Kansas Add More 2024 Dates to 50th Anniversary Tour

The classic rock icons are showing no signs of slowing down

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Kansas [Courtesy]

After playing several successful shows on their current 50th anniversary tour in 2023 and 2024, Kansas have decided to extended the run yet again. The rock music legends have added a third and final leg to the tour, extending it by an additional few months. The trek celebrates 50 years of the band’s illustrious music history with concerts featuring two full hours of memorable hits, fan favorites and deep cuts rarely performed live. The tour has been hallmarked by energetic and spellbinding performances at some of the foremost theaters and performing arts centers across the United States and into Canada.

Check out the full list of new shows below.

Most newly announced concert dates go on sale this Friday, March 22 at 10AM Local Venue Time. Kansas Fan Club, American Express Card Holders, Spotify, and other pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 20, at 10AM Eastern Time. Previously announced concert dates and Kansas VIP Packages are on sale now and selling fast.

The band boasts a lineup including original guitarist Richard Williams, bassist and vocalist Billy Greer, lead vocalist and keyboardist Ronnie Platt, keyboardist and vocalist Tom Brislin, violinist and guitarist Joe Deninzon, and original drummer Phil Ehart. Drummer Eric Holmquist is performing on drums while Phil Ehart continues to recover from a major heart attack.

Additionally, Kansas will take a break from its 50th Anniversary Tour to perform its Kansas Classics set at different events across the United States.

“This tour has already been incredibly special for the band. The 50th Anniversary Tour started in 2023 which commemorates Kansas’s first year as a band. It is continuing in 2024 which commemorates the release of the first Kansas album,” comments Kansas guitarist and original member Richard Williams. “There are so many places in the U.S. where we haven’t been able to play yet, Topeka and Wichita just to name two, we knew we would have to add a third and final leg to the tour. After such a successful and sold-out premiere of the tour in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we wanted to put an exclamation point on the tour by having the closing 50th Anniversary Tour concert take place back there at the Benedum Center.”

“The way audiences have received the 50th Anniversary Tour has been spectacular,” Kansas drummer and original member Phil Ehart states. “It only made sense to extend the tour into 2024. We look forward to fans in more locations being able to see the tour – and for people who loved it the first time to see it again!” Ehart adds, “Heck, the first 50 dates didn’t even include the state of Kansas. You know we must perform there!”

“The audiences for this 50th Anniversary Tour have been exhilarating,” adds Kansas lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “Let me tell you, after a decade of performing in the band, the energy the fans bring each night continues to give me goosebumps. Fans in attendance seem to continue to raise their energy level and that just makes it even more fun for us up on stage than it already is!”

“As in life, our entire career has been a winding journey,” adds original guitarist Richard Williams. “Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, and finally worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture and Point of Know Return.” Williams goes on to remember, “That was followed by various lineup changes, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last decade.” Williams concludes, “There have been and continue to be several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release represent that journey and the forks along that road.”

Last year, Kansas released a career-spanning compilation titled Another Fork in the Road – 50 years of Kansas. The album is available digitally and on a three-CD set. In addition to a career-spanning collection of carefully selected tracks from the band’s sizable discography, the set also includes a new version of the song, “Can I Tell You.” Originally released on their 1974 debut album, the song has updated by the current lineup. Fans can purchase it now HERE.

Kansas 50th Anniversary Tour 2023 2024

January 12 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
January 13 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
January 19 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
January 20 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
January 27 – Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
January 28 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts
February 2 – Pensacola, FL – Saenger Theatre
February 3 – Birmingham, AL – BJCC Concert Hall
March 1 – Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy Center
March 2 – Tysons, VA – Capital One Hall
March 8 – Springfield, MO – Gillioz Theatre
March 9 – St. Joseph, MO – Missouri Theater
March 22 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
March 23 – Salina, KS – The Stiefel Theatre
April 5 – Toledo, OH – Stranahan Theater
April 6 – Elkhart, IN – Lerner Theatre
April 12 – Champaign, IL – Virginia Theatre
April 13 – Waukegan, IN – Genesee Theatre
April 19 – Marietta, OH – Peoples Bank Theatre
April 20 – Newark, OH – Midland Theatre
April 26 – Morristown, NJ – Mayo Performing Arts Center
April 27 – Lancaster, PA – American Music Theatre
May 2 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center*
May 4 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall*
May 10 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts
May 11 – Albany, NY – Palace Theatre
May 17 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
May 18 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
July 19 – Walker, MN – Moondance Jam Festival*
September 13
Lincoln, CA – The Venue at Thunder Valley Casino*
September 17 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery*
September 19 – Temecula, CA – Pechanga Resort Casino*
September 20 – Rancho Mirage, CA – Agua Caliente Casino Resort*
September 22 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts by the Bay*
September 24 – Thousand Oaks, CA – Bank of America Performing Arts Center
September 27 – Mesa, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
September 28 – Las Vegas, NV – The Smith Center
October 4 – Topeka, KS – Topeka Performing Arts Center
October 5 – Park City, KS – Hartman Arena
October 11 – Colorado Springs, CO – Pikes Peak Center
October 12 – Cheyenne, WY – Cheyenne Civic Center
October 18 – Jackson, MS – Thalia Mara Hall
October 19 – Shreveport, LA – Shreveport Municipal Auditorium
October 25 – Midland, TX – Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
October 26 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater
November 1 – Rockford, IL – Coronado Performing Arts Center
November 2 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
November 8 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
November 9 – Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre
November 15 – Evans, GA – Columbia County Performing Arts Center
November 16 – Spartanburg, SC – Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium
November 22 – Paducah, KY – Carson Center for the Performing Arts
November 23 – Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center
December 5 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Theatre
December 6 – Roanoke, VA – Berglund Center
December 8 – Reading, PA – Santander Performing Arts Center
December 11 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center
March 15, 2025 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – 70s Rock & Romance Cruise

New dates in BOLD
*Kansas Classics show

Ticketing VIP Packages will be available HERE

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