2017-08-10 / On the Town

Kansas carries on with ‘Leftoverture’ tour

Members of the rock band Kansas aren’t laying their weary heads to rest. They’re hitting the road hard to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their seminal “Leftoverture” album, which featured the No. 11 smash “Carry On Wayward Son.”

The group will play the album in its entirety, along with fan favorites like “Dust in the Wind” and “Point of Know Return,” when it performs at 7:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 13 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks.

The show features more than two hours of classic music including hit songs, deep cuts and tunes from the band’s 2016 CD, “The Prelude Implicit.”

Powered by “Carry on Wayward Son,” the “Leftoverture” album—released in October 1976—sold more than five million copies. It was penned by former member Kerry Livgren.

“When ‘Wayward Son’ hit, it changed everybody’s lives and gave us a career,” Kansas drummer Phil Ehart told Ulimate Classic Rock. “After that, ‘Point of Know Return’ came out and then ‘Dust in the Wind’ hit, and we just had three or four hits right in a row and that just about set us up. It was an exciting time.”

Tickets for the Kavli show, $51 to $106, are available via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at the CAP box office. For information, call (805) 449-2787 or visit www.civicartsplaza.com.

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