Kansas, the rock icon and not the State, has experienced a tough few months. Phil Ehart, the drummer of Kansas, has been forced to cancel shows in August because of a COVID-19 epidemic among the band’s members. This injury could have a significant impact on his playing future. Ehart, co-wrote many of the songs.Point of Know Return“, “Play the Game Tonight“” had to miss the sold-out Oct. 15, 2015 show at Parx Casino, Bensalem in Pennsylvania.
“Kansas drummer Phil Ehart has sustained an arm injury. Because of this, he is under doctor’s orders to temporarily refrain from playing drums,” The group released a statement Oct. 13. The group performed in Bensalem, Saturday with Eric Holmquist as drummer. “Phil looks forward to returning behind his drum kit as soon as possible,”The group continued to make statements.
This year, Kansas has had a difficult time touring. The problems began in January when a member had an unspecified illness that forced them to cancel their shows in Texas and Florida. A member of the touring group tested positive for COVID-19 in July. The group had to cancel the show in their state. A few dates in August were also cancelled after multiple people from the band and their tour party tested positive.
Interview with Cathy in August 2021 Prog MagazineEhart stated that the band wanted to play 100 shows per year again, as they used to do before the pandemic. “We’re going to make sure we can be safe out there and then if we have the opportunities, we will take them,”Ehart spoke last year. “We’re a working band. Once everybody is back to some sort of normalcy, I’m optimistic and think fans will be very supportive. People want to come to see shows. You can only stream Netflix so much until you’re out of your mind.”
Ehart and Rich Williams, the guitarist from Kansas, are the only members of the group to appear on all albums. They are best known for “The Biggest Hits”, which they released in 1995.Keep on going, Wayward Son“From 1976 and “Dust in the Wind” From 1978. Their most recent studio album has been released. The Absence of Presence2020. Kansas’ current touring line-up includes Bill Greer, guitarist Favid Harksdale, Tom Brislin and Ronnie Platt.