Credit: Marti GriffinThis October will mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Kansas‘ breakthrough album, Leftoverture, which features the group’s enduring tune “Carry On Wayward Son.” In celebration of the milestone, the prog-rock band has lined up a special fall tour that will feature, for the first time ever, Kansas performing the entire album live.

The trek is scheduled to kick off on September 30 in Pittsburgh, and currently is plotted out through a November 18 performance in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Sixteen dates have been announced so far, but more dates will be added. Tickets for the 40th anniversary Leftoverture concerts go on sale to the general public this Friday, April 22. For additional information, visit

The special shows also will include a selection of other tunes from the band’s back catalog, as well as some songs from Kansas’ forthcoming studio album, The Prelude Implicit. The record is due out this September.

“These definitely will not be your typical Kansas concerts of the past few years,” says founding guitarist Richard Williams. “This is incredibly exciting for the entire band, and hopefully our fans. It’s something we’ve never done before, play an album in its entirety, as part of a set.”

Released in October 1976, Leftoverture peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has gone on to sell more than 5 million copies in the U.S. alone.

Leading up to the anniversary trek, Kansas has more than 40 other shows scheduled throughout the U.S., spanning from a concert this Thursday in Wabash, Indiana, through a September 2 gig in San Antonio.

Here is Kansas’ full 2016 tour schedule:

4/21 — Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
4/23 — Jefferson, IA, Wild Rose Casino
4/28 — Westbury, NY, NYCB Theatre at Westbury (with The Edgar Winter Band)
4/29 — Mashantucket, CT, The Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino
4/30 — Englewood, NJ, Bergen Performing Arts Center
5/12 — Bowling Green, KY, Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC)
5/13 — Elizabeth, IN, Horseshoe Southern Indiana
5/14 — Marion, OH, Marion Palace Theatre
5/18 — Cary, NC, Koka Booth Amphitheater (with Styx & Don Felder)
5/20 — Braman, OK, Southwind Casino
5/26 — Knoxville, TN, Back Porch on the Creek
5/27 — Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium at US Cellular Center
6/2 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena (with Bosotn & Blue Oyster Cult)
6/8 — Hutchinson, KS, Hutchinson’s Historic Fox Theatre
6/10 — Mahnomen, MN, Shooting Star Casino
6/11 — Fort Yates, ND, Pavilion at Prairie Knights Casino
6/14 — San Mateo, CA, San Mateo County Fair
6/16 — Lemoore, CA, Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino
6/25 — Augusta, NJ, Rock, Ribs, and Ridges Festival at Sussex County Fairgrounds
6/26 — Ridgefield, CT, The Ridgefield Playhouse
7/2 — Topeka, KS, Downtown Topeka
7/7 — New Orleans, LA, Civic Theatre
7/8 — Lake Charles, LA, Golden Nugget Grand Event Center
7/9 — Oklahoma City, OK, Starlight Amphitheater in Frontier City
7/14 — Oshkosh, WI, Waterfest at Riverside at Leach Amphitheater
7/16 — Lafayette, IN, Dancing & Cruising in the Streets
7/20 — Eugene, OR, Lane County Fair
7/23 — Calgary, AB, Canada, Deerfoot Inn & Casino
7/24 — Snoqualmie, WA, Snolqualmie Casino
7/26 — Garden City, ID, Revolution Event Center
7/28 — Grand Junction, CO, Avalon Theatre
7/29 — Wendover, NV, Peppermill Concert Hall
7/30 — Reno, NV, Harrah’s Reno Convention Center
8/4 — San Diego, CA, Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay
8/5 — Chandler, AZ, Wild Horse Pass Casino Ovations Live Showroom
8/10 — Cedar Rapids, IA, McGrath Amphitheater (with The Doobie Brothers)
8/13 — Le Roy, NY, Jam at the Ridge
8/22 — St. Cloud, MN, Paramount Theatre
8/23 — St. Cloud, MN, Paramount Theatre
8/26 — Pocatello, ID, Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheater (with Lynyrd Skynyrd)
9/2 — San Antonio, TX, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
9/30 — Pittsburgh, PA, Benedum Center*
10/1 — Philadelphia, PA, Merriam Theater*
10/7 — Atlanta, GA, Atlanta Symphony Hall*
10/8 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium*
10/15 — Dallas, TX, Majestic Theater*
10/21 — St. Louis, MO, Peabody Opera House*
10/22 — Kansas City, MO, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*
10/27 — Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre*
10/28 — Detroit, MI, MotorCity Casino*
10/30 — Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre*
11/3 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater*
11/4 — Chicago, IL, Copernicus Center*
11/11 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckard Hall*
11/12 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Broward Center for Performing Arts*
11/18 — New Bedford, MA, Zeiterion Theatre*

* = 40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour.

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