Kansas Extends The’Leftoverture’ Tour and Plan For New Album

Kansas has extended their second leg of the Leftoverture tour that marks their 40th anniversary. The band has added more than 30 dates, stretching the tour well into December. Tickets for these new shows go on sale March 31 at kansasband.com.

The extra dates haven’t stopped the band from sketching out plans for their next album. The untitled project will quickly follow 2016’s The Prelude Implicit. Before that, Kansas hadn’t released an album of new material since Somewhere to Elsewhere in 2000.


“Coming back 40 years later, we did learn what a very good album it was and is to this day,” founding drummer Phil Ehart told Billboard. “The album did everything for us, and going back and revisiting the music we realized what a great job [former member] Kerry Livgren did in writing the album – and what a great job the band did in playing it and carrying it forward.”

The Prelude Implicit was the band’s first album with singer and keyboardist Ronnie Platt, who was one of three new members who joined the group after Steve Walsh unexpectedly retired in 2014. The band is now led by Ehart and fellow co-founding member Rich Williams.

Kansas’ New ‘Leftoverture’ 40th Anniversary Tour Dates
8/25 – Shreveport, LA, Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
8/26 – Baton Rouge, LA, Baton Rouge River Center Theatre
9/8 – Santa Rosa, CA, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts
9/9 – Stockton, CA, Bob Hope Theatre
9/12 – San Francisco, CA, Warfield Theatre
9/13 – Thousand Oaks, CA, Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
9/15 – Bakersfield, CA, Fox Theater
9/19 – San Diego, CA, Poway Center for the Arts
9/21 – Wichita Falls, TX, Memorial Auditorium Wichita Falls
9/22 – Amarillo, TX, Amarillo Civic Center
9/29 – Corpus Christi, TX, Selena Auditorium
9/30 – Houston, TX, Cullen Performance Hall
10/6 – Topeka, KS, Topeka Performing Arts Center
10/7 – Sioux City, IA, Orpheum Theatre
10/13 – Champaign, IL, The Virginia Theatre
10/14 – Evansville, IN, Victory Theatre
10/20 – Dodge City, KS, United Wireless Center
10/21 – Wichita, KS, Hartman Arena
10/27 – Knoxville, TN, Knoxville Civic Auditorium
10/28 – Huntsville, AL, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
11/3 – Saginaw, MI, Dow Events Center Theater
11/4 – Toledo, OH, Stranahan Theater
11/10 – Waukegan, IL, Genesee Theatre
11/11 – Appleton, WI, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
11/17 – Madison, WI, Capitol Theater
11/18 – Minneapolis, MN, State Theatre
11/24 – Buffalo, NY, University at Buffalo Center for the Arts
11/25 – Akron, OH, The Goodyear Theater
12/1 – North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
12/2 – Jacksonville, FL, Florida Theatre
12/8 – Pembroke Pines, FL, Pembroke Pines City Center
12/9 – The Villages, FL, Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

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