ENID, Okla. – The legendary band Kansas is coming to Enid in October, according to Stride Bank Center officials.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 for the concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on October 21 at Stride Bank Center. Ranging from $45 to $65, plus fees, tickets will be available at StrideBankCenter.com or at the center’s second-floor office.
With a legendary career spanning five decades, Kansas have established themselves as one of America’s iconic classic rock bands. This “garage band” from Topeka, Kansas, released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner, and have sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Composing a catalog that includes 16 studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums; three six-platinum albums, “Leftoverture”, “Point of Know Return”, “Best of Kansas”; a platinum live album, “Two for the Show”; a quadruple platinum single “Carry On Wayward Son”; and another triple platinum single, “Dust in the Wind”. Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks during the 1980s and 1980s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums in North America, Europe and Japan. “Carry On Wayward Son” continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and “Dust In the Wind” has been played on radio over three million times.
The current band consists of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin and original guitarist Richard Williams.
Along with touring, Kansas remains a staple of classic rock radio and popular culture and has reached a new generation through commercials; popular video games Rock Band, Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto; the band’s documentary film “Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere”; and an appearance on The CW’s “Walker” TV show. The group’s songs have been included in various television shows such as “Supernatural”, “Reacher”, “South Park”, “The Office” and “The Simpsons”, as well as films such as “Old School”, ” The Suicide Squad”, “Anchorman”, “Pitch Perfect” and “Happy Gilmore”.