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March 31 Kansas Collegiate Symphony Tour
University orchestras collaborate with classic rockers
Thursday, Mar. 29, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. – Tickets are available for the "Kansas” performance with the Washington State University and University of Idaho combined orchestras at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Beasley Coliseum on the WSU campus.
Tickets cost $30-$40, with a $5 discount for WSU students, faculty and staff. They are on sale at the Beasley box office or through TicketsWest outlets, 800-325-SEAT (7328) and http://www.ticketswest.com.
One could make a valid argument that, thanks to Kansas, rock fans are well-versed in two recognizable phrases - "air guitar” and "arena rock.” During the 1970s and ’80s, Kansas put together a string of gold- and platinum-certified hit albums, sold out tours and penned two of classic rock’s most instantly recognizable and enduring tunes: the melodic-yet-rocking "Carry on Wayward Son” and the ballad "Dust in the Wind.”
Thirty-five years have passed since the release of the group’s self-titled debut in 1974, and the band is stronger than ever. Originally formed in Topeka, Kansas, during 1973, the group became one of the decade’s most popular rock bands on the strength of such classic albums as 1976’s four-times platinum "Leftoverture” and 1977’s five-times platinum "Point of Know Return.”