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KANSAS: The Prelude Implicit

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  1. KingsGene

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    Kansas Post Teaser Video for New ‘The Prelude Implicit’ Album

    "...Kansas is offering fans an early taste of their upcoming album, The Prelude Implicit, in a teaser video containing samples from the track listing...

    http://kansas.mobiworld.me/marketing/tpi-message?mid=49&rid=1598448

    “This is definitely a Kansas album,” said guitarist Richard Williams in a press release. “Whether it is a trademark prog epic like ‘The Voyage of Eight Eighteen,’ biting rocker such as ‘Rhythm in the Spirit’ or mindful ballad like ‘The Unsung Heroes,’ there is something on this album for every kind of Kansas fan. After years of pent-up creativity, the entire band is very proud of The Prelude Implicit.”

    The new record, due Sept. 23, also marks the group’s debut release for new label Inside Out Music — a landmark signing for label founder and president Thomas Waber. “Kansas is the biggest and most important prog band to come out of the United States,” he enthused. “I grew up listening to them, and their music is part of my DNA. The Prelude Implicit undoubtedly adds to their already impressive musical legacy. I can’t stop listening to it, and we are proud to be releasing the album....”

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    Kansas Announce First New Album in 16 Years, ‘The Prelude Implicit’

    "...Kansas’ previous album, Somewhere to Elsewhere, came out in 2000 and featured the original lineup from the ’70s. The Prelude Implicit will be their 15th studio LP. Songs from the new album will make their live debut on the fall 2016 Leftoverture 40th anniversary tour. Current concert dates are listed below..."

    Kansas 2016 Tour
    7/08 Lake Charles, LA - Golden Nugget
    7/09 Oklahoma City, OK - Starlight Amphitheater at Frontier City
    7/14 Oshkosh, WI - Waterfest Summer Concert Series
    7/16 Lafayette, IN - Dancing & Cruising In The Streets
    7/20 Eugene, OR - Lane County Fair
    7/23 Aberdeen, WA - D & R Theater
    7/24 Snoqualmie, WA - Snoqualmie Casino
    7/26 Garden City, ID - REVOLUTION CENTER
    7/28 Grand Junction, CO - Avalon Theatre
    7/29 Wendover, NV - Peppermill Concert Hall
    7/30 Reno, NV - Harrah's Reno Convention Center
    8/02 Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
    8/04 San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    8/05 Chandler, AZ - Ovations Live Showroom at Wild Horse Pass Casino
    8/06 Los Angeles, CA - Pershing Square Summer Concert Series
    8/10 Cedar Rapids, IA - McGrath Amphitheatre
    8/12 Dallas, PA - Wells Fargo Amphitheater at Misericordia University
    8/13 Le Roy, NY - Jam At The Ridge
    8/18 Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Center
    8/20 Imperial, NE - Chase County Fair
    8/22 St Cloud, MN - Paramount Theatre
    8/23 St Cloud, MN - Paramount Theatre
    8/24 Mankato, MN - Vetter Stone Amphitheater
    8/26 Pocatello, ID - Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheater
    8/28 Billings, MT - Alberta Bair Theater
    9/01 Victoria, TX - Victoria Fine Arts Center
    9/02 San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    9/04 Darlington, SC - NASCAR Spring Cup Bojangles Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

    Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour
    9/30 – Pittsburgh, PA — Benedum Center
    10/1 – Philadelphia, PA — Merriam Theater
    10/5 – Wilmington, NC — CFCC Wilson Center
    10/7 – Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Symphony Hall
    10/8 – Nashville, TN — Ryman Auditorium
    10/14 – Houston, TX — Cullen Performance Hall
    10/15 – Dallas, TX — Majestic Theatre
    10/21 – St. Louis, MO — Peabody Opera House
    10/22 – Kansas City, MO — Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
    10/27 – Indianapolis, IN — Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
    10/28 – Detroit, MI — Sound Board at MotorCity Casino
    10/30 – Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
    11/3 – Milwaukee, WI — Pabst Theater
    11/4 – Chicago, IL — Copernicus Center
    11/11 – Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall
    11/12 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts
    11/18 – New Bedford, MA — Zeiterion Theatre
    11/19 – Huntington, NY — The Paramount
    11/25 – Baltimore, MD — Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric
    11/26 – Boston, MA — Berklee Performance Center
    12/1 – Daytona Beach, FL — The Peabody Daytona Beach

