By Andy Pemberton
"I have been asking for quite a while to put together a show in Dubai," says Paul Stanley, the lead singer of Kiss. "It's a fascinating region. I plan on playing there in the not too distant future."
It's hard to imagine that Kiss will not make it to the United Arab Emirates. They've played everywhere else in their storied career.
Right now, they are in the middle of their biggest superstar schlep around the world. The Kiss 35 tour, to support Sonic Boom, their first original album for 11 years, started in March 2008 and will play 101 venues before it closes on December 15, having taken in Bulgaria, Greece, Latvia, Russia, Luxembourg, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela for the first time in the band's career. According to Stanley, 57, who's never afraid of a little self-promotion, it's all going swimmingly.
"It's Kiss business as usual," he says. "It couldn't be much better. Bigger, better, more is how I would describe this tour. We've got 20 songs in the set list right now and I consider every one of them a classic."