Kiva Auditorium | Albuquerque, New Mexico
This 2023, the legendary progressive rock outfit Kansas is celebrating their 50th anniversary! The platinum-selling band has released several rock staples since emerging in the early ‘70s, and they continue to influence the new generation of musicians! To commemorate their 50th year in the music industry, the band sets out for their massive outing titled Another Fork in the Road. The trek will cover over 40 dates across North America, including a coveted stop in Albuquerque, Nex Mexico! On Friday, 22nd September 2023, Kansas will deliver their high-energy performance at the Kiva Auditorium! Fans can look forward to sensational hits, including “Dust in the Wind,” “Carry on Wayward Son,” “People in the South Wind,” “Hold On,” and many more! If you’ve been listening to Kansas since their heyday or are a new fan, you should know that the band still belts out incredible music. Aside from older hits, their show will also feature new songs from their latest effort, The Absence of Presence! Hurry and secure your tickets now to see the legendary band light up the Kiva Auditorium!
Kansas has been a prolific force in the rock scene since 1973. The Topeka-born band, who named their group after their home state, has more than just dropped platinum-selling hits. Their presence in the music industry has created a legacy influencing the next generation of musicians. Renowned progressive rock bands, such as Dream Theater, Rush, Yes, Symphony X, and Queensryche, have cited Kansas as one of their main influences when writing music. In 1974, the band released their self-titled debut album. The record, later certified gold, entered the Billboard 200 and spawned the singles “Can I Tell You” and “Lonely Winds.”
The following year, the band dropped two studio albums, Song for America and Masque. Both records entered the Billboard 200 and were certified gold in the U.S. after selling over 500,000 copies each. It wasn’t until 1976 that Kansas made their first phenomenal breakthrough. Their fifth studio effort, Leftoverture soared to number 5 on the Billboard 200. The album also served as the band’s international breakthrough after entering the chart in Australia and Canada. Leftoverture featured the band’s most famous hit, “Carry On Wayward Son,” which peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was later certified quadruple platinum. Meanwhile, Leftoverture sold over five million copies in the U.S., becoming Kansas’s best-selling effort.
In 1977, Kansas released another successful record, Point of Know Return. The album became the band’s highest charting effort after peaking at number 4 on the Billboard 200. The fifth studio release featured three incredible hits, “Dustin in the Wind,” “Portrait,” and the fan-favorite title track. Thanks to the album’s success, Kansas debuted in the charts of two more countries, France and the Netherlands. Meanwhile, “Dust in the Wind” entered the charts in France, Belgium, New Zealand, and more. Point of Know Return became Kansas’s second best-selling album, with over four million copies sold in the U.S.
Kansas released several more critically-acclaimed efforts, including their latest album, The Absence of Presence. The 2020 effort spawned three singles, “Throwing Mountains,” “Memories Down the Late,” and “Jets Overhead.” The album entered three Billboard charts and entered the charts in 12 countries.
If you want to catch Kansas as they perform live, hurry and secure your tickets to their show at the Kiva Auditorium! Join the legendary band as they celebrate their 50th Anniversary this 2023!