King’s X, Kansas announce Fall tour

It was only months ago that King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill was hospitalized after suffering a major heart attack.  Now, after his amazing recovery, he and his bandmates in King’s X–dUg Pinnick (bass/vocals) and Ty Tabor (guitar)–will head out on tour this fall with fellow legends Kansas.  Both Gaskill and Pinnick spoke on the upcoming tour with Gaskill saying, “Not too long ago I was thinking I might not ever get back on a stage, now I’m ready and with the ok from all my doctors.” He added, “What better way to get back than to tour with the legendary KANSAS. Let’s rock…” 

When asked about the announcement, bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick had this to say:  “I’ve been a huge KANSAS fan since the beginning. I remember sitting on the floor with my friends listening to the just released record ‘Song for America’…Fast forward to years later, KING’S X is going on tour with them!! It is an honor to be doing shows with them. This is gonna rock!!”

The band’s tour will be in support of its most recent release, “Live Love in London.”  The live show, recorded at the famed Electric Ballroom january 22, 2009, is available now in a dual 3-disc cd/dvd package, and as a doube disc cd-only set.  the show features some of the band’s biggest hits including:  “Lost in Germany”, “Over My Head”, “It’s Love”, and “Black Flag”. 

Kansas’ original member Richard Williams was asked about the upcoming tour, too.  He said of Kansas’ anticipation, “We are really looking forward to the upcoming shows with KING’S X. They’re a great band and a force to be reckoned with. It’s a tour like this that allows us to dig a little bit deeper into our catalogue and play a few songs that KANSAS fans haven’t heard for a while. It’s gonna be a lot of fun!”

Special opening act and one man band That 1 Guy (featuring Mike Silverman) will join the band’s on select dates on the tour.  So far, ten dates have been confirmed for the tour.  It will kick off September 13th at the Best Buy Theater in New York, New York. 

Fans can keep up with all the latest tour dates as they are confirmed on the official King’s X website, http://www.kingsxrocks.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KingsxFanPage, and on Youtube at http://www.youtube.com/user/alienbeans

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Kansas, others added to Rock Legends II Cruise

Kansas has joined up for next year’s Rock Legends Cruise II.  The band will join the likes of:  Foreigner, Molly Hatchet, Blue Oyster Cult, and a whole lot more on board the cruise.  Kansas isn’t the only new addition to the cruise.  Atlanta Rhythm Section, Melvin Seals & JGB, Citizens Band Radio, and The Blue Lords have also been announced as new additions.

Anyone interested in booking passage on the cruise can do so now for as low as $649 (plus taxes, gratuities, and port fees).  The cruise will leave Ft. Lauderdaule Thursday, January 10th and return to port Monday, January 14th.  It will make a stop in Labadee Haiti Jaunary 12th as part of the weekend trip.  The seabound rock fest will take part on board Royal Caribbean’sLiberty of The Seas.  The ship boasts:  on-board surfing, boxing ring, full size volleyball/basketball court, gourmet restaurants, and all the amenities attendees could want.

All proceeds from the cruise will go to benefit the native American Heritage Association.  More information on the cruise is available at http://www.rocklegendscruise.com and by ohone at 1-888-666-1499.  More information on the Native American Heritage Association is available at http://www.naha-inc.org.