Classic Rock band Kansas comes to Luhrs


Gray but gold; that is how many would describe Kansas’ performance at the Luhr’s Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 27. A packed house, screaming fans, loud music and impressive lighting came together to bring a stunning show.

While Kansas was the anticipated act, Arc and Stones, who toured with Kansas for this tour, opened up the night. “Let Me Down” was one of the few songs that held the crowd’s attention, the soulful sound filling the room.

There was a small hiccup; a long pause as the lead singer changed guitars in the middle of a song, but all else went smoothly.

Yet, many T-shirts showed that Arc and Stones was not why the people were there. As soon as the band walked on stage, the crowd lost it. The 40-year-old band hit the stage hard, setting the tone for a very impactful and loud night.

Songs such as “Point of Know Return,” “Dust In The Wind,” and “Cheyenne Anthem” displayed the band’s passion for music. Kansas expressed its gratitude for the fans sticking with them for all this time and a particular liking to the Pennsylvania crowd, especially during the 40-year anniversary.

After that, “Fight Fire With Fire” was dedicated to the soldiers and veterans in the room, followed by cheering and standing fans.

Then, “Carry On My Wayward Son” blasted through the room, prompting fans of all ages to throw their hands up and sing along to the band’s famous song. Ending its song with a standing ovation, Kansas thanked the crowd then walked off, leaving the crowd still screaming and cheering.


Even with the age of the band, the members showed that age means nothing when it comes to talent and ability that a band can display, showing that gray can truly be gold.

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