01 September 2015
Kansas: signs worldwide recording deal with InsideOutMusic
InsideOut Music is extremely pleased to announce the worldwide signing of legendary US rock group KANSAS for the release of their forthcoming 15th studio album. KANSAS needs no introduction, having sold over 30 million records in their career, as well as achieving 8 gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point Of Know Return, The Best Of Kansas), a platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single ("Dust In The Wind").
Drummer and founding member Phil Ehart had this to say about the signing:
"In speaking for all the members of KANSAS, we could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists. It's our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut."
InsideOutMusic label-head Thomas Waber adds:
"We are extremely excited about signing KANSAS, the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the US! I grew up listening to them and their music is a part of my DNA. Everyone on the team is working hard in making the next studio album count 150% and for it to become an important part in the legacy of this great band. We are very proud to become a part of the journey!"
KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, lead singer/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams. They are currently in the midst of an extensive US tour.
KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs inclusion in various television shows such as 'Supernatural,' 'South Park,' and the films 'Old School,' and 'Anchorman.'
You can find the full list of announced tour dates below:
US Live Dates 2015/2016
4/9 Taste of Colorado - Denver, CO
5/9 Saban Theatre - Beverley Hills, CA
6/9 Freemont Street Experience Summer - Las Vegas, NV
8/9 Crest Theatre - Sacramento, CA
10/9 Chumash Casino - Santa Ynez, CA
11/9 Casino Pauma - Pauma Valley, CA
12/9 Santa Clarita PAC - Santa Clarita, CA
17/9 Marina Civic Center - Panama City, FL
18/9 Newberry Opera House - Newberry, SC
19/9 Niswonger Performing Arts Center - Greeneville, TN
25/9 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel - Providence, RI
26/9 The Big E - West Springfield, MA
27/9 Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA
1/10 Emporia Granada - Emporia, KS
2/10 Lied Center of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
3/10 United Wireless Arena - Dodge City, KS
9/10 Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, NY
10/10 Patchogue Theatre - Patchogue, NY
11/10 Sherman Theater - Stroudsberg, PA
15/10 Landis Theater - Vineland, NJ
16/10 Keswick Theatre - Glenside, PA
17/10 Turningstone Resort & Casino Showroom - Verona, NY
22/10 Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL
23/10 Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL
24/10 Diamond Jo Casino - Dubuque, IA
25/10 Mystic Lake Casino - Prior Lake, MN
29/10 Capitol Theatre - Clearwater, FL
30/10 Maxwell C. King Venter for the Performing Arts - Melborune, FL
4/12 Parker Playhouse - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5/12 The Plaza Theatre - Orlando, DL
6/12 Florida Theatre - Jacksonville, FL
5/3 Oxford Performing Arts Centre - Oxford, AL
8/4 American Music Theatre - Lancaster, PA
15/4 Potter Centre - Jackson, MI
14/5 Marion Palace Theatre - Marion, OH
InsideOutMusic recently became a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, following their acquisition of The Century Family.