Kansas fans gearing up to catch the veteran prog-rockers on their extended Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour in 2017 can check out a newly released video for their single “Rhythm in the Spirit.” The track is from their latest studio album The Prelude Implicit, which dropped Sept. 23, 2016 via Inside Out Music.
The "Dust in the Wind" hitmakers posted the clip on Jan. 11 at their official YouTube page after premiering the video on Tuesday at Ultimate Classic Rock. The single and album – a long overdue follow up to 2000's Somewhere Else - spotlight the talents of new lead vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, who replaced longtime frontman/keyboardist Steve Walsh in 2014.
The 5:59 minute video opens with a zoom shot of the album cover before segueing to veteran Kansas lead guitar Rich Williams, newcomer second guitarist Zak Rizvi and David Ragsdale (violin), who harmonize on the song's opening riff. Drummer/founding member Phil Ehart thunders in and brings bassist Billy Greer on board to add to the heaviness before scaling back to highlight Platt's voice in the first verse as he sings, “Trying to find a change/Bad habits have a way/Of numbing all the pain.”
“It's been a long time since we've made a one song concert video and we had a great time doing it,” Kansas write in a statement. “'Rhythm in the Spirit' was our unanimous first choice and we are very happy with how it turned out."
The Prelude Implicit is available here in both standard and deluxe editions in CD, digital, and vinyl formats. Fans can check out the official video for “Rhythm in the Spirit” above.
Kansas will kick off their touring year as part of the big 2017 line up of the 4th annual Cruise to the Edge voyage, which departs from Tampa, Florida via the RCCL Brilliance of the Seas from Feb.7- Nov. 11. The year will see the band continue their celebration of the 40th anniversary of their breakthrough 1976 studio album Leftoverture with special shows throughout the U.S., as well as performing at multiple festivals overseas, including stops at Ramblin Man Fair, Night of the Prog and Sweden Rock Festival. Tickets for select U.S. Kansas dates are available at AXS.
See below for Kansas' upcoming spring 2017 U.S. tour schedule. For all the latest details on Kansas, click here.
Feb. 23 Ft. Myers, FL - Barbara M. Mann Performance Hall
Feb. 24 St. Augustine, FL - St. Augustine Amphitheatre
March 17 Orlando, FL - Plaza Live Orlando
March 24 Salina, KS - The Stiefel Theatre
March 25 Tulsa, OK - The Brady Theater
March 31 Des Moines, IA - Hoyt Sherman Place
April 1 Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center
April 7 Louisville, KY - The Louisville Palace Theatre
April 9 Charleston, WV - Clay Center For The Arts & Sciences
April 18 Denver, CO - The Paramount
April 20 Salt Lake City, UT - Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
April 22 Las Vegas, NV - The Smith Center – Reynolds Hall
April 23 Chandler, AZ - Chandler Center for the Arts
April 26 Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
April 28 Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
April 29 Seattle, WA - Moore Theater