Kansas to launch tour Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary tour in September

Written by on May 15, 2018

Credit: Michie TurpinIn 2016 and 2017, Kansas celebrated the 40th anniversary of its classic 1976 album Leftoverture with a special tour, and now the band has announced plans to mark the big 4-0 of its similarly successful 1977 studio effort, Point of Know Return, with a commemorative trek this fall.

The Point of Know Return 40th Anniversary Tour kicks off September 28 in Atlanta and is plotted out through a December 15 show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Each stop of the trek will feature a two-hour concert that will include a full performance of the album, plus a set of other Kansas classics and gems.

Point of Know Return, which was the prog-rock veterans’ fifth studio effort, peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 and, like Leftoverture, has sold more than 4 million copies in the U.S. The record included Kansas’ highest-charting single, “Dust in the Wind,” which reached #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, the album’s title track was a top 30 hit.

Prior to the Point of Know Return trek, Kansas has more than 30 other shows lined up at which they will be playing assorted classic tunes and fan favorites. The band’s next scheduled show takes place May 24 in Airway Heights, Washington.

At select dates during the spring and summer, the group will be performing alongside such veteran acts as Asia Featuring John Payne, Dokken, Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Blue Oyster Cult.

Here are all of Kansas’ forthcoming tour dates:

5/24 — Airway Heights, WA, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
5/26 — Canyonville, OR, Seven Feathers Casino Resort
5/27 — Snoqualmie, WA, Snoqualmie Casino Ballroom
5/30 — San Jose, CA, City National Civic
6/1 — Cabazon, CA, Morongo Casino Showroom
6/2 — Henderson, NV, Sunset Station Outdoor Amphitheatre
6/3 — Scottsdale, AZ, Talking Stick Resort
6/7 — Del Mar, CA, San Diego County Fair
6/8 — Paso Robles, CA, Vina Robles Amphitheatre (with Asia Featuring John Payne)
6/9 — Reno, NV, Harrah’s Reno – The Plaza
6/29 — Norman, OK, Riverwind Casino
6/30 — Hot Springs, AR, Timberwood Amphitheater at Magic Springs Park
7/1 — Caloosa, OK, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7/19 — Walker, MN, Moondance Jam
7/20 — Deadwood, SD, Deadwood Mountain Grand
7/22 — Comstock, NE, Comstock Rock Festival (with Dokken)
7/25 — Cedar Falls, IA, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
7/27 — Huber Heights, OH, Rose Music Center at The Heights
7/29 — Wabash, IN, Honeywell Center
8/4 — Mitchell, NE, Scotts Bluff County Fair (with Starship Featuring Mickey Thomas)
8/10 — Virginia Beach, VA, Sandler Center for the Arts
8/11 — Charlotte, NC, Ovens Auditorium
8/12 — Myrtle Beach, SC, Calvin Gilmore Theater
8/16 — Shippensburg, PA, H. Rick Luhrs Performing Arts Center
8/17 — Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
8/18 — Kingston, NY, Ulster Performing Arts Center
8/24 — Austin, TX, Nutty Brown Cafe & Amphitheatre
8/25 — Durant, OK, Choctaw Grand Theater (with Creedence Clearwater Revisited)
8/26 — Midland, TX, Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
9/13 — Salt Lake City, UT, Utah State Fair Days of 47 Arena (with Blue Oyster Cult)
9/21 — Newkirk, OK, Council Bluff Event Center – First Council Casino
9/22 — Blue Rapids, KS, Alcove Spring Park
9/28 — Atlanta, GA, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center*
9/29 — Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium*
10/5 — Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre*
10/6 — Pittsburgh, PA, Heinz Hall*
10/12 — Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater*
10/13 — Chicago, IL, Chicago Theater*
10/19 — Kansas City, MO, Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland*
10/20 — St. Louis, MO, Fabulous Fox Theatre*
10/26 — Kalamazoo, MI, The State Theatre*
10/27 — Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre – Detroit*
11/2 — San Antonio, TX, The Tobin Center for Performing Arts*
11/3 — Dallas, TX, Majestic Theatre*
11/9 — Cincinnati, OH, Taft Theatre*
11/10 — Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre*
11/16 — Huntington, NY, The Paramount – Huntington*
11/17 — Worcester, MA, Hanover Theatre*
11/23 — Wilkes-Barre, PA, The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts*
11/24 — Baltimore, MD, Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric*
11/30 — Asheville, NC, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium*
12/1 — Columbia, SC, The Township Auditorium*
12/6 — Mobile, AL, Saenger Theatre*
12/8 — Clearwater, FL, Ruth Eckerd Hall*
12/14 — Daytona Beach, FL, Peabody Auditorium*
12/15 — Fort Lauderdale, FL, Au-Rene Theater at Broward Center*

* = Point of Know Return Tour

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