News - 2010 : July

Jul 31 2010
OVER 1 MILLION FANS ON FACEBOOK!
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We've now passed the 1 million fans mark on Facebook! The Army, the tribe, the family continues to grow at a pace that staggers even us. Anyone who has seen us on one of the last two tours knows we've taken KISS to a whole new level. You deserve it. We deserve it. It's only getting better. We're only getting stronger. We're only getting started.

Thanks a million!

You Wanted The Best, You GOT the Best!

Paul, Tommy, Eric and Gene

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Jul 31 2010
ROLLINGSTONE.com
Paul Stanley talks about the band's future without him or Gene Simmons

By D.X. Ferris

Photo: Mueller/Redferns

At a near-capacity show for their recently launched Hottest Show on Earth Tour in Pittsburgh last night, Kiss proved why they are the reigning kings of theater rock, delivering an electric two-hour, 21-song set of glam-rock smashes, newer tunes, over-the-top pyrotechnics and plenty of blood-spitting. "We have a problem that a lot of bands don't: there are a lot of songs we have to play," Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone backstage before the gig. "So it's a matter of mixing it up, but playing what people want to hear."

Check out photos from the summer's hottest shows.

With three massive video screens and bright LED lights, Kiss kicked the show off with fiery jams like "Modern Day Delilah" and "Cold Gin," but the band hit their stride once they launched into "Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll," which found Kiss saturated in blinding white light and sent the crowd into a frenzied clap-along.
Jul 31 2010
THE PATRIOT-NEWS
KISS tour recruits new generation of fans

CHRIS MAUTNER, The Patriot-News

Hot dogs. Apple pie. Chevrolet. And ... Kiss?

Quite so, according to Kiss drummer Eric Singer, who argued the band is an integral part of American culture.

"Kiss has become a part of Americana. It's very much a part of the American landscape," he said during a recent phone interview. "When you come to a show, it's like taking the kids to Disneyland. There is that kind of spirit at the shows."

To keep that spirit alive, the band is dedicated to ensuring that it delivers as much spectacle on stage as possible.

"What we're doing is taking what we did last year [on tour] and adding more aspects to the show to make it bigger and better," he said. "We take Kiss and improve and enrich it and make it better."

So what can we expect at Saturday's concert at Hersheypark Stadium?
Jul 31 2010
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD FROM PITTSBURGH
KISSONLINE
Here's a clip of "Shout It Out Loud" from Pittsburgh.

Thanks to Ryan Gall for taking the video for KISSOnline!

KISS - SHOUT IT OUT LOUD - 07/29/10 - PITTSBURGH from Ryan Gall on Vimeo.

Jul 31 2010
SCENES FROM CINCINNATI MEET & GREET
Check out these these KISS tattoos from KISS' Cincinnati fan meet and greet!
Jul 31 2010
CINCINNATI LOVES !
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS in front of a packed Riverbend Music Center last night in Cincinnati!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Jul 31 2010
MINOTDAILYNEWS
KISS kicks off tour to help wounded warriors

By ELOISE OGDEN

When fair-goers packed the new grandstand for the KISS concert last Saturday night at the North Dakota State Fair, they also were helping military members returning from war who have been wounded.

Minot was the second stop for the rock group's 32-city North American "The Hottest Show on Earth" tour.

Cheyenne Frontier Days in Cheyenne, Wyo., was the first stop, the night before Minot, where KISS kicked off donating $1 from every concert ticket sold to go to Central Savannah River Area Wounded Warrior Care Project in Augusta, Ga. The tour ends in Fontana, Calif., Sept. 25.

The KISS concert in Cheyenne had a total attendance of 16,715 people and $15,884 will go to the Wounded Warrior Care Project, Cheyenne Frontier Days officials said.

Laurie Ott, of Augusta, executive director of the CRSA Wounded Warrior Care Project, hearing the number of tickets sold at the State Fair's KISS show, said, "That's just incredible." KISS also reportedly played to record-breaking crowds in Cheyenne.
Jul 31 2010
THE MORNING CALL
New members keep band rocking and rolling all night

By John J. Moser, OF THE MORNING CALL

Four years ago, when Kiss frontman and co-founder Paul Stanley was promoting his first solo disc in 28 years and first solo tour ever, he said in an interview that slipping sales and flagging interest in any Kiss music besides the hits made him doubt the band would ever again record a new album.

It had already been eight years since Kiss recorded "Psycho Circus," the first disc featuring the band's original members in nearly 20 years, amid a five-year reunion tour that brought Stanley and co-founder Gene Simmons back together with former members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.

Fast-forward to today.

Kiss not only recorded a new album, "Sonic Boom," in 2009, but it became the group's highest-charting disc ever, reaching No. 2 on Billboard's albums chart.

And now the group is two years into a tour to celebrate the 35th anniversary of its breakthrough disc, 1975's "Alive," which gave the band its first Top 10 album, as well as its first hit, "Rock and Roll All Night."
Jul 30 2010
PRE-SHOW PHOTOS FROM PITTSBURGH
KISSONLINE
Here are some photos taken before KISS' show last night in Pittsburgh.
Jul 30 2010
VISITS ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
ACCESS HOLLYWOOD
Maria Menounos' Rockin' KISS Makeover

It's all smiles when KISS rock stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley make their way onto the set of Access Hollywood for an interview with Maria Menounos in Burbank, Calif., on July 19, 2010
Jul 30 2010
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE
By Scott Mervis, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Photo by John Heller/Post-Gazette

When Kiss announced a summer tour that would allow four kids in free with an adult lawn ticket, it was natural to envision a circus-like atmosphere with Kiss toy booths dotting the hillside and vendors selling glowsticks that every kid would have to have.

Gene Simmons did after all learn a few things from Ringling Brothers.

That's not the way it was though Thursday night for the second local Kiss show in eight months. There were more little ones than usual in Kiss T-shirts and painted faces, but the band didn't go all Wiggles on us.

Thirty-six years in, the fab four played a typically hard-hitting and explosive Kiss show with all the requisite pyrotechnic thrills and an expanded set that blew well past the usual 11 p.m. curfew.

It did not start, like so many Kiss shows, with The Demon singing the first line of "Deuce": "Get up, and get your grandma outta here!" Grandma, after all, may have been buying the $40 shirt. Plus, Kiss has relevancy and a newish album to sell, so it kicked things off with the "Sonic Boom" single "Modern Day Delilah."
Jul 30 2010
BOWS BEFORE PITTSBURGH
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS bowing before a wild Pittsburgh crowd last night!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSonline.
Jul 30 2010
PITTSBURGH WOUNDED WARRIORS DONATION
KISSONLINE EXCLUSIVE
Here's KISS with Doc McGhee holding a check for $8,795.00 for the CSRA Wounded Warriors project last night at the Pittsburgh show! KISS is donating one dollar from every admission sold throughout the Hottest Show On Earth Tour to CSRA Wounded Warriors.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSOnline.
Jul 30 2010
ROCKS PITTSBURGH!
KISSONLINE
Check out these fan photos taken during last night's Pittsburgh KISS concert!
Jul 30 2010
ARMY, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE
Check out the KISS Army at KISS' Pittsbugh-area show last night!
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