For Immediate Release
April 10, 2017
Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397
Icons of classic rock KANSAS to play SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall June 24
Tickets for the Grand Rapids concert go on sale April 14 at 10 AM
Grand Rapids— With a legendary career spanning more than four decades, KANSAS has firmly established itself as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands, and they are set to play Grand Rapids at DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 8:00 PM.
Tickets go on sale beginning Friday, April 14 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices are $40, $55, $75, $95, $195 (VIP Premium Seat), and $245 (VIP Wheat & Greet). Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena® and DeVos Place® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices are subject to change. VIP Premium Seats include one premium reserved seat to the show, an autographed KANSAS photo, KANSAS: The Prelude Implicit Standard CD, exclusive KANSAS tote bag, and a commemorative KANSAS ticket. VIP Wheat & Greet tickets include one premium reserved seat to the show, Wheat & Greet photo with KANSAS before the show, KANSAS collectible drumhead, KANSAS: The Prelude Implicit Standard CD, exclusive KANSAS tote bag, commemorative KANSAS ticket, and an exclusive KANSAS VIP laminate.
Composing a catalogue that includes fifteen studio albums and five live albums, KANSAS has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show), and two one million-selling gold singles, ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind.’ KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and ‘Dust In the Wind’ has been played on the radio more than three million times!
2016 marked the release of The Prelude Implicit, KANSAS’s fifteenth studio album. The wide-ranging progressive rock album was released on InsideOut Music, and marks the band’s first studio album release in 16 years.
The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.
Along with constant touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio. The band has reached a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence on the popular video games Rock Band and Guitar Hero, and through their songs’ inclusion in various television shows such as ‘Supernatural,’ and ‘South Park,’ and with films ‘Old School,’ and ‘Anchorman.’
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