The American rock band Kansas is celebrating 50 years of making music with “Another Fork in the Road” – a collection of 50 years of music – and a tour beginning late in the spring that will play in 50 cities.  Along with the classic hits over the years, Kansas will also perform fan favourites, and some deep album cuts that fans have rarely heard live.

Ticket sales and VIP packages go on sale beginning January 27.

After forming in 1973, Kansas released their self titled debut album in 1974.  Over 20 albums later the band has earned eight gold albums, three multiple platinum albums, and two multi platinum singles.

Original member and guitarist Richard Williams spoke on the band saying, “our entire career has been a winding journey.  Whether it’s been the ‘original’ lineup signing with Don Kirshner, years on the bus, touring with Queen, worldwide success peaking with Leftoverture & Point of Know Return, the valleys of the 90’s and ‘dinosaur bands’ losing steam, various lineup changes, to our most recent ‘rebirth’ and success of our latest new music over the last eight years; there have been several forks in the road of that journey. This 50th Anniversary Tour and release will represent that journey and the forks along that road.”

Lead singer Ronnie Platt added, “I’m incredibly excited about the 50th Anniversary Tour.  I tell people I’m not allowed to create a setlist, because it would be five hours long. There are so many songs I want to perform live. I think fans will be excited not only to hear our hits and fan favorites spanning 50 years of KANSAS, but also some songs that haven’t been performed live in decades.”

The current lineup of the band are original members Phil Ehart and Richard Williams; joinedby Billy Greer, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Tom Brislin.

But before Kansas begins their anniversary show, they will be making their Classics tour.

Kansas’ Another Fork in the Road tour dates:
March 11 at Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL
March 17 at the Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center in Shawnee, OK
March 23 at the Quechan Casino in Winterhaven, CA
March 24 at the Pala Casino in Pala, CA
March 25 at The Good Life Festival in Queen Creek, AZ
April 1 at the Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA
April 20 at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center in Marion, IL
April 22 at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City, AR
May 19 at The Devon Lakeshore Amphitheater in Decatur, IL
May 21 at the Iroquois Amphitheater in Louisville, KY
June 2 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA
June 3 at The Lyric in Baltimore, MD
June 9 & 10 at the Keswick Theatre in Glenside, PA
June 16 at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN
June 17 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, MI
June 29 at Massey Hall in Toronto, ON
July 1 at the Kodak Center in Rochester, NY
July 7 at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati, OH
July 8 at the Clowes Memorial Hall in Indianapolis, IN
July 14 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN
July 15 at The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL
July 21 at The Grand Theater in Wausau, WI
July 22 at The Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI
July 27 at The Midland Theatre in Kansas City, MO
July 29 at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, MO
Aug 4 at the Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines, IA
Aug 5 at the Orpheum Theater in Omaha, NE
Aug 18 at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, TN
Aug 19 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN
Aug 25 at The Paramount Theatre in Denver, CO
Aug 26 at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City, UT
Sept 6 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver, BC
Sept 8 at The Paramount Theater in Seattle, WA
Sept 9 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland, OR
Sept 12 at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts in Boise, ID
Sept 14 at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA
Sept 16 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
Sept 17 at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego, CA
Sept 22 at the Kiva Auditiorium in Albuquerque, NM
Sept 24 at The Plaza Theatre in El Paso, TX
Oct 12 at The Hanover Theatre in Worcester, MA
Oct 13 at the Tiles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, NY
Oct 20 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts in San Antonio, TX
Oct 21 at the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land, TX
Oct 26 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL
Oct 27 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN
Nov 3 at the Ovens Auditorium in Charlotte, NC
Nov 4 at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC
Dec 1 at the Johnny Mercer Theatre in Savannah, GA
Dec 2 at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA
Jan 12 at the Florida Theatre in Jacksonville, FL
Jan 13 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, SC
Jan 19 at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall in Fort Myers, FL
Jan 20 at the Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, FL
Jan 27 at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, FL
Jan 28 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Ft Lauderdale, FL