KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band has released another track from their upcoming, new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond out May 28, 2021.
Fans can now stream “Portrait (He Knew) (Live 2019-20) at this link:
The song was recorded on November 16, 2019 at the Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC.
This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’
The album is now available for pre-order at https://kansas.lnk.to/PointofKnowReturn-LiveBeyond
The band recently released a teaser for the live album here https://youtu.be/6s0kt7BfadM.
KANSAS previously released the live tracks “Point of Know Return (Live 2019-20)” (recorded April 4, 2019 in San Diego, CA at the Balboa Theater) and “The Wall (Live 2019-20)” (recorded February 22, 2020 in Knoxville, TN at the Tennessee Theatre).
Point of Know Return Live & Beyond is co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams, and is recorded and mixed by Chad Singer. The album features 22 songs selected from 12 shows recorded in 2019 and 2020 during KANSAS’s Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. The setlist includes classic hits, deep cuts, and culminates with the band’s sextuple-platinum album, Point of Know Return, performed in its entirety.
Following the success of the band’s Leftoverture Anniversary Tour, KANSAS followed that tour up with the even more popular Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. The overwhelming success of that tour, and the previous live album, Leftoverture Live & Beyond, led the band, along with Inside Out Music, to release selected songs from the tour as a live album.
“We knew we wanted to release a live album of the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. Being unable to tour for more than a year has given us the opportunity to work on Point of Know Return Live & Beyond and release it for our fans who are missing live concerts as much as we are,” said KANSAS drummer and album co-producer, Phil Ehart. “When we discussed who would mix the album, we thought the best possible person would be the guy who mixes the band live every night and recorded the shows on the road. Nobody knows better how KANSAS sounds live than our front of house engineer, Chad Singer!”
“This live album sounds great,” adds KANSAS guitarist and album co-producer, Richard Williams. “We wanted to make sure this album captures and represents how KANSAS sounds live in concert. Point of Know Return Live & Beyond does just that.”
Along with original KANSAS band members Phil Ehart on drums and Richard Williams on lead guitar, Point of Know Return Live & Beyond, features Tom Brislin on keyboards and vocals, Billy Greer on bass and vocals, Ronnie Platt on lead vocals and keyboards, David Ragsdale on violin and vocals, and Zak Rizvi on guitar and vocals.
Point of Know Return Live & Beyond, will be released May 28, 2021, on Inside Out Music and is distributed by The Orchard. The album will be available as a double CD digipak, triple 180-gram vinyl + 2 CD box-set, and digitally on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, iTunes, and other fine digital retailers.
Point of Know Return Live & Beyond Track Listing:
1.) Cold Grey Morning
2.) Two Cents Worth
3.) The Wall
4.) Song for America
7.) Taking in the View
8.) Miracles Out of Nowhere
9.) Point of Know Return
11.) The Spider
12.) Portrait (He Knew)
13.) Closet Chronicles
14.) Lightning’s Hand
15.) Dust in the Wind
16.) Sparks of the Tempest
17.) Nobody’s Home
18.) Hopelessly Human
19.) Carry On Wayward Son
20.) People of the South Wind
22.) Lonely Wind
When touring resumes, KANSAS will continue rescheduled Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour dates as well as KANSAS Classics tour dates. More information on the tour, including specific Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour dates, can be found at www.kansasband.com.
The band recently announced that their European Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour dates had been rescheduled to 2022. The full list of dates can be found below:
11 October 2022 – Amsterdam, Netherlands: Carre Theater
12 October 2022 – Hamburg, Germany: Docks
14 October 2022 – Helsinki, Finland: Culture House15 October 2022 – Tampere, Finland: Tamperetalo
17 October 2022 – Stockholm, Sweden: Cirkus
18 October 2022 – Oslo, Norway: Sentrum Scene
20 October 2022 – Berlin, Germany: Tempodrom
22 October 2022 – Bochum, Germany: Ruhrcongress Center
23 October 2022 – Brussels, Belgium: Cirque Royale
25 October 2022 – Paris, France: Olympia Theater
28 October 2022 – Frankfurt, Germany: Jahrhunderthalle
30 October 2022 – Heilbronn, Germany: Harmonie
31 October 2022 – Munich, Germany: Circus Krone
3 November 2022 – London, England: Palladium