Kansas with Special Guests Arc & Stones at The Aztec Theater, July 5th
KANSAS' first public statement appeared on their self-titled album in 1974, "From the beginning, we considered ourselves and our music different and we hope we will always remain so." Little did this legendary rock group realize that back in the early ‘70's, what "seemed to be different," was actually ahead of its time. 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 over 200 weeks throughout the ‘70's and ‘80's and played to sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout North America, Europe and Japan.
Arc & Stonesis a Brooklyn born, Nashville based four-piece rock band consisting of members Dan Pellarin, Ben Cramer, Eddy Bayes, and Joe Doino. Upon meeting in college in 2010, ideas were tossed around about starting up a band, but it was not until June of 2012 that Arc & Stones would officially begin. Both Pellarin and Cramer relocated to New York City to begin writing and recording what is now their debut five song EP, “Arc & Stones EP.” During the summer of 2012, Pellarin and Cramer’s mutual friend from college, Eddy Bayes, coincidentally moved up to New York City and began playing bass for the band. The three members eventually completed their lineup after finding their drummer, Joe Doino, from an ad online. By the end of the summer, Arc & Stones hit the ground running. Having their sound described as a mix of alternative-rock, blues and soul, Arc & Stones deliver hard-hitting music from the heart.