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Kansas announce massive 2023/2024 50th Anniversary Tour including stop in Central Florida

Classic progressive rock icons Kansas are turning 50 this year, and they’re celebrating by hitting the road for a massive tour that will carry over into 2024.


Kansas The Another Fork in the Road - 50th Anniversary Tour Melbourne Florida

The Another Fork in the Road - 50th Anniversary Tour officially starts its trek through North America on June 2 in Pittsburgh, keeping a steady pace throughout the summer, fall and winter before coming to its conclusion on January 28 of 2024 in Fort Lauderdale, but not before stopping off in Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Clearwater, and Melbourne.


The penultimate tour date will see Kansas take to the stage in Melbourne on Janaury 27 at the King Center for the Performing Arts.


Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 27 at 10 am.


Fans will hear songs spanning 50 years of KANSAS music including hits such as Carry On Wayward Son, Dust in the Wind, Point of Know Return, Play the Game Tonight, and Fight Fire with Fire, fan favorites, and deep cuts that have rarely been played live.


Kansas The Another Fork in the Road - 50th Anniversary Tour Melbourne Florida

“Our entire career has been a winding journey,” comments Kansas guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture & Point of Know Return, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, various lineup changes, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last eight years; there have been several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release will represent that journey and the forks along that road.”


“I’m incredibly excited about the 50th Anniversary Tour,” adds lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I tell people I’m not allowed to create a setlist, because it would be five hours long. There are so many songs I want to perform live. I think fans will be excited not only to hear our hits and fan favorites spanning 50 years of Kansas, but also some songs that haven’t been performed live in decades.”

With a legendary career spanning five decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have gone on to sell more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Composing a catalogue that includes sixteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), one quadruple-Platinum single ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ and another triple-Platinum single ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times!


Kansas The Another Fork in the Road - 50th Anniversary Tour Melbourne Florida

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