News - 2014 : July

Jul 25 2014
By Roger Catlin

After years of sticking its logo on all manner of T-shirts, dolls, drinkware and accessories, the rock band Kiss has stamped it on an entire arena football team as well. ¶ And the creation of the Los Angeles Kiss Arena Football League team did not go undocumented. So a reality show about the effort, “4th and Loud,” premieres Aug. 12 on AMC. ¶ It wasn’t crass commercialism that motivated the fire-breathing band, though.

The band’s irrepressible Gene Simmons, he of the tongue and blood-spitting, says he was filling a civic need.

“Los Angeles is the No. 1 media city in America and it doesn’t have football?” he asked rhetorically in a Beverly Hills hotel restaurant where he was doing promotion for the reality show. “You’re kidding me. So opportunity knocks, you answer the door and you give people bang for the buck.”

That bang includes, he says, the blasting brand of hard rock that put the still-active band — appearing at Jiffy Lube Live on Friday — on the map 40 years ago and more. “We have guys who rappel from the ceiling, we have extreme bikers, rock bands, pyrotechnics, girls in cages,” he says.
Jul 24 2014
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Jul 24 2014
ONE MONTH IN, / DEF LEPPARD TOUR GIANT SUCCESS!
It's a month into KISS' 40th anniversary tour -- a co-headlining outing with Def Leppard -- and a source for the trek tells ABC News Radio, "It's been an amazing few weeks." The sheer magnitude of the stage shows is enormous, requiring dozens of trucks, buses and assorted vehicles to cart around the sets and equipment from amphitheater to amphitheater.

Because it's a summer tour, the venues are outdoors. Paul Stanley joked that although KISS tries "to be observant of low-flying planes when we're outdoors, [being outside] doesn't change anything because what we do comes from the heart. What we do comes from who we are."

The singer said that "being outside in the summer is a terrific dichotomy, contrast between what we do and being outside in the midst of a great summer night with the stars shining," but he also noted that indoor shows "[have their] pluses [as well]." In the end, said Stanley, "We've been doing this for 40 years. The reason people still buy tickets...is because you know that we will deliver the goods."

Here are the rest of the KISS/Def Leppard tour dates:

7/25 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
7/26 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
8/1 -- Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
8/2 -- Atlantic City, NJ, Boardwalk Hall
8/3 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center
8/5 -- Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/6 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
8/8 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
8/9 -- Scranton, PA, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain
8/10 -- Hartford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
8/12 -- Toronto, Canada, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
8/13 -- Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
8/15 -- East Troy, WI, Alpine Valley Music Theater
8/16 -- Tinley Park, IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
8/17 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
8/20 -- Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
8/22 -- Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
8/23 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre
8/24 -- Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
8/26 -- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, Blossom Music Center
8/28 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
8/29 -- Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
8/31 -- The Woodlands, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Jul 24 2014
PHOTO: ROCKIN' TAMPA
The Tampa Tribune
KISS' Paul Stanley, center, Gene Simmons, right, and Tommy Thayer perform Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the MIDFLORIDA Amphitheater in Tampa. Def Leppard and KISS played the Amphitheater as part of the Summer Tour 2014. CHRIS URSO/STAFF
Jul 23 2014
ARMY TAMPA, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Here's the KISS Army at tonight's KISS show in Tampa, Florida.

Thanks for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 23 2014
PHOTO GALLERY: ROCKS WEST PALM BEACH
Jul 23 2014
PHOTOS: WEST PALM BEACH SHOW
Photos by Michele Eve Sandberg
Jul 22 2014
FAN-SHOT PHOTOS FROM ' WEST PALM BEACH SHOW
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Here are several fan-shot photos from KISS' show tonight at Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Thanks KISS ARMY for sharing your photos with KISS!

Jul 22 2014
ARMY WEST PALM BEACH, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Check out the KISS Army at tonight's KISS show in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Thanks for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 22 2014
VIDEO: GENE SIMMONS BREATHING FIRE IN ATLANTA
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Here's a KISSONLINE Exclusive behind the scenes look at Gene's tech, Michael Berger assisting Gene in Atlanta last Friday.
Jul 21 2014
PHOTO: OUR RING LEADER IN RALEIGH
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Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jul 21 2014
PHOTO: LIGHTS UP RALEIGH
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Photo by Al Soluri for KISSONLINE.
Jul 21 2014
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN RALEIGH
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Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSONLINE.
Jul 21 2014
PHOTO: TOMMY THAYER IN RALEIGH
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Photo by Al Soluri for KISSONLINE.com.
Jul 21 2014
PHOTO: GENE SIMMONS IN RALEIGH
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Photo by Al Soluri for KISSONLINE.
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