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Rock out to '70s music from Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult at a free show

Rock out to '70s music from Kansas and Blue Oyster Cult at a free show
Kansas, pictured, joins Blue Oyster Cult to wrap up the Fremont Street Experience’s Rock of Vegas 2015 free summer concert series on Labor Day weekend. (Marti Griffin)

Two mega-rock groups straight out of the 1970s round out the Fremont Street Experience's Rock of Vegas 2015 free summer concert series on Sunday, Sept. 6.

Get your lighters at the ready. Kansas and special guest Blue Oyster Cult are set to perform on the 3rd Street Stage.

Kansas -- yes, out of Topeka, Kan. -- has been a staple of the rock soundtrack for more than four decades. With eight gold albums, three sextuple-platinum albums, one platinum live album and a million-selling gold single, "Dust in the Wind," Kansas spent more than 200 weeks on the Billboard charts during the '70s and '80s.

"Carry On Wayward Son" earned the honor of being the No. 2 most played track on classic rock radio in 1995, and moved up to No. 1 in 1997. 
Band members celebrated the group's 40th anniversary in 2013 with a special concert for their Wheathead fans, performing with a 35-piece orchestra in Pittsburgh.

Ronnie Platt took over the lead singing duties from Steve Walsh, who retired after 41 years in 2014.

Blue Oyster Cult is also to be on the stage with classic songs with a heavy metal bend.

Hits from this band out of Long Island, N.Y., include "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" from 1976's "Agents of Fortune," "Godzilla" from 1977's "Spectres" and the melodic "Burnin' for You" from 1981's "Fire of Unknown Origin."

The band took its name from a poem by manager Sandy Pearlman about a group of aliens gathered to "guide Earth's history."

Info: Fremont Street Experience

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