Kansas Is A Band KANSAS' first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974, "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early 70's, what "seemed to be different," was actually ahead of its time. The members who make up KANSAS are; Phil Ehart (drummer), Billy Greer (bass guitar, vocals), Robby Steinhardt (violin, vocals), Steve Walsh (lead vocals, keyboards) and Richard Williams (lead and acoustic guitar).
From the beginning, KANSAS achieved success by playing only their original music. This "garage band" from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold who worked for Don Kirshner and released their first album in 1974.
The band has produced eight gold albums, two triple Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind." KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the 70's and 80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, "Carry On Wayward Son" was the #2 most Played Track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.
Original member and keyboard wizard Steve Walsh said of the band, "We're heading into a new century with new ideas and discoveries ahead. Once again, we want to spark the imagination." The sparks are now coming from an orchestral tour, with the accompaniment of top-caliber symphony orchestras, the group delivers a sound in a new setting that is strictly KANSAS...ahead of its time...again.