Kansas Announce New Album ‘The Absence of Presence’ Out 26th June 2020; European ‘Point of Know Return’ Anniversary Tour Dates Revealed

KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on 26th June 2020.

The album follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’

“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platts towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.

This Autumn, KANSAS will be taking its very popular Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour to Europe for 13 dates in October and November. The Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour will include songs from “The Absence of Presence,” classic hits and deep cuts, and will culminate with the iconic album “Point of Know Return” performed in its entirety.

We are really proud of the album ‘The Absence of Presence,’” comments KANSAS guitarist, producer, and songwriter Zak Rizvi. “Making a new KANSAS album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers, to progressive epics, to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.”

It’s been a while since the band has been able to perform in Europe, where we have some very passionate fans,” adds KANSAS guitarist Richard Williams. “We are excited to take the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour across Europe. Not only will they hear us perform that album in its entirety, along with other hits and deep cuts, but they will be the first fans to hear some of the songs from ‘The Absence of Presence’ performed live.”

Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour Dates
October 18 – London, England – Palladium
October 20 – Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
October 21 – Hamburg, Germany – Docks
October 23 – Tampere, Finland – Tamperetalo
October 24 – Helsinki, Finland – Culture House
October 26 – Stockholm, Sweden – Cirkus
October 27 – Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
October 29 – Berlin, Germany – Tempodrom
October 31 – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
November 3 – Munich, Germany – Circus Krone
November 5 – Heilbronn, Germany – Harmonie
November 9 – Bochum, Germany – RuhrCongress
November 10 – Amsterdam, Holland – Carre Theatre

After wrapping-up current U.S. dates for the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour this spring, KANSAS will debut a track from “The Absence of Presence” live, this summer, during the Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour when the band will be touring with Foreigner and Europe.

Tickets for the KANSAS Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour will go on sale this week. Ticket and VIP Package information is available at KansasBand.com. Tickets for the U.S. Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour, and KANSAS Classics dates are on sale now with ticket and VIP package information are also available at KansasBand.com.

For more information on KANSAS, The Absence of Presence, The Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour, The Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, or the Juke Box Heroes 2020 tour, please visit: www.kansasband.com

Upcoming Tour Dates

Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour Dates
March 6 – Wichita Falls, TX – Memorial Auditorium
March 7 – Amarillo, TX – Amarillo Civic Center Auditorium
March 13 – Salem, OR – Elsinore Theatre
March 15 – Grand Junction, CO – The Avalon Theatre
March 18 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
March 19 – Thousand Oaks, CA – Bank of America Performing Arts Center
March 21 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center
March 22 – Cerritos, CA – Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts
April 17 – Madison, WI – The Orpheum Theater
April 18 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
April 24 – Elkhart, IN – The Lerner Theatre
April 25 – Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
May 1 – Salem, VA – Salem Civic Center
May 2 – Richmond, VA- Dominion Energy Center
May 8 – Lowell, MA – Lowell Memorial Auditorium
May 9 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 15 – Newark, OH – Midland Theatre
May 16 – Marietta, OH – The Peoples Bank Theatre
May 17 – Marietta, OH – The Peoples Bank Theatre
May 29 – Fayetteville, AR – Walton Arts Center
May 30 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Performance Hall

Juke Box Heroes 2020 Tour Dates with Foreigner & Europe
July 9 – Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
July 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 11 – Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheater
July 14 – Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 15 – Wheatland, CA – Toyota Amphitheatre
July 18 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
July 21 – West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
July 22 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 24 – Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
July 25 – Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Center
July 26 – Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 – Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 29 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
July 31 – Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
August 2 – Burgettstown, PA – S&T Bank Music Park
August 4 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion
August 5 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
August 7 – Darien Center, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
August 8 – Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
August 9 – Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center
August 21 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
August 22 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
August 23 – Wantagh, NY – Northwell Heath at Jones Beach Theater
August 25 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
August 26 – Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
August 28 – Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
August 29 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
August 30 – Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
September 1 – Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
September 4 – Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
September 5 – Tampa, FL – MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
September 6 – West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
September 8 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheatre
September 9 – Southaven, MS – BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove
September 11 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
September 12 – The Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 13 – Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater

KANSAS Classics Tour Dates

May 20 – Wichita, KS – WAVE – Outdoor Stage
May 21 – Mayetta, KS – Prairie Band Casino & Resort
May 23 – Biloxi, MS – IP Casino Resort
October 2 – Effingham, IL – Effingham Performance Center
October 4 – Deadwood, SD – Deadwood Mountain Grand

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