Apr 15 2009
ROCKS LIMA STADIUM
THE KISS ARMY ROARS

Here's the Peruvian KISS ARMY at KISS' packed Stadium show last night.

Photo for KISSONLINE by Dean Snowden.
Apr 15 2009
IN VENEZUELA
KISS IN VENEZUELAN NEWSPAPER

KISS was featured in yesterday's 'Ultimas Noticias' newspaper!

Thanks to Federico for the newspaper image!
Apr 14 2009
IKONS TRADING CARDS
KISS IKONS AD

Here's a full-page ad for the KISS IKONS trading cards that will run in the June/July issue of Non-Sport Update (an entertainment trading card publication).
Apr 14 2009
UPDATE ON CRITTER
CALLING ON THE KISS ARMY

Here's an update on our friend Christopher 'Critter' Smith. Critter is an 11-year-old KISS fan who's battling acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. Since we introduced you to Critter last month, KOL has received hundreds of emails from around the world asking for an update on how he is doing.

Here's a note from Critter's mom, Carol:

Critter is heading home tomorrow from the hospital for about a week, if we're lucky! Only because we need his test result from the next Bone Marrow Aspiration in order to start the next round of chemo that will decide which kind of chemo and how aggressive the next round will be. Things have been going well besides one scare with his blood pressure. We finally got that under control and now everything seems to be going pretty well! He still seems to be responding to the chemo, from what we can tell. We'll find out more about that from the Aspiration.

Critter's just thrilled and counting down the days until he will meet KISS!

Critter's mother also told us how much his spirits were lifted after hearing from Paul and Eric. With that in mind, if any members of the KISS Army would like to send a note or card to Critter, we're sure it would be well received!

Christopher 'Critter' Smith 947 York Street Newport, Ky. 41071
Apr 13 2009
IN VENEZUELA
KISS TV COMMERICAL FOR FRIDAY'S CONCERT

Here's a TV commercial for KISS' Venezuela show:

Apr 13 2009
ANOTHER COLOMBIA REVIEW
KISS DAZZLED BOGOTA!

By Carlos Solano / ELTIEMPO Translated for KISSONLINE by Jill Cataldo

With unlimited theatrics, fireworks and a spectacle difficult to forget, the American band performed for the public, a majority of which rendered tribute to them with their own painted faces.

Under a torrential heavy shower, KISS opened the rock celebration at 8 p.m. with Deuce. A 40-meter flag of Colombia that had the four faces of the band painted on it (' The Demon' , ' Spaceman' , ' Catman' and 'Starchild') began to wave over head of the spectators.

'The rain doesn't bother me,' Paul Stanley said, and the thousands of rain-soaked attendees at Simon Bolivar Park enjoyed the concert of this legendary quartet of rock.

Stanley improvised fragments in Spanish of 'Guantanamera' and 'Cucurrucucu paloma.'

Before the New York band even took the stage, the crowd mulled with expectation and speculation over one piece of equipment: a pulley that extended from a platform to the central sound tower over the public promised to hold great surprises.

With this pulley, Stanley would fly over spectators, which he has done in numerous concert locations all over in the world. In the middle of a confetti spectacle, Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer played the final song of the concert.
Apr 12 2009
IN COLOMBIA!
BOGOTA CONCERT MONTAGE CLIP

Here's another great live clip from KISS' Bogota show last night! This clip includes 'Forever'!

Thanks to Nuevoespectador for the clip.

Apr 12 2009
IN COLOMBIA!
COLOMBIAN KISS ARMY

Here are some members of the Colombian KISS ARMY at last night's KISS show in Bogota!

Photos: David Campuzano / El Espectador



Apr 12 2009
BOGOTA CONCERT REVIEW
A HOLY NIGHT WITH KISS

By: Lilian Contreras Fajardo / ELESPECTADOR Translated for KISSONLINE by Jill Cataldo

Photo: Mauricio Riveros

Under a heavy rainshower, the band offered Bogota the best thing it's seen in 35 years.

This Easter, Colombians had the opportunity to see live an intense outpouring of rock and roll, thanks to KISS. Contrary to the popular 80's evil belief, the so-called 'Knights in Satan's Service,' offered in Simon Bolivar neither tortures nor animal sacrifices, though the show could certainly be considered a religious, fanatic experience.

During the concert's two hours, the American group professed its love and dedication to their public, who during the past 35 years had only hoped to see them in concert in Bogota. The show, almost an alternate rite during Easter season, demonstrated that the feelings of brotherhood and faith are not exclusive to any religious belief, but they also abound within a group of people - in this case, the 'KISS ARMY' - as the followers of the band denominate themselves.

Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer appeared each in his own characteristic stage costume, each assuming a different personage based on Japanese Kabuki theater. In quite understandable Spanish, Stanley intoned 'Guantanamera' and said that the strong rain that then fell was not going to stop anyone from enjoying the concert. In addition, he added that Bogota is the Rock City of Latin America.

And although many people say bands in general 'must be getting old' or groups' 'musical careers must be in decline' for them to play in Colombia, the certain thing is that these four people exploded with energy on songs like 100,000 Years, Black Diamond, Love Gun, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Rock and Roll All Nite and Detroit Rock City, in which they changed the city to Bogota. At the official website of KISS Colombia, fans asked the band to sing Forever and God Gave Rock and Roll to You. The latter was forgotten, but the fans took a moment of silence in which each remembered their song requests. In the end, the band sang it acoustic, acknowledging that they did not have a lot of time to practice it, but that this time, it was a special dedication.

On April 11, 2009, Holy Saturday, the group offered, without a doubt, the most spectacular circus that has ever been seen in the country. Simmons ascended to the roof like a flying angel and Stanley flew to the sound booth hanging from a pulley. They sang and danced to their songs before returning to the stage where fireworks blasted and KISS said goodbye, appreciating the crowd's incredible energy and promising to return.
Apr 12 2009
ROCKS BOGOTA STADIUM
THE KISS ARMY ROARS

Here's the Colombian KISS ARMY at KISS' packed Bogota Stadium show last night.

Photo for KISSONLINE by Dean Snowden.
Apr 12 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
HAPPY EASTER!

Hello KISS & the KISS ARMY!

We have created these beautiful KISS eggs!!!

Happy Easter Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric...and to the KISS ARMY everywhere!

Hope to see you soon here in Germany!

Best, Stefan & Dennis

LETTERS click here
Apr 12 2009
ROCKS COLOMBIA!
BOGOTA CONCERT MONTAGE CLIP

Here's a great 6 minute clip from KISS' Bogota show last night!

Thanks to Nuevoespectador for the clip.

Apr 12 2009
ROCKS COLOMBIA!
PHOTOS FROM BOGOTA

Here's a few photos from last night's SOLD OUT Bogota Show.

Photos by Héctor Fabio Zamora.
Apr 12 2009
IN COLOMBIA
KISS ON COLOMBIAN TV

Here's a CITY TV news report on KISS' visit to Colombia:

Apr 11 2009
IN COLOMBIA!
KISS ON COLOMBIAN TV

Here's a clip of KISS on a Colombian TV News program:

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