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THE CARS bring Heartbeat City to KC

The Cars with Wang Chung at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, August 16, 1984 Supporting their debut release Points on the Curve, Wang Chung dropped some notable singles including “Dance Hall Days,” “Wait,” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” They wouldn’t see worldwide acknowledgement for two […]

GENESIS in Kansas City

Genesis at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, MO, January 29, 1984 Still trying to remember who opened. Maybe no one. Anyway, this was a great show. Genesis was enjoying some of their greatest success in support of the new self-titled album, which is one of my faves, as […]


Cheap Trick with  Aldo Nova and Danny Spanos at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, KS, November 19, 1983 Okay, just talked to Gregg who informed me that Danny Spanos opened for Aldo, who opened for the Tricksters. As you all know, Spanos was the drummer for the 70s […]