Rock Band KANSAS Sets Concert Date In Worcester

Rock Band KANSAS Sets Concert Date In Worcester

America's preeminent progressive rock band KANSAS will tour select U.S. cities this fall, celebrating the 40th anniversary of their massive hit album "Point of Know Return" and performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase more than two hours of classic KANSAS music including hit songs, deep cut, and fan favorites, making a stop at The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale to theatre members Wednesday, March 21 at 10 a.m. and go on sale to the general public Friday, March 23 at 10 a.m.

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 album. The album peaked at number four 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," KANSAS guitarist and original member Richard Williams said. "From the album artwork to the song 'Dust in the Wind,' the album "Point of Know Return" is really ingrained in rock and roll history and even in popular culture. The past two years we have done 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!"

"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," KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt said. "These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets. Of course, there will be hits like 'Carry On Wayward Son,' but to know we will be performing songs that KANSAS has not performed live for 20 or 30 years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun."

Tickets to KANSAS start at $45 with a limited number of VIP packages available for $125. Discounts are available to members of The Hanover Theatre and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online atTheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877.571.SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

The Hanover Theatre continues to draw over 197,000 patrons annually with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits ("Les Misérables," "Kinky Boots"), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Tony Bennett) and everything in between ("A Christmas Carol," Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After nine seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre's recently acquired 551 Main Street houses new function space, offices, rental space for a restaurant on the ground floor and The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts on the lower level.

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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