Apr 02 2009
SOUTH AMERICA TOUR UPDATE
TOMMY CHECKS IN!

Let's get this show on the road!!!

Rehearsals end and it's showtime.

Like everything else in the world of Rock & Roll, everything planned can change in a minute.

Okay...this was the plan. The four of us, Doc, Danny (our security chief, for those of you just joining us) and new tour manager Mike would fly commercial to Miami and where we would hop aboard our jet for the 9 hour flight down to Santiago. Paul and I meet up at LAX, the international airport here in sunny Los Angeles. With every medicine known to man for any and all calamities in his bag, a rolling suitcase, huge sunglasses and a passport stuffed with visas and permits from all the other world tours in his hand, Paul looks like some sort of incognito rock star crossed with a pack mule.

But where is Gene??Well, it turns out he had written his car pick-up time down wrong and wasn't going to make the flight, so the tour already is 'business as usual'! I was surprised though, because that kind of stuff never happens with Gene. Eric showed up late, but in time to make the flight. He LOVES watches. Maybe he should look at it. Gene will fly commercial on a later flight with our assistant road manager 'Dependable' Dean and meet us in Santiago.

About four hours later, we land in Miami and make our way to the private aviation terminal where our flight crew and flight attendant watch as the KISS jet is being stuffed and stocked with dinner, drinks and amenities for our next journey. A great dinner and a short stop for fuel in Panama City, we all hunkered down for six hours of solid sleep on our way to Chile.

Just at daybreak we touched down into the Santiago sunshine. The ride to the hotel seems as long as the flight. Maybe because we're all hungry and talking about breakfast at the hotel. We'll rest today and Eric will walk the city. He IS the Energizer Bunny! Tomorrow (Friday) we start the South American leg of the KISS Alive/35 World tour at the sold-out Estadio Municipal de la Florida Stadium in Santiago, Chile. I'll get back to ya!

Tommy
Apr 02 2009
ADD CANADIAN DATES
KISS TO ROCK WINDSOR & ORILLIA

All right Ontario... get ready for an up-close and personal KISS!

This July, KISS will rock the intimate concert venues of two of the hottest casinos in Canada! Caesars Windsor welcomes the band on July 11, and Orillia's Casino Rama will rock and roll over July 20 and 21, two days in a row!

'We always love the opportunity to play such cool, smaller venues,' Paul Stanley said. 'This will be especially fun after rockin' the huge stadiums of South America!'

July 11: Caesars Windsor - Windsor, Ontario - www.caesarswindsor.com .

The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor is a 5,000 seat venue, with seats no further than 225 feet from the stage. You'll be close to all the on-stage excitement! Caesars is only 30 minutes from Detroit Rock City!

Tickets for the Caesars Windsor show go on sale at noon April 9 with a limit of four per person.

For more, go to www.caesarswindsor.com or call 800-991-8888.

July 20 & 21: Casino Rama - Orillia, Ontario - www.casinorama.com .

The Entertainment Centre at Casino Rama is another in-your-face 5,000 seat arena! Casino Rama is only 90 minutes north of Toronto, another great KISS city!

Tickets for the Casino Rama show go on sale April 14 at the Casino box office, TicketMaster, by calling 416-870-8000 and online at www.casinorama.com . Exclusive advanced ticket purchase for Players Passport club members go on sale April 12 at the Casino Rama box office.
Apr 01 2009
WAITING FOR IN PERU!!
KOL FAN LETTER

Hello KISS!

The expectation of KISS arriving in Peru continues to rise. Once again, 'El Comercio', the most influential newspaper in Peru, has published a cover page of KISS, talking about the upcoming concert in Lima on April 14.

I just canīt wait!!!

KISSincerely, Alberto Cuya

LETTERS click here
Apr 01 2009
EMMY AWARD WINNING FAN
KOL FAN LETTER

Hey KISS & the KISS ARMY!

Channel 12 News Long Island sports anchor Jamie Stuart just won an Emmy award for his sports coverage.

