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American Rock Band Known for "Carry On Wayward Son"

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Kansas Biography

Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind". They have remained a classic rock radio staple and a popular touring act in North America and Europe.

Formed by members Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, and Rich Williams, the group signed a recording contract with Kirshner Records in 1973. The same year they released their self-titled debut album.

After the release of two albums in 1975, including “Masque” (which sold a half a million copies in the United States), the group released “Leftoverture” in October 1976. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the single "Carry On Wayward Son", which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, leading the album to sell over five million copies in the United States.

The following year their fifth album “Point of Know Return” was issued and certified four times platinum by the RIAA and spawned the Top 10 single "Dust in the Wind".

After the release of a live album, the group sixth studio release “Monolith” was issued in 1979, which spawned two singles. “Audio-Visions” was released in 1980 and certified gold by the RIAA.

Their eighth studio album “Vinyl Confessions” released the single "Play the Game Tonight" which became their first Top 20 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in four years, however the album itself did not sell and eventually after the release of a ninth studio album in 1983, the group disbanded.

Kansas reformed again in 1986 and released the studio album “Power” on MCA Records, whose single "All I Wanted" reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. After the release of another album in 1988, the group reunited seven years later for the forming of the album “Freaks of Nature” (1995) on Intersound Records.

In 1998 “Always Never the Same” was released on River North Records, followed by “Somewhere to Elsewhere” in 2000 on Magna Carta Records.

In the aughts, Kansas released 2001's "Dust in the Wind," 2002's "Device - Voice - Drum," 2009's "There's Know Place Like Home" and 2017's "Leftoverture: Live and Beyond".

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  • What are the speaker fees for Kansas

    Speaking fees for Kansas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kansas are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kansas, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kansas speak about?

    Kansas is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Entertainers, Music.
  • Where does Kansas travel from?

    Kansas generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kansas’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kansas for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kansas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kansas or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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American Rock Band Known for "Carry On Wayward Son"

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Kansas Biography

Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s with hit singles such as "Carry On Wayward Son" and "Dust in the Wind". They have remained a classic rock radio staple and a popular touring act in North America and Europe.

Formed by members Kerry Livgren, Robby Steinhardt, Dave Hope, Phil Ehart, Steve Walsh, and Rich Williams, the group signed a recording contract with Kirshner Records in 1973. The same year they released their self-titled debut album.

After the release of two albums in 1975, including “Masque” (which sold a half a million copies in the United States), the group released “Leftoverture” in October 1976. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the single "Carry On Wayward Son", which reached #11 on the Billboard Hot 100, leading the album to sell over five million copies in the United States.

The following year their fifth album “Point of Know Return” was issued and certified four times platinum by the RIAA and spawned the Top 10 single "Dust in the Wind".

After the release of a live album, the group sixth studio release “Monolith” was issued in 1979, which spawned two singles. “Audio-Visions” was released in 1980 and certified gold by the RIAA.

Their eighth studio album “Vinyl Confessions” released the single "Play the Game Tonight" which became their first Top 20 single on the Billboard Hot 100 in four years, however the album itself did not sell and eventually after the release of a ninth studio album in 1983, the group disbanded.

Kansas reformed again in 1986 and released the studio album “Power” on MCA Records, whose single "All I Wanted" reached #19 on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. After the release of another album in 1988, the group reunited seven years later for the forming of the album “Freaks of Nature” (1995) on Intersound Records.

In 1998 “Always Never the Same” was released on River North Records, followed by “Somewhere to Elsewhere” in 2000 on Magna Carta Records.

In the aughts, Kansas released 2001's "Dust in the Wind," 2002's "Device - Voice - Drum," 2009's "There's Know Place Like Home" and 2017's "Leftoverture: Live and Beyond".

Kansas Videos

  • Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son (Offiical Video)
  • Kansas - Dust In The Wind [2004] Live

FAQs on booking Kansas

  • How do I book Kansas to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kansas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kansas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kansas or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kansas

    Speaking fees for Kansas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kansas are $30,000 - $50,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kansas, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kansas speak about?

    Kansas is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Arts & Humanities, Entertainers, Music.
  • Where does Kansas travel from?

    Kansas generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kansas’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kansas for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kansas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kansas or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kansas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kansas for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kansas generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Three Dog Night, Grand Funk Railroad, KC and the Sunshine Band, Don Felder and Daughtry. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kansas for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Kansas Speaker Videos

  • Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son (Offiical Video)
    Kansas - Dust In The Wind [2004] Live

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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