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KANSAS SIGNS WITH APA

KANSAS SIGNS WITH APA

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April 15th, 2015

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Kansas, one of the most iconic Rock ‘n’ Roll bands of all time will continue to forge their musical legacy by signing with APA for worldwide representation to bring their unique sound to fans around the globe. Band members Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, David Manion, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Richard Williams are looking forward to keeping their one-of-a-kind music on the road. “KANSAS has been a part of the Rock ‘n’ Roll landscape for over four decades,” commented Steve Lassiter, SVP/Partner and Head of Concerts at APA Nashville. “Their fans are extremely devoted, and we at APA are excited to continue to unite the band with their fans for more stops along their musical journey.” Miracles Out Of Nowhere, a new, in-depth documentary chronicling the legendary band’s beginnings and rise to fame, premiered in February at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and made its television premiere on both VH1 Classic and Palladia on March 20. The film and companion CD was released on March 23 and debuted at #37 on Billboard’s Album Sales chart and at #61 on the Billboard Top 200. KANSAS’s first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974. “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so.” Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70’s, what seemed to be “different,” was actually ahead of its time. This “garage band” from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner. With over 30 million records sold, the band 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 a million-selling gold single, ‘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’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. Along with touring, KANSAS continues to remain a fixture of Classic Rock radio and 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.’ For additional information please contact: Kirt Webster, kirt@websterpr.com 615-777-6995 x232

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  1. Mickey Marvin says:

    I discovered Kansas about 5 years ago and I love them. Okay, so I came late to the Kansas party, but I am only 25! Awesome band.

    Mickey Marvin
    Austin, TX

  2. Coco Bailey says:

    Kansas is an iconic band that is still making music that people want to hear. I have seen them live many times and will happily do it again. Some bands, groups or artists grow old and you want to remember them the way they were and feel sad when you see them hanging on at oldies shows. Not Kansas. They still rock on.

    Coco Bailey
    Santa Monica, CA

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