Here's what this lifelong KISS fan did when he brought his Emmy home!

KISS ROCKS!

LETTERS click here
Apr 01 2009
NEW TATTOO
KOL FAN LETTER

Hi KISS!

Here is my new Gene Tattoo! It was made Sunday 22.March at the Frankfurt Tattoo Convention in Germany.

I love it !Now I am in the KISS Army forever !

Greetings from Hamburg Germany, Andre R.

LETTERS click here
Mar 28 2009
IN VENEZUELA
KISS VENEZUELAN POSTER

Here 's one of the KISS posters for the band's first ever appearance in Venezuela!

KISS at Hipodromo la Rinconada in Caracas, Venezuela - April 17.
Mar 28 2009
NEW TRADING CARDS
KISS IKONS

The stage is set. The masks are on. The guitars are amped. It s time to rock! In a few weeks KISS Ikons will hit the stage as one of the loudest trading card sets on Earth. With authentic KISS memorabilia cards, autographed 8x10 s from Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, and a sweet lineup of KISS Tattoos and Stickers, KISS Ikons is a must-have collectible for anyone who proudly belongs to the KISS Army.

KISS Ikons goes behind the scenes with a 90-card base set that includes rare and never-before-seen photos, along with quotes directly from current and former band members about everything KISS. Discover everything from how the band got its name to the inspiration behind some of their most memorable songs.

KISS fans can also own their very own piece of KISS memorabilia! The KISS Klothes insert features authentic memorabilia worn by the Demon himself, Gene Simmons. Memorabilia includes black lace-up pleather pants and a black jumpsuit. Fans and collectors can also look for instant win cards for authentic autographed 8x10 photos of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.

The KISS Army is still going strong after all these years, and KISS Ikons includes an awesome lineup of KISS Stickers and Tattoos that every KISS Army member will love! Whether you're a fan of the Demon, the Starchild, the Spaceman, or the Catman these cool collectibles are a great way to show off your KISS pride.

KISS Ikons ships mid April 2009!
Mar 28 2009
WILL LICK IT UP!
KISS AT SARNIA BAYFEST

By TARA HAGAN, SUN MEDIA

Bayfest s rock weekend lineup is official, with KISS hitting the stage on July 10. Organizer Michele Stokley said she was relieved to finally get the word out.

'People have been so anxious to know the lineup. It s been more overwhelming this year than any other year,' she said, noting online petitions and social networking groups focused on Bayfest 2009.

'It s great that people are putting so much thought into Bayfest.'

Internet rumours had focused on KISS making an appearance in Sarnia, and Stokley said she can finally confirm it.

'We ve been trying for years and years to get them,' she said, noting organizers came close last year but conflicting tour dates kept the legendary rockers away.

'It feels really good; we re really excited.'

KISS will perform on Friday, July 10. Known for its trademark face paint and stage outfits since emerging in the 1970 s, the band has sold more than 85 million records worldwide.

'It s more than just a rock show. It s everything that goes with KISS. They re a great band to see live,' said Stokley.

Tickets are available locally at Stoke s Bay, Stoke s Inland, The Coffee Lodge, Sam the Record Man, and Libro Financial, or online at www.sarniabayfest.com.

Mar 28 2009
UPDATE
GENE CHECKS IN!

Date: March 27

Today, went through the entire set we intend on playing in the forthcoming SOUTH AMERICAN swing of our KISS Alive 35 World Tour. If you've seen some of the media coming out of S. America, you'll notice we're mostly playing soccer stadiums...and we're told the tix are almost all gone.

Today was a special day -- we all lined up to get Yellow Fever shots. Great. No one was anxious to get stung by a needle, but if that's what it takes for us to get together with 50,000 close friends we'll role up our sleeves.

We've also been recording our first New Studio Album in 11 years!!!. Produced by Paul Stanley. And, having Paul simply decide things, works better. Democracy is highly overrated. Paul is kickin' ass. The material sounds great and Tommy and Eric are in great form.

