Rock Band KANSAS to Expand Tour in Celebration of 40th Anniversary of Iconic Album


Nashville, TN – October 15, 2018 – America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be touring select cities in the United States and Canada next spring, expanding the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. For the first time in history, the band is performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety. The tour showcases more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites. Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, October 19, 2018. Ticket information can be found at

The first leg of the KANSAS: Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour premiered September 28, 2018, in Atlanta, GA. The tour has already performed to large and enthusiastic audiences in Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Glenside, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Milwaukee, WI; and Chicago, IL

In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling studio album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.

“After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was,” comments KANSAS guitarist, and original member, Richard Williams. “From the album artwork to the song lsquo;Dust in the Wind,’ the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in Rock N Roll history and even in popular culture.

For two years we played around 80 select shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We have been blown away by the positive fan response. Our hope is that fans will enjoy this Point of Know Return Tour just as much, and hopefully even more! So far, that has been the case and we hope to continue it!”

Throughout the tour, live shows not only culminate with the album Point of Know Return performed in its entirety, but KANSAS also performs classic hits, deep cuts, and fan favorites. The band has not publicly performed some songs in the more than two-hour KANSAS musical event in decades.

KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt adds, “I often joke that I cannot be in charge of putting together a set list, because there are too many songs that I really want to perform. These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets. Of course, there will be hits like lsquo;Carry On Wayward Son,’ but to know we will be performing songs that KANSAS has not performed live for twenty or thirty years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun.”


Date City/State Venue
March 8, 2019 Des Moines, IA Hoyt Sherman Place
March 9, 2019 Peoria, IL Peoria Civic Center Theater
March 15, 2019 Salina, KS The Stiefel Theatre for the Performing Arts
March 22, 2019 Charleston, WV Clay Center for the Arts amp; Sciences
March 23, 2019 Louisville, KY Louisville Palace Theatre
March 29, 2019 Beaver Creek, CO Vilar Performing Arts Center
March 30, 2019 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
April 2, 2019 Tucson, AZ Fox Tucson Theatre
April 4, 2019 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
April 6, 2019 Los Angeles, CA The Orpheum Theatre
April 7, 2019 Santa Barbara, CA Arlington Theatre
April 10, 2019 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre
April 12, 2019 Portland, OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 13, 2019 Seattle, WA Paramount Theatre
April 24, 2019 Vancouver, BC The Orpheum
April 26, 2019 Edmonton, AB Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
April 28, 2019 Calgary, AB Jack Singer Concert Hall
April 30, 2019 Saskatoon, SK TCU Place
May 1, 2019 Regina, SK Conexus Arts Centre
May 3, 2019 Winnipeg, MB Burton Cummings Theatre for Performing Arts
May 10, 2019 Rockford, IL Coronado Performing Arts Center
May 11, 2019 Ft. Wayne, IN Foellinger Theater


Date City/State Venue
September 28, 2018 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
September 29, 2018 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium – SOLD OUT
October 5, 2018 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre – SOLD OUT
October 6, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA Heinz Hall
October 12, 2018 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theater
October 13, 2018 Chicago, IL The Chicago Theater
October 19, 2018 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
October 20, 2018 St. Louis, MO The Fabulous Fox Theatre
October 26, 2018 Kalamazoo, MI The State Theatre
October 27, 2018 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
November 2, 2018 San Antonio, TX Tobin Center for Performing Arts
November 3, 2018 Dallas, TX Majestic Theatre – SOLD OUT
November 9, 2018 Cincinnati, OH Taft Theatre
November 10, 2018 Indianapolis, IN Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
November 16, 2018 Huntington, NY The Paramount
November 17, 2018 Worcester, MA The Hanover Theatre
November 23, 2018 Wilkes-Barre, PA F.M. Kirby Center
November 24, 2018 Baltimore, MD The Modell Lyric
November 30, 2018 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
December 1, 2018 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
December 6, 2018 Mobile, AL Saenger Theatre
December 8, 2018 Clearwater, FL Ruth Eckerd Hall
December 14, 2018 Daytona Beach, FL Peabody Auditorium
December 15, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center

For more information on KANSAS and the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, please visit:

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J.R. Rees | KANSAS Management Office

[email protected]