From the beginning, Kansas achieved success by playing only their original music. This "garage band" from Topeka was discovered by Wally Gold who worked for Don Kirshner and released their first album in 1974.

The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and a million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind." KANSAS appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the '70s and '80s and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan. In fact, "Carry On Wayward Son" was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997. In 1998, KANSAS released an orchestral CD, Always Never the Same recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios in London. They followed with an orchestral tour accompanied by top-caliber symphony orchestras. Read more under About the Show. For the official website, visit kansasband.com.

Feb. 11 Ferguson Hall
  • Tickets go on sale to: 
    Center Circle members 
    Oct. 3 at noon

    Center Friends members Oct. 5 at noon

    Verizon customers
    Oct. 6 at noon

    Oct. 7 at noon

    Become a member and buy online during the priority period.

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Show Dates & Times

Sat., Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.


Regularly priced tickets start at $32.50.

There is a maximum ticket allotment of eight tickets per account/household/business for paid, ticketed events. (For some shows, it may be less.) Applicable service charges added at point of purchase. There is no maximum for free, non-ticketed events.

For ticket purchases via the phone or ticket office, service charges are waived for current annual Straz members at the $400 level and higher, although special handling fees may apply to some shows. Service charges for online transactions apply to all members. 

Pursuant to s.817.36, Florida Statutes, no Straz Center ticket may be offered or resold for more than $1 over the face value of the ticket.

About the Show

Kansas, America's greatest and most successful progressive rock band, released the two-disc (one CD/one DVD) anthology Works In Progress via Compendia Music Group on May 23, 2006. Material was taken from a decade's worth of studio and live albums and home videos -- 1992's Live At The Whisky, 1995's Freaks Of Nature, 1998's Always Never The Same and 2002's Device Voice Drum. (The Works In Progress DVD features two audio tracks from Always Never The Same specially remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound.)

Works In Progress chronicles a full one-third of Kansas' 30+ years of existence. Putting the collection together gave the band members themselves a chance to reflect on this important career phase.