LA KISS to host first playoff game in franchise history

For the first time in franchise history, the LA KISS will serve as the host team for the first postseason game. The LA KISS (7-8) will face-off against the Cleveland Gladiators (7-9) on Sunday, August 7 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA at 3PM PST. The LA KISS has changed venues for this particular game due to Honda Center already hosting the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus through August 8th.

“We are thrilled the LA KISS will host the postseason allowing our KISS CORPS fan base to see their team in person,” said LA KISS CEO, Joe Windham. “It’s a testament to how hard our coaches, athletes and support staff have all worked together to accomplish this goal. We are also very thankful to Ernie Hahn and the Valley View Casino Center for hosting our postseason game.”

This will be the third meeting between the LA KISS and the Cleveland Gladiators this season but the first match-up ever in the AFL postseason. The LA KISS won both match-ups earlier in the season by defeating Cleveland 47-42 on April, 16th in Cleveland and 63-61 in Honda Center earlier this month on July 16th.

“I’m extremely proud of this team and what they have accomplished so far this year in making the postseason,” said Omarr Smith, LA KISS head coach. “We look forward to the challenge of facing the Cleveland Gladiators in our first game and we hope all of our fans will join us in San Diego on August 7th.”

For more information about the LA KISS or to purchase tickets for this postseason game on August 7, please visit LAKISSFootball.com.


Master Sergeant to serve as roadie for the band KISS

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Air Force Reserve Master Sergeant Christa Leary will serve as the "Roadie for a Day" for the band Kiss this Friday in Cheyenne. MSgt. Leary was selected by Hiring our Heroes for the honor. Cheyenne-area veterans are also eligible for free tickets to the show through Vet Tix. A link can be found in the sidebar to the website.

"Kiss is a legendary rock band first of all, but it's also a rock band that has shown tremendous accord for the military and military families."This is going to sound really lame, but when i was a little girl I used to play air guitar to I Was Made for Loving you around My Bedroom," said MSgt. Leary as she talked about the excitement she has for being the "roadie for a Day".


Local vet enjoys being KISS 'roadie for a day'

By Hillary Rosencrants / SiouxCityJournal.com

1st Lt. Trisha Theisen of the 185th Air Refueling Wing received a special opportunity Wednesday, thanks to her service in the Iowa Air National Guard.

With help from the Hiring Our Heroes program, Theisen was named 'Roadie for a Day' for the rock band KISS, which played Wednesday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Backstage, Theisen was invited to help with various tasks for the roadies, such as sound check, stuffing tote bags with merchandise for VIPs and equipment set up.

"Obviously they (the band) make a lot of money, and for them to give back and understand the importance the military has on our country is really humbling and just really cool," said Theisen. "So to be a part of this day -- it’s a pretty big deal."

KISS' Roadie for a Day program started at the beginning of its Freedom to Rock Tour 2016.


REVIEW: KISS revives magic from way back when

By Bruce Miller / SiouxCityJournal.com

The Democratic and Republican conventions didn’t get the kind of cheering that greeted KISS Wednesday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Returning to Sioux City for the first time in decades, the rockers started with several big bangs (no kidding, the 21-gun salute is still ringing in fans’ ears), lots of pyrotechnics and a level of showmanship that few have been able to claim.

Lead singer Paul Stanley said the latest tour – Freedom to Rock – was hitting cities where quality ruled over quantity. He detailed the Sioux City/KISS connection (five times since 1982) and the appreciation for years of support.

Like no other frontman in rock, Stanley got the crowd up and cheering, merely by “playing doctor” and checking its pulse. (It was more than healthy, by the way.)

Fellow founder Gene Simmons, meanwhile, displayed his guitar prowess, flashed the legendary tongue and made it around the expansive stage without missing a step in his oh-so-high heels.


KISS rocks Springfield

By Michael Ervin / midwestmusicscene.net

Alright Springfield!  You wanted the best you got the best!  The hottest band in the world, KISS!  JQH Arena was at capacity when the curtain fell and KISS took the stage with Detroit Rock City.  The band was perched on a platform that slowly descended to the stage while bombs exploded, flames shot into the air and smoke covered the stage.  There is truly nothing like the experience and adrenaline rush of a KISS concert.

Over four decades into their career, KISS still delivers a spectacular show like no other.  Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric rocked through a seventeen song set with Gene spitting blood before the classic “God of Thunder” and breathing fire after “War Machine”.  Tommy wowed the fans by shooting exploding rockets from his guitar after “Shock Me” and Paul Stanley flew out to the back of the arena to perform “Love Gun” with fireworks shooting towards the stage from his platform at the close of the song.

KISS is honoring our military on this tour and stopped the show to donate a $150,000 check to veterans while the mayor of Springfield, Missouri took the stage to present KISS with a key to the city.  Paul told the crowd they had not played Springfield since 1990 so this was a special night for the college town.  Fans of all ages wore face paint and costumes to show their love and celebrate this magical night with KISS.

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