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Kansas Comes to Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom, 3/2-3

Bringing classic rock sounds from the '70s, Kansas will perform at The Orleans Showroom on March 2 and 3.

Kansas started as a bar band in Topeka, Kansas, combining British-style progressive rock with elements of both early '70s heavy metal and classical music, all while maintaining a hard rock edge. Instrumentally, the music of Kansas is noted for the presence of violin as a lead instrument, dual lead guitars, extensive orchestrations and melodic interplay.

In 1976, more than two years after their debut release, Kansas charted their first hit single, "Carry On Wayward Son" and in 1978 they charted their biggest hit, "Dust in the Wind."

In all, Kansas has released 25 radio singles and 14 studio albums, including the 2000 release "Somewhere to Elsewhere."

Kansas recently reached a new audience through their presence in popular video games "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero." Their music was also featured in such hit films as "Old School" and "Anchorman."

Showtime each evening is 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting from $49.95, plus tax and convenience fees, and can be purchased at any Coast Casinos Box Office, by calling 702.365.7075, or visiting www.orleanscasino.com.

Located at 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., The Orleans includes more than a dozen restaurants, an 18-screen movie theater, 70-lane bowling center, 827-seat showroom featuring theater-style seating, and a 9,500-seat Orleans Arena. The property has a 135,000-square foot casino with 60 table games including Blackjack-21, Roulette, Baccarat, Craps and Pai Gow. Guests will also find more than 2,800 slot and video poker machines. Additionally, The Orleans includes a bingo parlor, keno lounge and race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, New Jersey, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.


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