Rick Kern/WireImageKansas has a busy 2016 ahead of them, as the veteran band is planning to head into the recording studio to work on its first album of original music in 15 years. In addition, the group already has more than 20 North American tour dates scheduled, spanning from a February 21 show in San Juan, Puerto Rico, through a July 23 performance in Calgary, Canada.

Most of the concerts Kansas has lined up for next year will take place in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. Among the cities the band will visit are Biloxi, Mississippi; Erie, Pennsylvania; Staten Island, New York; Springfield, Missouri; Orlando, Florida; and Marion, Ohio.

This past September, Kansas announced that it had signed a new record deal with the InsideOut Music label to release what will be the group’s 15th studio effort. Founding drummer Phil Ehart said at the time, “In speaking for all the members of Kansas, we could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists.”

Kansas also recently posted a video message featuring all the current band members thanking fans for supporting them in 2015 and wishing them happy holidays. You can watch the clip on the group’s official Facebook page.

Here are all of Kansas’ 2016 tour dates, according to KansasBand.com:

2/21 — San Juan, Puerto Rico, Centros de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré
3/4 — Biloxi, MS, Hard Rock Live
3/5 — Oxford, AL, Oxford Performing Arts Center
3/25 — Beverly, MA, The Cabot Performing Arts Center
3/26 — Pittsfield, MA, The Colonial Theatre
4/3 — Erie, PA, Warner Theatre
4/8 — Lancaster, PA, American Music Theatre (w/ Blue Oyster Cult)
4/9 — Staten Island, NY, St. George Theatre
4/10 — Peekskill, NY, Paramount Hudson Valley
4/15 — Jackson, MI, Potter Center at Jackson College
4/16 — Naperville, IL, Pfeiffer Hall
4/17 — Springfield, MO, Gillioz Theatre
4/21 — Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
4/23 — Jefferson, IA, Wild Rose Casino
4/28 — Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury (w/The Edgar Winter Band)
4/29 — Mashantucket, CT, The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
4/30 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
5/1 — Orlando, FL, Moonstone Music Festival
5/14 — Marion, OH, Marion Palace Theatre
6/25 — Augusta, NJ, Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival – Sussex County Fairgrounds
7/8 — Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Grand Event Center
7/23 — Calgary, AB, Canada, Deerfoot Inn & Casino

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