Kansas Launch Video For Jets Overhead
KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released another new song and music video for their song “Jets Overhead” taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video HERE.
“Jets Overhead” has become one of my favorite songs on the album, says KANSAS Guitarist Zak Rizvi, who wrote the music for the song. “Tom Brislin wrote some fantastic lyrics, David Ragsdale’s violin solo is absolutely smoking, and Ronnie Platt nailed the vocals.”
“Jets Overhead” follows the release of “Memories Down the Line”, which was released on May 15. Fans can stream the song and watch the video HERE.
In April they released the song and music video for “Throwing Mountains”, which can be seen HERE.
The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video HERE. Today, ‘The Absence of Presence’ is available for pre-order.
“We are really excited for our fans to be able to get a taste of what is to come from ‘The Absence of Presence,’” says KANSAS lead vocalist Ronnie Platt. “I think people will really be surprised by the album. ‘The Absence of Presence’ shows the band firing on all cylinders.”
Billboard.com first announced the new album during an exclusive interview with KANSAS drummer and “The Absence of Presence” co-producer Phil Ehart. View HERE.
“The Absence of Presence” follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit,” which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. KANSAS 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 the progressive epic ‘Song for America.’
“The Absence of Presence,” released by Inside Out Music, features nine all new tracks written by the band, produced by Zak Rizvi, and co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams. KANSAS’s signature sound is unmistakable throughout. The album showcases Ronnie Platt’s towering vocals, David Ragsdale’s searing violin, Tom Brislin’s dazzling keyboards, Williams and Rizvi’s electrifying guitar riffs, Ehart’s powerful drums, and Billy Greer’s rocking bass.
“The Absence of Presence” will be released June 26, 2020, on Inside Out Music. The album will be available on CD, Double LP 180 Gram Vinyl, Limited Edition Deluxe CD + 5.1 Blu-Ray Artbook, as well as digitally. To pre-order ‘The Absence of Presence’, click HERE.
“The Absence of Presence” Track Listing:
The Absence of Presence
Memories Down the Line
Circus of Illusion
Animals on the Roof
The Song the River Sang
In the interest of rapidly developing public health concerns and warnings due to the Coronavirus, recent KANSAS tour dates have been postponed and are being rescheduled. This includes this Autumn’s Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour, which have been moved to 2021. For more information on KANSAS, “The Absence of Presence,” The Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour: www.kansasband.com
Point of Know Return Anniversary European Tour Dates 2021
October 12, 202 Frankfurt, Germany Jahrhunderthalle
October 13, 2021 Hamburg, Germany Docks
October 15, 2021 Helsinki, Finland Culture House
October 16, 2021 Tampere, Finland Tamperetalo
October 18, 2021 Stockholm, Sweden Cirkus
October 20, 2021 Oslo, Norway Sentrum Scene
October 22, 2021 Berlin, Germany Tempodrom
October 23, 2021 Bochum, Germany Ruhr Congress
October 27, 2021 Munich, Germany Circus Krone
October 28, 2021 Heilbronn, Germany Harmonie
October 30, 2021 Amsterdam, Netherlands Carre Theatre
October 31, 2021 Brussels, Belgium Cirque Royal
November 2, 2021 Paris, France L’Olympia Theatre
November 4, 2021 London, England Palladium