Kansas will tour select cities this fall for the 40th anniversary of their album Leftoverture.
The album, released on in October 1976, was the band's fourth set and became their mainstream breakthrough. While their first three albums charted, their best performance was with 1975's Song For America which went to number 57. Leftoverture peaked at 5 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of their first major hit, Carry On Wayward Son (1976 / #11). To date, the album has sold over six million copies.
Richard Williams said, "These definitely will not be your typical KANSAS concerts of the past few years. This is incredibly exciting for the entire band, and hopefully our fans. It’s something we’ve never done before, play an album in its entirety, as part of a set. Leftoverture was our breakthrough, and it’s special that we are getting to celebrate it 40 years later. We’ve never even played Questions of My Childhood live before. I can’t wait!"
Kansas will also be playing songs from their upcoming album, The Prelude Implicit, due in September. It is their first studio album since 2000's Somewhere to Elsewhere.
Vocalist Ronnie Platt added "This is going to be really special for both the band and our fans. It has been really wild recording The Prelude Implicit. We are anxious to perform some of the songs for live audiences. To be able to do that while also be performing Leftoverture in its entirety, and more; this is going to be a blast! Who knows, we may even have some more twists added in!"
- 09/30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
- 10/01 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theater
- 10/07 – Atlanta, GA – Atlanta Symphony Hall
- 10/08 – 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 the Performing Arts
- 10/27 – Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
- 10/28 – Detroit, MI – Sound Board at MotorCity Casino Hotel
- 10/30 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
- 11/03 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
- 11/04 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus Center
- 11/11 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckard Hall
- 11/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for Performing Arts
- 11/18 – New Bedford, MA – Zeiterion Theatre