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By Brian Steward / Shock Till You Drop
Like a well-oiled machine, the KISS Army followed its marching orders and made its way to Durant, Oklahoma this past Friday, January 29th. The mission: storm the gates of the Choctaw Casino’s Grand Theater. The operation was an overwhelming success. The show was a sold out spectacle like only KISS can deliver. From the opening riff of “Detroit Rock City”, the capacity crowd was on its feet and the energy never let up for a moment.
The set list featured a good mix of the entire career of the band, from debut album gems like”Deuce” and “Black Diamond” to crowd pleasers like “Calling Dr. Love”, “Lick It Up” and “Shout It Out Loud”. Even more contemporary KISS tunes like “Psycho Circus” and “Hell Or Hallelujah” were on tap for the night. But what made the evening special for many die hard KISS fans was the inclusion of what some would call a “deep cut” from the iconic Destroyer album, the seldom played “Flaming Youth”!