Kansas’ ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ Featured in New Miller Lite Commercial
The next time the guys in Kansas lay their weary heads to rest, they can dream about a fresh stream of royalties from "Carry On Wayward Son."
The song, originally recorded for the band's 1976 Leftoverture LP and a No. 11 pop hit the following year, is heard in a new commercial for Miller Lite that — as you can see above — shows a karaoke enthusiast strolling into a liquor store and awkwardly trying to show off for the guy behind the counter by belting out the "Wayward Son" refrain — just before another customer walks in.
The commercial comes during a busy year for the veteran rockers, who announced the departure of singer Steve Walsh last summer and have since been (ahem) carrying on with new singer Ronnie Platt, formerly of Shooting Star. They've also been promoting Miracles Out of Nowhere, a new documentary and CD devoted to Kansas' early years and streak of hit records during the '70s.
The band hasn't released an album of new material since Somewhere to Elsewhere in 2000, but drummer Phil Ehart hinted at renewed recording efforts during an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock earlier this year — a position recently echoed by guitarist Richard Williams, who told UCR, "We’re starting to assemble [things], you know, putting ideas together. Talking about how are we going to do this, where are we going to do this, who is going to co-produce this with us — all of these things ... that is kind of the focus of what we’re doing beyond the tour and promoting the documentary."
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