New Jersey Musician Joins Kansas
Congratulations to New Jersey native Tom Brislin, who has announced that he is the new touring keyboardist for the band, Kansas.
Brislin—a graduate of Immaculta High School in Somerville–is replacing keyboardist David Manion in the lineup.
“It’s an honor to be asked to join a such legendary band as Kansas. Their music has been in the soundtrack to so many of our lives, and their repertoire has enduring depth, beauty, and power,” Brislin said. “I’m thrilled to perform the classics and I’m equally excited to be a part of the new music that Kansas creates.”
No stranger to the road, Brislin–who fronted his own band, Spiraling–made his way around the world performing with the likes of Yes (appearing on Symphonic Live), Meat Loaf, Debbie Harry of Blondie, Camel, Renaissance, and Dennis DeYoung formerly of Styx.
“We are extremely excited for Tom Brislin to be the newest member of Kansas,” original Kansas member and drummer, Phil Ehart said in a statement. “His background speaks for itself, and we are looking forward to working with him. We cannot wait to get started, and think Kansas fans will really enjoy what Tom brings to the band.”
Brislin will join the band on the Rock Legends Cruise in February before hitting the road resuming the group’s “Point of Know Return” tour. Kansas will be at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City May 31 and June 1 performing the “Kansas Radio Classics and Fan Favorites.” Tickets are on sale now at http://kansasband.com/tour-dates.php.