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Kansas is experiencing a unique moment in pop culture thanks to All Elite Wrestling (AEW.)

The wrestling promotion boasts a number of popular members on its roster. Among the most popular is the trio called The Elite, which features Kenny Omega and Matt and Nick Jackson, who are the tag team known as The Young Bucks. Recently, The Elite adopted the Kansas hit “Carry On Wayward Son” as their entrance theme. Singer Ronnie Platt is a big fan of the song’s use.

Platt said in an appearance on the Paltrocast, “That’s the original that they’re using,. I saw that video where they’re walking out in the stadium, and all the people are going nuts. Oh my God, that was so cool.”

 

He added, “That’s just good for the band. That’s good promo and really introducing Kansas, even though the kids might not know who the band is or haven’t heard the song before. It really is initiating young people to that music. So that’s all good. We call that job security.”

Kansas appears to have significant job security in 2023 with the announcement of the band’s 50th anniversary tour. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 27. Complete ticket details can be found at KansasBand.com. A full list of tour dates is below.

Kansas – 50th Anniversary Tour Dates

June 2, 2023 – Pittsburgh, PA – Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
June 3, 2023 – Baltimore, MD – The Lyric Baltimore
June 9, 2023 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
June 10, 2023 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
June 16, 2023 – Fort Wayne, IN – Embassy Theatre
June 17, 2023 – Detroit, MI – Fisher Theatre
June 29, 2023 – Toronto, ON – Massey Hall
July 1, 2023 – Rochester, NY – Kodak Center
July 7, 2023 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
July 8, 2023 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Memorial Hall
July 14, 2023 – Minneapolis, MN – State Theatre
July 15, 2023 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre
July 21, 2023 – Wausau, WI – The Grand Theater
July 22, 2023 – Milwaukee, WI – The Riverside Theater
July 27, 2023 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland Theatre
July 29, 2023 – St. Louis, MO – The Fabulous Fox Theatre
August 4, 2023 – Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place
August 5, 2023 – Omaha, NE – Orpheum Theater
August 18, 2023 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre
August 19, 2023 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
August 25, 2023 – Denver, CO – The Paramount Theatre
August 26, 2023 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater
September 6, 2023 – Vancouver, BC – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
September 8, 2023 – Seattle, WA – The Paramount Theater
September 9, 2023 – Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
September 12, 2023 – Boise, ID – Morrison Center for the Performing Arts
September 14, 2023 – San Francisco, CA – Golden Gate Theatre
September 16, 2023 – Los Angeles, CA – The Orpheum Theatre
September 17, 2023 – San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
September 20, 2023 – To Be Announced
September 22, 2023 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium
September 24, 2023 – El Paso, TX – The Plaza Theatre
October 12, 2023 – Worcester, MA – The Hanover Theatre
October 13, 2023 – Brookville, NY – Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
October 20, 2023 – San Antonio, TX – Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
October 21, 2023 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
October 26, 2023 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall
October 27, 2023 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre
November 3, 2023 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
November 4, 2023 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
December 1, 2023 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre
December 2, 2023 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
January 12, 2024 – Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
January 13, 2024 – North Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
January 19, 2024 – Fort Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
January 20, 2024 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
January 27, 2024 – Melbourne, FL – Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
January 28, 2024 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Broward Center for the Performing Arts

33 Albums that Turn 50 in 2023

A number of classic albums celebrate their golden anniversary in 2023. Among the artists with LPs turning 50 in New Year are Pink Floyd, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band and more!

Scroll below to see 33 albums that turn 50 in 2023.

  • Pink Floyd - ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

    Released on March 1, 1973.

  • David Bowie - ‘Aladdin Sane’

    Released on April 20, 1973.

  • The Stooges - ‘Raw Power’

    Released on February 7, 1973.

  • Aerosmith - ‘Aerosmith’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • The Who - ‘Quadrophenia’

    Released on October 26, 1973.

  • Stevie Wonder - ‘Innervisions’

    Released on August 3, 1973.

  • Genesis - ‘Selling England by the Pound’

    Released in September 1973.

  • Led Zeppelin - ‘Houses of the Holy’

    Released on March 28, 1973.

  • Alice Cooper - ‘Billion Dollar Babies’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - ‘(Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd)’

    Released on August 13, 1973.

  • Rolling Stones - ‘Goats Head Soup’

    Released on August 31, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Steely Dan - ‘Countdown to Ecstasy’

    Released in July 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Band on the Run’

    Released on December 5, 1973.

  • Lou Reed - ‘Berlin’

    Released on October 5, 1973.

  • Dr. John - ‘In the Right Place’

    Released on February 25, 1973.

  • Marvin Gaye - ‘Let’s Get It On’

    Released on August 28, 1973.

  • The Doobie Brothers - ‘The Captain and Me’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul McCartney and Wings - ‘Red Rose Speedway’

    Released on April 30, 1973.

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer - ‘Brain Salad Surgery’

    Released on November 19, 1973.

  • Elton John - ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player’

    Released on January 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle’

    Released on November 5, 1973.

  • Black Sabbath - ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’

    Released in November 1973.

  • ZZ Top - ‘Tres Hombres’

    Released on July 26, 1973.

  • Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band - ‘Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J.’

    Released on January 5, 1973.

  • John Lennon - ‘Mind Games’

    Released on October 29, 1973.

  • Todd Rundgren - ‘A Wizard, a True Star’

    Released on March 2, 1973.

  • Paul Simon - ‘There Goes Rhymin’ Simon’

    Released on May 5, 1973.

  • Bob Marley and the Wailers - ‘Burnin’

    Released on October 19, 1973.

  • Jackson Browne - ‘For Everyman’

    Released in October 1973.

  • George Harrison - ‘Living in the Material World’

    Released on May 30, 1973.

  • Yes - ‘Tales from Topographic Oceans’

    Released on December 7, 1973.

  • The Allman Brothers Band - ‘Brothers and Sisters’

    Released in August 1973.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.