Kansas with Blue Oyster Cult Playing at the MassMutual Center on May 29

Jan 29, 2015

Kansas with Blue Oyster Cult Playing at the MassMutual Center on May 29

Kansas with Blue Oyster Cult are bringing back classic rock to Springfield when they play the MassMutual Center Exhall, Friday, May 29th. 

Kansas with Blue Oyster Cult are bringing back classic rock to Springfield when they play the MassMutual Center Exhall, Friday, May 29th. Kansas last rocked out at the venue in 1980 and Blue Oyster Cult in 1981. Tickets start at $26 and go on sale Saturday, January 31st at 10am at all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, at Ticketmaster.com or at the MassMutual Center Box Office.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.MassMutualCenter.com.

KANSAS has spent than four decades as a part of the soundtrack of the lives of multiple
generations of music lovers. The band’s 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.

 This "garage band" from Topeka released their debut album in 1974 after being discovered by Wally Gold, who worked for Don Kirshner.

 The band has produced eight gold albums, three sextuple-Platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, Best of KANSAS), 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. ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ was the #2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995 and went to #1 in 1997.

The band, which is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, keyboardist David Manion, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, and original guitarist Richard Williams, continues to perform in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

Blue Öyster Cult has been thrilling fans of intelligent hard rock worldwide with powerful albums loaded with classic songs. Indeed, the Long Island, NY-­‐based band is revered within the hard rock and heavy metal scene for its pioneering work. Blue Öyster Cult occupies a unique place in rock history because it's one of very few hard rock/heavy metal bands to earn both genuine mainstream critical acclaim as well as commercial success.

We realized we're a 'classic rock' band. That's what we are, that's what we do best, that's what we know. The band members are proud of BÖC's classic sound, and pleased the band is creating vibrant work for disenfranchised music lovers who don't like the homogenized, prefabricated pop or sound-­‐alike, formulaic rap-­‐metal, which monopolizes the radio airwaves and best-­‐seller charts.

BÖC has always maintained a relentless touring schedule that brings new songs and classics to original fans and, as Bloom puts it, "teen-­‐agers with green hair.

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