Kansas is a band that doesn't look as if it will turn into dust in the wind any time soon.
At least that was the impression the venerable progressive rock band left Thursday night after a 21/2-hour non-stop 24-song concert at what looked like close to a sellout at the Eccles Theater.
This is the band's 44th year and there have been changes to the lineup. Only drummer Phil Ehart and guitarist Rich Williams remain from the original band.
Ronnie Platt replaced Steve Walsh as the lead singer and frontman in 2014. And, as he proved Thursday night to an adoring audience that obviously enjoyed a loud, long and raucous show with no intermission, he is more than able to rock. In fact, at one point late in the show, he disappeared from the stage, only to appear on the second tier of the theater to finish a song with the help of a coyote-imitating fan.