Kansas Inks Deal with APA

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Kansas has signed with APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) for worldwide representation ahead of the rockers' latest U.S. trek

“Kansas has been a part of the rock ‘n’ roll landscape for over four decades,” commented Steve Lassiter, senior VP/partner and head of concerts at APA Nashville on the company's signing. “Their fans are extremely devoted, and we at APA are excited to continue to unite the band with their fans for more stops along their musical journey.”

Exclusive Premiere: Watch a Clip From the Kansas Documentary 'Miracles Out of Nowhere'

Kansas is currently enjoying another stint in the spotlight, thanks in part to the new documentary Miracles Out Of Nowhere, which premiered in February at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and made its TV debut on VH1 Classic and Palladia on March 20.

The film traces the prog rock band's creation and rise from Topeka to an unlikely deal with the late Don Kirshner's record company and international stardom with enduring hits such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind”.

Its companion CD was released on March 23 and debuted at No. 61 on the Billboard 200 after moving 9,000 units in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music. It's the group's first visit to the chart since 1988's In the Spirit of Things peaked at No. 114 and its highest rank since Power hit No. 35 in 1987.

Chart Wizards: Kansas Returns to Billboard 200 -- And Toto Too

With 30 million career sales under its belt, the band (Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, David Manion, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, and Richard Williams) will start another U.S. tour this Friday (April 10) with a date at The Paramount Theatre of Middletown in New York.
Upcoming Kansas tour dates:

April 10 -- Middletown, NY, The Paramount Theatre of Middletown
April 11 -- Wilkes-Barre, PA,  Mohegan Sun Pocono
April 12 -- New York, NY, NY Ethical Cultural Center
April 25 -- Southaven, MS, Southaven Spring Fest at Snowden Grove
April 30 -- Tuscaloosa, AL , Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
May 1 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Amphitheater at The Wharf
May 2 -- Huntsville, AL, Whistle Stop Weekend
May 8 -- Northfield, OH,  Hard Rock Rocksino
May 9 -- Newark, OH, The Midland Theatre
May 14 -- Wichita, KS, The Orpheum Theatre
May 15 -- Tulsa, OK,  River Spirit Casino Event Center
May 16 -- Richardson, TX, Wildflower Arts & Music Festival
May 28 -- Reading, PA, Santander Performing Arts Center
May 29 -- Springfield, MA, MassMutual Center
May 30 -- Indiana, PA, Kovalchick Complex
June 12 -- Rock Hill, SC, Old Town Amphitheater
June 13 -- Atlanta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at Encore Park
June 26 -- Warsaw, IN, Classic Rock Concert at Glover Pavilion
June 27 -- Baraboo, WI, Ho Chunk Casino Wisconsin Dells
July 1 -- San Rafael, CA, Marin County Fair
July 2 -- Pleasanton, CA, Alameda County Fair
July 3 -- Del Mar, CA, San Diego County Fair
July 5 -- Milwaukee, WI,  Summerfest
July 7 -- Elk Grove, IL,  Village Green
July 11 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Tropicana Showroom
July 18 -- Cincinnati, OH, Festival in Sycamore
July 25 -- Whitehouse Station, NJ, Quick Chek Festival of Ballooning
July 26 -- Ridgefield, CT, Ridgefield Playhouse
Aug. 6 -- Layton, UT, Kenley Centennial Amphitheater
Aug. 7 -- Ridgefield, WA, Clark County Fair
Aug. 8 -- Roseburg, OR, Douglas County Fair
Aug. 14 -- Detroit, MI, GM Renaissance Center – Rockin’ On The Riverfront
Aug. 29 -- Branson, MO, The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
Oct. 9 -- Tarrytown, NY, Tarrytown Music Hall
Oct. 10 -- Patchogue, NY, Patchogue Theatre
Oct. 11 -- Stroudsburg, PA, The Sherman Theatre
Oct. 15 -- Vineland, NJ, The Landis Theatre
Oct. 16 -- Glenside, PA, Keswick Theatre
Oct. 23 -- St. Charles, IL, The Arcada Theatre