Kansas announce 'Point of Know Return' 40th anniversary tour

Kansas mark the 40th anniversary of their 1977 hit album 'Point of Know Return' with tour dates featuring complete performances of the track listing as well as hits and fan favourites.

Point of Know Return anniversary dates follow an anniversary tour in honour of 1976's Leftoverture.

Guitarist Rich Williams pointed out in a press release that it's a long opportunity to celebrate with fans.

"After the success of the album Leftoverture, it was hard to imagine when we released Point of Know Return that this album would be even bigger, but it was," said Williams. "From the album artwork to the song ‘Dust in the Wind,’ the album Point of Know Return is really ingrained in rock 'n' roll history and even in popular culture. The past two years we have done around 80 select shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We have been blown away by the positive fan response. Our hope is that fans will enjoy this Point of Know Return Tour just as much, and hopefully even more!"

Singer Ronnie Platt, who entered the lineup in 2014 after the departure of original Steve Walsh said the tour offers a chance to perform some of his personal favorites — as well as lead the band through some pretty deep cuts.

"I often joke that I cannot be in charge of putting together a set list, because there are too many songs that I really want to perform. These shows, though, will be about as close as it gets," added Platt. "Of course, there will be hits like ‘Carry On Wayward Son,’ but to know we will be performing songs that Kansas has not performed live for twenty or thirty years, or even ever, that is just really exciting. It is going to be a lot of fun."

The tour begins this September in Atlanta.

Source: Ultimate Classic Rock