Miracles Out Of Nowhere
To Have Televised Premiere On
VH1 Classic at 9 PM ET/PT and Palladia On Friday, March 20th at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT
Head to VH1Classic.com Now To Check Out A Brand New Clip From The Documentary
Watch The Miracles Out Of Nowhere
Trailer Here: http://smarturl.it/kansas_vid
“Miracles Out Of Nowhere” is the unlikely yet true story of a great band that came out of the Heartland, and made rock & roll history that’s so much more than dust in the wind.”
– David Wild, Rolling Stone
“From miracles to masterpieces, this is the definitive story of Kansas!”
– Jeb Wright, ClassicRockRevisited.com
“As epic a story as much of the music KANSAS made, and frequently as wild and wonderful.”
– Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine
“Miracles Out of Nowhere is a compelling documentary which chronicles Kansas’ rise from a local Midwestern band to one of the Seventies most iconic and influential super groups.”
-Joe Lalaina, Guitar World
March 5th, 2015 – Miracles Out Of Nowhere, the upcoming documentary chronicling the incredible career of KANSAS will have its television premiere on VH1 Classic Friday, March 20th at 9 PM ET/PT and on Palladia, Viacom’s high-def music channel, the same night at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT. The film will be released worldwide on March 24th, 2015.
VH1Classic.com is also hosting an exclusive clip from the film, which can be seen here: http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2015-03-05/kansas-miracles-out-of-nowhere-preview/.
KANSAS drummer and co-founder Phil Ehart states “When I told the rest of the guys the film was being shown on VH1 Classic and Palladia, everyone was really excited about all of our fans seeing it there. VH1 Classic and KANSAS go back a long way!”
Miracles Out Of Nowhere had its worldwide premiere at the 30th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival to fan and critic praises. A special Q+A moderated by iconic Rolling Stone journalist David Wild was held directly after the screening with director Charley Randazzo, producer Budd Carr and Phil Ehart. The film recently had special advance screenings in New York City and Los Angeles.
The film will be officially released on March 24th, 2015 and is available for pre-order at this link: http://smarturl.it/kansas_MOON_d2c. You can also pre-order Miracles Out Of Nowhere on Amazon here: http://smarturl.it/kansas_MOON_amzn.
Fans can head to Billboard.com and Variety.com to check out clips from the film as well.
2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of KANSAS, the band’s debut album. To commemorate the occasion, the classic KANSAS lineup reunited, for the first time in more than 30 years; at the place their incredible journey began, Topeka, Kansas! There, they relived the incredible untold story of one of the most successful American rock bands of their era. Returning to monumental career landmarks in their hometown, as well as sharing untold memories ranging from touring to songwriting and recording, the band shares how the smash hit “Dust in the Wind” was just a passing comment away from never being recorded! Viewers will hear the band tell stories about recording in the studio next to John Lennon, a backstage fight with Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, and how the words “free beer” changed their lives forever! Miracles Out of Nowhere presents KANSAS in a way they have never before been seen.
The documentary features interviews from legendary Queen guitarist and former tour mate Brian May, acclaimed producer Brendan O’Brien, Rolling Stone journalist David Wild, and more. Featured prominently is country icon Garth Brooks, who counts KANSAS, alongside The Beatles and the Eagles, as one of his greatest inspirations. These extraordinary new insights are coupled with rare and unseen footage, including live performances and candid, fan-shot footage of the band on the road. Miracles Out of Nowhere offers an unprecedented look at the incredible ascent of KANSAS, a story that will appeal to new fans and veteran enthusiasts alike.
From the beginning, KANSAS was fascinating in its unconventional approach to rock stardom. The sextet, composed of drummer Phil Ehart, bassist Dave Hope, keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren, violinist/vocalist Robby Steinhardt, vocalist/keyboardist Steve Walsh, and guitarist Richard Williams were unlikely candidates for mainstream success in every way. After an improbable pairing with rock impresario Don Kirshner, the man behind the Monkees who signed and financed KANSAS on his Kirshner label, their relentless drive to succeed eventually resulted in instantly recognizable iconic hits like “Carry On Wayward Son,” “Dust in the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.”
KANSAS has released eight gold albums, three 6x platinum albums (Leftoverture, Point of Know Return, The Best of KANSAS), one platinum live album (Two for the Show) and the million-selling single “Dust in the Wind.” Albums and singles by KANSAS could be found on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks during the 1970s and 1980s. “Dust in the Wind” and “Carry On My Wayward Son” can still be heard on today’s radio.
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