KANSAS is returning to Dodge City.

The band, which played at United Wireless Arena in 2015, is bringing its Leftoverture tour to Dodge City on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m.

"The band has been pretty overwhelmed by the popularity of this tour and the new album," said Phil Ehart, drummer and original band member. "Never having performed an album in its entirety, we didn’t know what to expect.

"Due to enthusiasm from our fans, we are excited to expand this tour to select cities."

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

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 No. 5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than 6 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 Sept. 23, 2016, marked KANSAS’ biggest selling week in the Soundscan era, and the highest charting release since Power (1986). The album reached No. 14 on the Top 200 album chart, No. 41 on the Billboard 200, No. 5 for Rock Albums, No. 6 for Physical Albums, No. 17 on the Vinyl Albums chart and more. The Prelude Implicit is now available for purchase in stores and online.

Tickets for the show will be on sale at a later date through www.ticketmaster.com or at the United Wireless Arena box office. For more information, call the box office at 620-371-7878.

 

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