Rock legends KISS are set to bring their new "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning To the Boom" tour to Europe in Summer 2010.
In advance of the full European tour, KISS will play a special one-off club show at London's O2 Academy Islington on 2nd March 2010. With just 500 tickets available to the public, this show is a rare chance for fans to see one of the world's biggest bands in an intimate venue.
Says KISS frontman Paul Stanley: "We thought this was the perfect opportunity to do something a bit crazy. With all the buzz about our upcoming tour, we thought, let's come to London, strip it down, turn it up and blow the roof off the O2 Academy. What better way to say 'thank you' to our most devoted fans than to pummel them?"
Very limited tickets will be available from www.livenation.co.uk from 12.00 midday tomorrow Wednesday, 24 Feb 2010.
With multiple dates across Europe, the "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" is set to be THE rock event of 2010, building on the incredible success of the 2009 "Sonic Boom" album.
"Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will see dates in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Demark, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium and, not only will the tour feature KISS's first UK arena shows in 11 years, but it will see the band breaking new ground completely with their first ever shows in Slovakia.
Acclaim for KISS on their current spectacular, sell-out, "KISS Alive 35” North American tour has been universal. METAL HAMMER hailed the “Return Of The Kings!" MOJO declared: "A KISS show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975."
Whilst utilizing elements of "KISS Alive 35", "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" will be a fresh, new show tailored to the bands European fans and showcasing the brand new "Sonic Boom" album.
Widely acclaimed as another KISS classic, “Sonic Boom” rocked Planet Earth when it debuted worldwide and burned up the charts - the album is also the highest charting album of KISS’ career in the USA.
Paul Stanley says, “The "KISS Alive 35 Tour" was just the start.”Sonic Boom Over Europe" leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album! We're covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes KISS one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We're stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!"
Gene Simmons says, "Now. More than Ever. KISS is a four wheel drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock Planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boom."
With over 80 million album sales worldwide, KISS remain one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. Throughout their stellar 35 year career KISS have established themselves as one of the great live rock bands. Kiss was named by VH1 as 10th on their list of the '100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock'. On September 23, 2009, Kiss was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On November 25, 2009, KISS will perform to a global audience when their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is streamed live on Facebook. This one off event will be unique chance for European fans to see the "KISS Alive 35" show before it changes for the European run - the perfect warm up to the must see tour of 2010.
More information www.KISSonline.com.
"Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom" tour dates are as follows:
Sat 1st May Sheffield Arena (UK)
Sun 2nd May Newcastle Metro Radio Arena (UK)
Tues 4th May Liverpool Arena (UK)
Wed 5th May Birmingham LG Arena (original date 11th)
Fri 7th May Dublin, O2 Arena (Eire)
Sun 9th May Glasgow, SECC (UK) SOLD OUT
Mon 10th May Manchester MEN Arena (UK)
Wed 12th May London, Wembley Arena (UK)
Thu 13th May London, Wembley Arena (UK) SOLD OUT
Sun 16th May Zurich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
Mon 17th May Geneva, Arena (Switzerland)
Tues 18th May Milan, Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Thurs 20th May Vienna, Stadhalle (Austria)
Fri 21st May Ostrava, Cez Arena (Czech Republic)
Sun 23rd May Prague, O2 Arena (Czech Republic)
Tues 25th May Leipzig, Arena (Germany)
Wed 26th May Berlin, O2 World (Germany)
Fri 28th May Budapest, Papp Laszlo Sportarena (Hungary)
Sat 29th May Bratislava, Stadium (Slovakia)
Mon 31st May Hamburg, Colorline Arena (Germany)
Tues 1st June Oberhausen, Koenig Pilsner Arena (Germany)
Thurs 3rd June Nurburgring, Rock Am Ring (Germany)
Sat 5th June Zeppelinfeld, Rock Im Park (Germany)
Tues 8th June Trondheim, Lerkendal Open Site (Norway)
Thurs 10th June Tampere, Sauna Rock (Finland)
Sat 12th June Stockholm, Stadium (Sweden)
Sun 13th June Malmo, Stadium (Sweden)
Mon 14th June Oslo, Valhall (Norway)
Wed 16th June Aalborg, Gigantium (Denmark)
Fri 18th June Arnhem, Gelredome (Holland)
Sun 20th June Clisson, Hellfest (France)
Tues 22nd June Madrid, Palacio De Los Deportes (Spain)
Thurs 24th June Barcelona, Palau St. Jordi (Spain)
Fri 25th June Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain)
Sun 27th June Graspop Festival (Belgium)
For UK dates, tickets go on-sale at 9am Friday 27th November priced at £40 (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.livenation.co.uk
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