“Carry On Wayward Son” was one of their biggest hits—and the band Kansas is carrying on, all right, launching a 40th anniversary tour in honor of their self-titled debut album in 1974. That tour will hit Sacramento on Friday, May 16, when the five-member band—Phil Ehart (an original member), Billy Greer, Dave Ragsdale, Steve Walsh and Richard Williams—will rumble the walls of the historic Crest Theatre. Once “just” a garage band out of Topeka, Kansas went on to be one of the most successful rock groups of the 1970s and ’80s, with a range that roamed from soft rock (“Dust in the Wind”) to progressive rock (“Point of Know Return”) to straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll. Perhaps this quote from the band’s website sums it up best: “From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different—and we hope we will always remain so.”
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the crest.com. For more information about Kansas, visit kansasband.com.
What: In concert
Where: Crest Theatre, 1013 K St., Sacramento
When: Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)