Original Lineup of Kansas to Reunite
Classic Rock report that Kansas are getting ready for a one-off reunion with original members Kerry Livgren, Dave Hope and Robby Steinhardt. The event is set to take place on August 17 in Pittsburgh, PA. Drummer Phil Ehart says the band chose Pittsburgh because "Pittsburgh and the whole state of Pennsylvania discovered the band first. We came here in the early days and it was like our home from home."
The concert will be a two-part event, starting with Kansas performing together with a 35-piece symphony orchestra. After intermission the band will return to play some of their classic tunes. Says Ehart "We do a symphony set then we do a regular set. And in the meantime we have Dave, Kerry and Robby playing on different songs with the current band throughout the whole show. We’ve got some great stuff planned for the intermission too – it’s gonna rock."
The event is in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. There has been no mention of them taking all original members out on tour, but who knows what happens if the gig in Pittsburgh is a success?