    EDIT: dates updated as of 7/7/16
     
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    I'm disappointed that Steve Walsh is no longer with Kansas, but I am still excited for this release. In their heyday, you didn't get much better when it came to American prog-rock than Kansas......terrific band.
     
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    That must be a typo when they said that the 40th anniversary of Leftoverture was coming up. Oh, wait. Holy CRAP...

    Hoping that they add some West Coast dates!
     
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    I wanted to see Kansas a while back. I just missed them by one day while on a business trip in Massachusetts! But I will definitely see them in Baltimore in November! :D
     
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    I'm cautiously optimistic. I didn't care for their last couple of albums. I'm definitely catching this tour though, since I've never seen them live.
     
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    I've only seen them live once, which was about twenty years back (they had just released their greatest hits box set), at a club in Bangor, Maine. One of THE LOUDEST concerts I've been to....up there with Motorhead and Yngwie Malmsteen for ear-splitting pain. They were awesome, though...Icarus-Borne On Wings Of Steel is such an amazing song to experience live.
     
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    FYI, there are lots more 2016 dates in addition to those listed above, including many west coast dates. The other dates are before the new CD release, so don't know if they'll be playing any of the new songs. I'm going to see them on August 18 in Colorado Springs.

    http://www.kansasband.com/tour-dates.php
     
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    Thanks for the information. I updated the opening post with the additional dates. However please note that the "Leftoverture 40th anniversary tour" starts 9/30...
     
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    I was ready to dismiss this based on the lack of Steve Walsh, but the singer is actually pretty spot-on. Definitely on the list now.
     
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    Great song! Already have the new album on pre-order. :D
     
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    I saw them a couple of months ago. BOC was the co-headliner. Such a great show. Their singer they have now does an incredible job. If you closed your eyes you would beleive it was Steve Walsh singing. Have my fingers crossed this album will be good.
     
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    Yeah, that pushed it into the buy category for me as well.

    That's awesome. I remember seeing the same combination like 20-something years ago. I used to catch both bands a couple of times a year when I lived back East, but seems like they never tour the West Coast.
     
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    I've got to give them credit for having one of the proggiest names for an album I've seen in a while.

    I don't know if I'll have a chance to see them live this time around, but I've never been disappointed by them in the five shows or so that I've seen them live. My favorite show from them was sometime in the mid 90's when they played "The Bells of St. James" from In the Spirit of Things, one of the more underrated albums out there.
     
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    I saw Kansas last spring and they definitely sounded great live. I got the new CD Saturday and was not disappointed. There's no "Dust in the Wind or Carry On Wayward Son" monster hits on it but it's solid vintage Kansas. One of my favorite songs off the disc was Refugee.
     
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    This new release is fantastic. Definitely a return to their older proggy feel...not quite as "heavy", but still amazing.
     
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    Charlie Dudley So where do we begin and what else can we say?

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    I'm digging the new album. I was skeptical going in with Walsh no longer being the lead singer. However, Ronnie Platt does a tremendous job of stepping in and still sounding like Kansas. The album is a little lighter on guitar than I'd like but it's really good. "With This Heart" is a solid song. "Rhythm in the Spirit" & "The Voyage of Eight Eighteen" are really standout Prog, classic Kansas tracks to me. Looking forward to seeing them in ATL on 10/7
     
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    Charlie Dudley So where do we begin and what else can we say?

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    Saw Kansas last night in Atlanta. They played for over two hours. Playing Leftoverture in its entirety and songs from 10 albums. Sounded fantastic. If you're a fan of them, you should definitely check out this tour if they're near you.
     
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