 22, 2017 Las Vegas, NV The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
April 23, 2017 Chandler, AZ Chandler Center for the Arts 
April 26, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
April 28, 2017 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 29, 2017 Seattle, WA Moore Theater 
July 16, 2017 Loreley, Germany Night of the Prog Festival


August 25, 2017 Shreveport, LA Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
August 26, 2017 Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
September 8, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
September 9, 2017 Stockton, CA Bob Hope Theatre
September 12, 2017 San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
September 13, 2017 Thousand Oaks, CA Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
September 15, 2017 Bakersfield, CA Fox Theater
September 19, 2017 San Diego, CA Poway Center for the Arts
September 21, 2017 Wichita Falls, TX Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls
September 22, 2017 Amarillo, TX Amarillo Civic Center
September 29, 2017 Corpus Christi, TX Selena Auditorium
September 30, 2017 Houston, TX Cullen Performance Hall
October 6, 2017 Topeka, KS Topeka Performing Arts Center
October 7, 2017 Sioux City, IA Orpheum Theatre
October 13, 2017 Champaign, IL The Virginia Theatre
October 14, 2017 Evansville, IN Victory Theatre
October 20, 2017 Dodge City, KS United Wireless Center
October 21, 2017 Wichita, KS Hartman Arena
October 27, 2017 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Auditorium
October 28, 2017 Huntsville, AL Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
November 3, 2017 Saginaw, MI Dow Events Center Theater
November 4, 2017 Toledo, OH Stranahan Theater
November 10, 2017 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theatre
November 11, 2017 Appleton, WI Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
November 17, 2017 Madison, WI Capitol Theater
November 18, 2017 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
November 24, 2017 Buffalo, NY The Riviera Theater
November 25, 2017 Akron, OH The Goodyear Theater
December 1, 2017 North Charleston, SC North Charleston Performing Arts Center
December 2, 2017 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
December 8, 2017 Pembroke Pines, FL Pembroke Pines City Center
December 9, 2017 The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

For more information on KANSAS and the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour, please visit:

Press Contact:

J.R. Rees | KANSAS Management Office
[email protected]