Kansas Re-Issues & Box Set

Published: 2004-06-23
Another 70s rock band has reached into the vault of the musical past to re-issue their music. To prove that they are no "Dust in the Wind" the rockers are also on the road again to promote their new releases.

From the beginning in 1974 Kansas played their own music. The band – who took their name from their home state – considered themselves to be different, a musicians band. They were the original "garage band" ahead of their time.

Kansas, who is still sporting its original membership, has eight gold albums, a gold single, one platinum album, and three six-time platinum albums. On June 29 Kansas will celebrate 30 years of making rock music by re-issuing expanded versions of their self-titled debut album and "Song for America". Both albums were originally released in 1974. The expanded versions will contain new material which was not included on the original releases, along with some new liner notes.

On August 17 a three disc boxed set is being released. "Sail On: The 30th Anniversary Collection 1974-2004" will include two audio CDs featuring 27 songs. The third disc is a DVD of live footage and music videos. The box set will also include some new liner notes.

Kansas is currently on tour but at the moment they have no shows scheduled in Canada.

August 7 North Tonawanda (Buffalo) – Gateway Park

Writer: Sherrill Fulghum



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