Kansas to perform March 24 with MSU Symphony Orchestra

2012-01-24T09:50:00Z 2012-01-24T11:35:02Z Kansas to perform March 24 with MSU Symphony Orchestra The Billings Gazette
January 24, 2012 9:50 am

Kansas is coming to Bozeman to perform with the Montana State University Symphony on Saturday, March 24 in the Shroyer Gym.

the doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. They are available at the MSU Fieldhouse box office, all Ticketswest outlets,

by phone at 1-800-808-5940 and online at Ticketswest.com

Tickets start at $25 for students and $50 for rserved floor seats. The show is being produced by Knitting Factory Presents.

Kansas is one of America's most successful progressive rock bands, producing eight gold albums and one platinum live album "Two for the Show." Their million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind" brought Kansas to world-wide fame.

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. Their single "Carry On Wayward Son" was the  No. 2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to  No. 1 in 1997.

In 1998, Kansas released an orchestral CD, "Always Never the Same," recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras.

In 2000 Kansas went back into the studio with original band member and songwriter Kerry Livgren to produce "Somewhere to Elsewhere," the first CD featuring all six of the original players in 20 years.

The ten new songs were written by Kerry Livgren and recorded in his studio in Topeka, KS. Players included: Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Steve Walsh and Richard Williams.

In 2001 the digitally re-mastered release of "Masque" and "Leftoverture," including never-released demos and live cuts, was released. The digital re-master of "Point of Know Return" was released in February 2002. It also includes two new live cuts.

 

Contact Jaci Webb at 657-1359 or jwebb@billingsgazette.com

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