We have 4 tunes recorded. If you're a fan of our stuff from about 1977, you'll feel right at home. All of us have taken up the songwriting call to arms in the same spirit we once did -- without a care in the world and without outside writers. Nothing to prove to anyone. Just doing what comes naturally. Ignoring fashions, trends and with a personal vow from all of us: no rapping. There are plenty of people out there doing this and they don't need four palefaced guys pretending they're from the hood. Besides, I'm not sure how to correctly pronounce 'wassup.'

Tommy is finishing his solo tune. Sounds great, I can tell you. And Eric is going to sing on the album.

Most importantly, we are having the time of our lives, and can't wait to see our friends South of the Border.

We hop on our jet April 1st, on the way to gig #1-Santiago.

See you all there...Or maybe later!
Mar 26 2009
LATEST IN MERCHANDISE
KISS GUITAR SKINS

Check out these great new KISS Guitar Hero guitar skins for all PS3 / X Box video game fans!

CLICK HERE to order these 5 KISS guitar skins now in the Game Room section of KISS SHOP.

Mar 25 2009
SARNIA TICKET PRESALE
KISS ARMY MEMBERS-ONLY TICKET PRESALE

A KISS ARMY Members-Only ticket presale for the Sarnia, Canada KISS show begins today at 10AM (EST).

Presale starts: Thursday, March 26 @ 10AM (EST) Presale ends: Friday, March 27 @ 10PM (EST)

While supplies last, KISS ARMY Members will have access to MEMBERS-Only tickets for the following KISS Concert date:

KISS at Bayfest 2009 Sarnia, Canada July 10, 2009

Meet & Greet upgrade packages will also be available starting Thursday March 26 @ 10AM-EDT

If you are a Premium KISS ARMY Member: LOGIN NOW.

If your membership to the KISS ARMY has expired: RENEW NOW. If you are not a premium member of the KISS ARMY and would like to participate in the presale: JOIN NOW.
Mar 25 2009
GENE'S DR. PEPPER COMMERCIAL
KISS AND DR. PEPPER TEAM UP

Spent the day with the nice people at Dr. Pepper, who loaded me down with a day's full of press and media. TV, Radio and Print.

You'll notice as soon as my Young, Studly Son comes into frame, he steals the show.

Click below to watch the commercial:

Mar 25 2009
ADD CANADIAN DATE
KISS TO ROCK SARNIA BAYFEST

KISS will rock the stage at this year s eleventh annual Rogers Bayfest in Sarnia, Canada on Friday, July 10! Regarded as one of the most powerful rock ‘n roll bands of all-time, their milestones are overwhelming...a testament to the band s longevity and unbreakable bond with their fans.

For more info on the FEST visit www.sarniabayfest.com.

Tickets for KISS at Bayfest go on sale to the general public on Saturday, March 28 at 10AM (EDT). A KISS ARMY Members-only ticket presale will run from March 26 at 10AM to March 27 at 10PM (EDT) on KOL.

Both general admission and VIP tickets will be available.

Meet & Greet upgrade packages will also be available starting Thursday March 26 @ 10AM (EDT)

Stay tuned to KOL for additional presale details.

Mar 23 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS ON COVER OF PERUVIAN MAGAZINE

My name is Alberto Cuya and I`ve waited 11 years of my life to see KISS live, and what better than in my own country, Peru!

KISS' first arrival in our country is causing a great expectation and the mass media have contributed to this KISS phenomenon, too. Here I send you the cover of DEDOMEDIO magazine in which a photograph of you from 1979.

Thank you for 36 years of music !!!!!!

Greetings from Lima, Peru

Alberto C.

LETTERS click here
Mar 21 2009
KOL FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Dear KISS!

KISS is definitely a mainstay in the world. I saw this ad while pumping gas at my local gas station in Peoria, AZ.

Keep on Rocking. Joseph Martin

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