“Lincoln, Nebraska, right?,” Paul Stanley said as he came on the line.
That’s right. You’ve been here before and you’re on the way back soon.
“Much as it should be,” replied the KISS rhythm guitarist and singer. “We built our following playing places other bands ignored. The truth is most bands at the time thought the U.S. consisted of the East Coast and West Coast and the rest was places you flew over. We never believed that. … You don’t choose where you’re born and you don’t have to make excuses for it. The people always remember who is there for them.”
That’s why KISS is playing smaller cities in the Midwest, Plains, West and Canada on its 35-date “Freedom to Rock” tour, that, appropriately, began on July 4.
Lincoln unquestionably responded strongly to KISS’ return. The band’s Pinnacle Bank Arena concert set for Friday has sold better than any of its dates in surrounding cities, drawing far more fans than anticipated.