Kansas have signed a record deal with InsideOutMusic for the release of the bands 15th studio album. Kansas’ last release “Somewhere To Elsewhere” has been released 15 years ago. It will be the first album after Steve Walsh retired. Walsh is being replaced by David Manion on keyboards and Ronnie Platt on vocals.
“In speaking for all the members of KANSAS, we could not be more enthused about signing with InsideOut. They are the greatest Prog music label on the planet and we are very proud to be a part of their stable of artists. It’s our first album of new music in 15 years and we are very happy to be working with the great team at InsideOut.”InsideOutMusic label-head Thomas Waber adds:
“We are extremely excited about signing KANSAS, the biggest and most important Prog band to come out of the US! I grew up listening to them and their music is a part of my DNA. Everyone on the team is working hard in making the next studio album count 150% and for it to become an important part in the legacy of this great band. We are very proud to become a part of the journey!”
KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, lead singer/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams. They are currently in the midst of an extensive US tour.
The contract with Kansas is the firt one in a new chater of InsideOutMusic under the home of Sony Music since Sony’s acquisition of Century Media.