Kansas Announce David Ragsdale’s Departure From The Band

Kansas recently took to their official Instagram account to share updates about the departure of violinist David Ragsdale from the band. The violinist, who has been a part of Kansas for the past 23 years, decided to take a step back due to personal reasons.

Even though details about David’s departure haven’t been revealed besides the violinist needing to focus on personal matters, the band expressed their gratitude for his dedication throughout his time with them. They also ensured fans that the scheduled dates for their upcoming ’50th Anniversary Tour’ won’t be affected.

Kansas’ statement on Instagram about David Ragsdale’s departure from the band read:

“The band Kansas would like to thank violinist David Ragsdale for his decades of dedicated musicianship as he departs the band to focus on personal matters.

For 23 years, David Ragsdale has been the best bandmate anyone could ever hope to work with,” comments Kansas manager and original drummer Phil Ehart.” He reinserted the band’s signature violin after years of its absence. Since then, he’s been a critical member of the Kansas family. I speak for the entire organization in saying we will miss him and wish him all the best.

Ragsdale’s departure will not impact any Kansas performance schedule. A new Kansas violinist will be announced in the coming days.”

The band’s anniversary tour, ‘Another Fork in the Road,’ scheduled to kick off at the start of June, will be bittersweet as Kansas will reveal their new violinist in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement!

Photo Credit: Emily Butler Photography, Kansas – Instagram