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EACC presents classic rock band KANSAS

EACC will present the classic rock band Kansas on Saturday, April 22nd at 7:30 p.m. at the EACC Fine Arts Center in Forrest City.  Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 6th at 10:00 a.m. 

With a legendary career spanning five decades, Kansas has firmly established itself as one of America's iconic classic rock bands.  This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974, has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as "Carry On Wayward Son," "Dust in the Wind," and progressive epics like "Song for America."

Composing a catalogue that includes sixteen studio albums and five live albums, Kansas has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album, one quadruple-platinum single, "Carry On Wayward Son," and another triple-platinum single, "Dust in the Wind." 

Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for over 200 weeks throughout the '70s and '80s, and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe, and Japan.  "Carry On Wayward Son" continues to be one of the top five most played songs on classic rock radio, and "Dust in the Wind" has been played on the radio more than three million times. 

The band is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist/vocalist Tom Brislin, and original guitarist Richard Williams.  With no signs of slowing down, Kansas continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

Along with constant touring, Kansas continues to remain a fixture on Classic Rock radio and popular culture, reaching a whole new audience through their unmistakable presence in various commercials, popular video games as Rock Band, Guitar Hero, and Grant Theft Auto, and the band's documentary film "Kansas: Miracles Out of Nowhere."  The band's songs have also been included in various television shows such as "Supernatural," "Reacher," "South Park," and "The Office," as well as blockbuster films including "Old School," "Anchorman," "Pitch Perfect," and "Happy Gilmore."

Tickets for Kansas are $44 and will be available online, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.  The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City, just off Interstate 40.  

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