Legendary United States progressive rock band Kansas will release their highly anticipated new studio album The Absence of Presence on 26th June this year.
Kansas has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and the band is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind’ through to progressive epics like ‘Song for America’. The Absence of Presence follows 2016’s The Prelude Implicit, that debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. K
The Absence of Presence will feature nine all new tracks written by the band, now with Ronnie Platt on lead vocalss, David Ragsdale on violin, Tom Brislin (keyboards), Richard Williams and Zak Rizvi (guitars), Phil Ehart (drums), and Billy Greer on bass. It was produced by Rizvi, withEhart and Williams co-producing.
“We are really proud of the album The Absence of Presence,” said Rizvi. “Making a new Kansas album sets a very high musical standard that is expected from our fans. From rockers, to progressive epics, to ballads, there is something on this recording for everybody.”
This Autumn, Kansas will be heading through Europe on their Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour, with a single date set for England at the London Palladium on 18th October.
“It’s been a while since the band has been able to perform in Europe, where we have some very passionate fans,” Williams noted. “We are excited to take the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour across Europe.
“Not only will they hear us perform that album in its entirety, along with other hits and deep cuts, but they will be the first fans to hear some of the songs from The Absence of Presence performed live.”
Tickets for the European tour, including VIP packages are available by clicking here.