Think back to prog's 1970s heyday and you'll probably recall that British bands like Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Genesis pretty much dominated the landscape, leaving little room for American bands. Nevertheless, a few managed to emerge, like the Topeka-based Kansas, whose blend of
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
In 2013 Kansas will be chalking up a major milestone when they celebrate four decades as a band. In honor of the special event, the band has unveiled their 40th Anniversary Celebration and Fan Appreciation Concert scheduled for Aug. 17 at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, Pa.
They've been around for almost 40 years, filling arenas, racking up plenty of hits, and selling millions of records along the way -- but the guys in Kansas have never had one of their songs covered by a bunch of costume-wearing metal enthusiasts. Until now, that is.
Rock veterans Kansas recently wrapped their spring tour, and they're in the process of getting ready for a fall return. The band has announced headline dates with veteran prog rock act King's X supporting on most shows.
Kansas may not realize it, but when they performed with members of the U.S. Army Orchestra during the Army Entertainment 'Carry On' concert, they left some very special memories behind. U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Christina Wensel, who performed 'Dust in the Wind' with Kansas violinist David Ragsdale at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. noted the Veterans Day concert was something she'll never forget.
The Muppets' fruitful association with classic rock continues. In this viral video, the oft put-upon but always gentlemanly lab assistant know Beaker offers his acoustic and meep–filled rendition of 'Dust in the Wind' by Kansas to an online audience. He certainly puts his own unique stamp on the tune.
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