THE ONE AND ONLY WORLD PREMIER EVENT - HERE IN PITTSBURGH - RICH ENGLER PRESENTS
40 YEARS OF KANSAS - FAN APPRECIATION CONCERT - SATURDAY, AUGUST 17TH AT THE BENEDUM CENTER.
PERFORMING A FULL REPERTOIRE OF CLASSICS BOTH ON THEIR OWN AND WITH A 40 PIECE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY ALL ORIGINAL BAND MEMBERS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS
with special guest appearances by Kerry Livgren, Dave Hope, and Robby Steinhardt
TICKETS AVAILABLE BY PHONE AT 412.456.2600 OR AT THE THEATER SQUARE BOX OFFICE
Steel City Selected to host the event with special guest appearances by retired original members DAVE HOPE, KERRY KIVGREN, AND ROBBY STEINHARDT.
TICKETS GO ON SALE STARTING MARCH 8
Celebrating 40 years as a band, legenday American Progressive Rock Band KANSAS is taking a break from their regular touring schedule to say "thank you" to their legions of loyal "Wheatheads" with a once-in-a-lifetime fan appreciation concert scheduled for AUGUST 17,2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
When asked about the special evening, guitarist Richard Williams explains, "Our fans are the best in the world and have hung in there with us forever@ We want to thank them for this very special event."
To start the concert KANSAS withh perform a set backed by a 35-piece symphony orchestra. Following an intermission, KANSAS will then rock out to a traditional band set of classics from their repertoire. The night will be highlighted by special guest appearances throughout the concert by original members Dave Hope, Kerry Livgren, and Robby Steinhardt- marking the first time all original members of the band will be on the same stage together in more than 30 years.
Paul Ehart, KANSAS' drummer further describes the event, "We do a symphony set, then we do a regular set. And in the meantime we have Dave, Kerry, and Robby playing on different songs with the current band through the whole show!! And we've got some great stuff planned for the intermission, too! It's gonna rock!"
The event will take place at the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Stanley Theatre) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This venue was selected because of the special meaning to the band due to their history of concerts and loyal fan base in the Steel City.
"People need to know that ittsburgh, and the whole state of Pennsylvania discovered the band KANSAS first! We came here in the early days and Pittsburgh was like our home away from home!" says Ehart. "Heck, we are using Rich Engler to promote this show at what used to be the Stanley Theater.