There isn't any other music genre that has perhaps influenced the entire music industry more than classic rock. For the classical rock music enthusiasts growing up in the 70s, Kansas had played a remarkable role in shaping their lifestyle. If you miss the good old classic rock country fusion, then this might be one last opportunity to catch the band live in action. Yes! You heard that right because Kansas – the band in Vegas is indeed happening. From the runaway hit "Carry on My Wayward Son" to "Dust in the Wind", this is your chance to relive the glory days once again.
Witness the spectacle amidst thousands of cheering fans and loud music that is sure to set your heart pumping. So, prepare now for one of the biggest spectacles of summer because Kansas is coming to Rock your world.
Kansas is an American rock band made up of five men who have been playing and writing progressive rock for over 40 years now. Any classical rock music lover can distinguish their unique sound and unchained vocals that bring with it a profound sense of freedom. The band is no stranger to the ever evolving music industry as they dedicated their lives to get play to the tastes of multiple generations of music lovers. The first public statement that came from the band was from an album in 1974 where the stated that their music is different, and they hope to remain so as long as they perform.
When the first appeared on the scene, little did they know that their music would go on to influence many generations. As critics and fans cheered on for ages, the band always managed to keep their music ahead of their time. When this little garage band from Topeka release their debut album after being discovered by Wally Gold, nobody could fathom in 1974 that Kansas would go on to become one of the legends of the music industry.
Background and claim to fame
Kansas – the band in Vegas will keep doing what they love and this time, make the people of the desert state groove to the tunes like never before. They began their journey in 1974 and since then has given the music world eight gold albums, one Platinum live album, 3 sextuple-Platinum albums and two different 1 million selling gold singles. The songs titled "Carry on My Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind", managed to stay on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the 70s and 80s. Tickets sold like hotcakes and Kansas one life hit show after another throughout North America, Japan, and Europe.
Carry On My Wayward Son made the record of being the second most played a track on rock radio in the year 1995, but it snatched the first position in 1997. The band released their experimental orchestral album titled "Always Never the Same" in 1998, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra.
Kansas went back to the studio in 2000 with their original songwriter and band member Kerry Livgren. The result came up as the new album "Somewhere to Elsewhere", which was the first album that contained all the six original players that were recorded over 20 years. There are also 10 new songs that were written by Livgren, which was recorded in a studio. The other players included Billy Greer, Phil Ehart, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Steve Walsh, Robbie Steinhardt, and Richard Williams. In 2002, the band released a high-tech DVD that was considered a marvel because of its tremendous sound and visual design.
"Sail On" was a boxed set released by Sony music in 2004, which was a special release that contained vented video footage of the band's performances. Fast forward five years, the band celebrated their 35th anniversary in their hometown of Topeka with a symphonic concert. This spectacular show was released on DVD titled "There's Know Place Like Home", and it captured the unique performances by special guests Steve Morse and Kerry Livgren in high-resolution quality and brilliant sound.
Induction to the Hall of Fame
Right in time for their 40th anniversary, Kansas was inducted into the Georgia music Hall of Fame as well as Kansas Hall of Fame for their contributions and achievements in the music industry. The upcoming concert of Kansas – the band in Vegas just might be one of the very few performances that the band has in store before they retire. Now, the band is performing with the lineup of Phil Ehart as drummer, Billy Greer as bassist/vocalist, David Manion and as keyboardist, Ronnie Platt as keyboardist/vocalist, David Ragsdale as a violinist/guitarist, and Richard Williams as the original guitarist.
Along with their regular tours around the world, the band has remained a favorite among classic rock radio stations. They have also reached out to a new audience after getting featured in "South Park" and "Supernatural", both of which are highly popular TV shows in America. The band has perhaps accomplished everything there is to over the span of more than 40 years but is still hopeful to perform in front of their eager fans around the world for as long as they can.
Live performance review
Kansas, the rock icons of America, has continually enthralled their fans throughout the 70s and 80s with their classic country style music. Later, they shifted to a more progressive rock type theme to match the taste of an exponentially growing fan base. They are known to perform with lots of energy and a sense of purpose so that their fans get their money's worth. Kansas also relies on the heavy participation of the audience to turn a live set into a wild success.
If you want to experience some of the greatest hits of this band, dropped anything you've got and come at end Kansas – the band in Vegas. Just like they have done stay true to the reputation of being one of the most authentic bands of America, history will repeat itself once again in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is one show that you would want to attend with your friends, and relish every moment as the band plays through their years of accomplishments. There is no way you can miss the show!
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