Kansas’ ‘Leftoverture’ Tour Keeps Trucking

Citing “incredible demand,” Kansas announced this week that it’s going to “carry on” with its “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour” plans. A final leg of U.S. dates will keep the band busy through December.

The setlist for the outing features the band’s beloved 1976 album performed in its entirety – for the first time in Kansas’ career – along with other hit songs, deep cuts and selections from 2016’s The Prelude Implicit. Prepare yourselves for more than two hours of tunes from the heartland rockers.

Poster For Kansas' “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour”

“We are having so much fun doing these Leftoverture 40th Anniversary shows, we just want to keep doing them,” guitarist Richard Williams said. “We had no idea when we started doing these, last fall, that they would be so popular. When we first started discussing this concept, we were just hoping to be able to do ten of these type shows.  We would not have predicted we would end up doing nearly 70 of them.  I can’t think of a better way to wrap up 2017, before taking a break from the road at the beginning of 2018, to record a new studio album.”

Previously announced “Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour” performances are scheduled in March and late April, along with a July 16 appearance in Loreley, Germany, for the “Night of the Prog Festival.” Tonight the band plays a sold-out gig in Salina, Kan.

Here are the new dates:

Aug. 25 – Shreveport, La., Shreveport Municipal Auditorium         
Aug. 26 – Baton Rouge, La., Raising Cane’s River Center  
Sept. 8 – Santa Rosa, Calif., Luther Burbank Center For The Arts  
Sept. 9 – Stockton, Calif., Bob Hope Theatre           
Sept. 12 – San Francisco, Calif., Warfield Theatre   
Sept. 13 – Thousand Oaks, Calif., Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
Sept. 15 – Bakersfield, Calif., Fox Theater   
Sept. 19 – Poway, Calif., Poway Center For The Perf. Arts 
Sept. 21 – Wichita Falls, Texas, Memorial Auditorium
Sept. 22 – Amarillo, Texas, Amarillo Civic Ctr. Aud.           
Sept. 29 – Corpus Christi, Texas, Selena Auditorium           
Sept. 30 – Houston, Texas, Cullen Performance Hall
Oct. 6 – Topeka, Kan., Topeka Performing Arts Center       
Oct. 7 – Sioux City, Iowa, Orpheum Theatre
Oct. 13 – Champaign, Ill., Virginia Theatre  
Oct. 14 – Evansville, Ind., Victory Theatre   
Oct. 20 – Dodge City, Kan., United Wireless Arena
Oct. 21 – Wichita, Kan., Hartman Arena      
Oct. 27 – Knoxville, Tenn., Knoxville Coliseum
Oct. 28 – Huntsville, Ala., Mark C. Smith Concert Hall       
Nov. 3 – Saginaw, Mich., Theatre At Dow Event Center      
Nov. 4 – Toledo, Ohio, Stranahan Theater
Nov. 10 – Waukegan, Ill., Genesee Theatre  
Nov. 11 – Appleton, Wis., Fox Cities Performing Arts Center         
Nov. 17 – Madison, Wis., Capitol Theater    
Nov. 18 – Minneapolis, Minn., State Theatre
Nov. 24 – Buffalo, N.Y., University At Buffalo       
Nov. 25 – Akron, Ohio, Goodyear Theater    
Dec. 1 – North Charleston, S.C., North Charleston Perf. Arts Center           
Dec. 2 – Jacksonville, Fla., Florida Theatre

Dec. 8 – Pembroke Pines, Fla., Pembroke Pines City Center
Dec. 9 – The Villages, Fla., Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center

 Presales are ongoing using the passcode KANSASBAND. Wheat & Greet VIP Packages and Premium Seat Packages are also available. The general onsales for most dates begin March 31. The Champaign show presale begins April 4, followed by the general onsale April 7. Visit KansasBand.com for more information.