KISS - Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer - will rock arenas across Europe in May 2017!
Tickets for all shows are on sale now.
May 1, 2017 Olympiski, Moscow RUSSIA
May 4, 2017 Hartwell Arena, Helsinki FINLAND
May 6, 2017 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm SWEDEN
May 7, 2017 Spekrum, Oslo NORWAY
May 9, 2017 Forum Horsens, Horsens DENMARK
May 10, 2017 Scandinavium, Gothenburg SWEDEN SOLD OUT
May 12, 2017 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund GERMANY SOLD OUT
May 13, 2017 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart GERMANY
May 15, 2017 Pala Alpitour. Torino ITALY
May 16, 2017 Unipol Arena, Bologna ITALY
May 18, 2017 Olympiahalle, Munich GERMANY
May 20, 2017 BVV, Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
May 21, 2017 Stadthalle, Vienna AUSTRIA
May 23, 2017 Festhalle, Frankfurt GERMANY
May 24, 2017 Ahoy, Rotterdam HOLLAND
May 27, 2017 The SSE Hydro, Glasgow SCOTLAND
May 28, 2017 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK
May 30, 2017 Manchester Arena, Manchester UK
May 31, 2017 O2 Arena, London UK
On this day in KISSTORY - February 28, 1996 - the four original members of KISS - Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make a surprise appearance at the 38th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles in full KISS makeup and costume, the first time in 17 years! The band co-presented the "Best Pop Performance" with the late Tupac Shakur.
By Eric Shirley / www.moviegeekfeed.com
KISS has been a proven rock and roll institution now for over four decades. They've conquered not only the album sales charts and live music venues of the world, but the band has been begrudgingly inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as well. KISS definitely earned the right to call their own shots.
That's exactly what the powerhouse four-piece super-group has been doing lately. KISS can easily pack out five-digit capacity venues, and they still do all over the globe. However, lately they've been visiting cities they've never been to or haven't graced with their presence in years on the Freedom to Rock tour. One of those stops was for a sold out audience of 3,500 lucky fans in Thackerville, OK at the Winstar World Casino and Resort's Global Event Center.
The show at Winstar World Casino and Resort's Global Event Center was a more intimate experience than what I've had before at a KISS concert. Although the word "intimate" might sound ridiculous to some, seeing the Hottest Band in the World in a room that only holds 3,500 is much different than seeing them in an outdoor amphitheater or arena that holds 15,000 to 20,000 people. Unlike mezzanine seats or the back wall of the lawn thousands upon thousands of yards from the stage, there really wasn't a bad seat in the house.
Last week we had the opportunity to interview guitarist Tommy Thayer, a.k.a the Spaceman, of KISS. He was talking then about his involvement in raising money for the Oregon Military Museum, named after his war-hero dad. However, we did get to ask a few questions on a more rock-and-roll tone. Here we bring you the answers to the questions our readers told us they wanted to know.
ATP: If you were alone on a desert island, what 3 key songs would you bring with you?
Tommy Thayer: “Definitely I would have a Beatles song. I am a Beatles freak; I think they are the best band of all time. Maybe, even though it’s a little dark, I think Eleanor Rigby is one of the most amazing song ever written; it would that one.
by Eric Shirley / www.moviegeekfeed.com
I'm still not entirely sure how the actual band fits into Amy Chu's storyline, but I'm having a great time enjoying the ride she's taking us on with KISS #5 and it's predecessors. Half the fun is not knowing your destination as the finely illustrated issue rolls along. The last page is a jawdropper that's sure to leave readers shocked and yearning for more.
Things are heating up fast, and when we say heat, we mean HOT. The ventilation system is broken and the city is running out of air! Meanwhile, Noa and Eran are still reeling from the revelations about their past. The four friends must reconcile their differences to save everyone, and with the help of MORPHEUS, solve the big mystery of Blackwell before it's too late in KISS #5.
KISS #5 is rated T+ for Teen Plus. Like I said last issue, I really don't know why it's rated anything over a regular Teen. There's less gore, violence, profanity, and frightening and intense scenes than we get in a monthly issue of any of the DC Comics super hero titles.
Amy Chu handles the writing duties for KISS #5. Kewber Baal provides artwork for the issue. It was released on February 15th through Dynamite Entertainment. The book is 32 pages long.
KISS #5 is available now in print and digital editions.