News - 2010 : July

Jul 08 2010
MEET & GREET PACKAGES ADDED
KISSONLINE
KISS Upgrade Packages are now available for KISS' Hottest Show on Earth Tour dates in Indiana, Minnesota and California.

August 9 - Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
September 4 - Minnesota State Fair, Saint Paul, MN
September 25 - Epicenter Festival, Fontana, CA

KISS - Meet & Greet Package

Package includes:

- Exclusive Meet & Greet with the members of KISS
- Personal photograph with KISS
- Autographed 8X10 photo
- Exclusive, Limited Edition KISS Flip Video Camera
- Specially Designed KISS Concert Shirt
- Collectible KISS Tour Poster (limited edition, numbered)
- Official Meet and Greet Laminate
- Set of KISS guitar picks
- $25 voucher to the KISS on-line merchandise store

These Meet and Greet package does not include a ticket to the concert. Fans must purchase a ticket to the concert to attend the meet and greet.

Purchase KISS Meet & Greets for these shows

Jul 08 2010
ON THIS DAY IN TORY 1977
KISSONLINE
KISS LAUNCHED LOVE GUN TOUR

On this day in KISStory - July 8, 1977, KISS' Love Gun Tour began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The band performed thirty-three shows in the US & Canada. This was the first tour where Ace sang lead vocals (Shock Me), and the three Los Angeles Forum shows were recorded for Alive II.

Tour Set list:

I Stole Your Love / Take Me / Ladies Room / Firehouse / Love Gun / Hooligan / Makin' Love / Christine Sixteen /Shock Me / I Want You / Calling Dr. Love / Shout It Out Loud / God Of Thunder / Rock and Roll All Nite / Detroit Rock City / Beth / Black Diamond

Here's a clip from the Houston show of the Love Gun Tour.

Jul 07 2010
MY 35TH ANNIVERSARY
KISSONLINE
I've been a KISS fan since 1975 after buying Dressed To Kill. May 16th 1976 was the first time I saw KISS live at Hammersmith Odeon, UK.

Roll on 35 years and what better way to celebrate my 35th KISS anniversary then with the ultimate meet & greet with Paul Stanley with the awesome gift of the personalised smashed guitar from the last date of the UK leg of the Sonic Boom tour! The prized possession that every KISS fan reaches out for after Paul has smashed it on stage!

May 13th, 2010, nearly 34 years to the day of my first KISS concert, and there I was backstage with Paul Stanley, who was very relaxed as he chatted with me and my wife Janis.

As usual KISS put on a great show. When Paul brought my guitar on to smash, I filmed the screen to capture the moment forever. It was great knowing the guitar was mine.

At the end of the show my guitar was waiting backstage signed by Paul. An absolutely amazing, unforgettable night. Thank you Paul!

Thanks also to Dean Snowden for making sure everything went ok. He did a fantastic job of looking after us.

Terry A.

LETTERS
Jul 07 2010
AT GREAT CANADIAN FESTIVAL
SIMCOE.COM
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

The crew at ROCK 95 didn't have much trouble coming up with a theme for their beaver for Barrie's Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival.

Rock icon Gene Simmons of KISS was the instant choice with everyone including evening announcer Darryl Mabley.

The beaver will be at some ROCK 95 events this summer and listeners are also invited to stop by the station to take photos with The Gene Simmons Beaver.

For more information on the festival CLICK HERE.




Jul 07 2010
OREGON LIVE
Gene Simmons Family Jewels will film portions of the event

By Ryan White

Having enjoyed a few afternoons at The Reserve back in the old Fred Meyer Challenge days, the one thing I always thought the course lacked was Gene Simmons.

More Gene Simmons would fix a lot of golf courses. If I could, I send Gene Simmons to the Masters, because nothing needs a shot of Simmons more than Augusta National.

The Reserve isn't nearly as stuffy, but, still ... Gene Simmons. There's always a chance he'll bring MiniKiss to caddie.
Jul 06 2010
'HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH' TV SPOT
KISSONLINE
Check out the TV commercial for KISS' 'Hottest Show On Earth' Tour.

Jul 05 2010
FAN-FEST IN ARGENTINA
KISS ARMY ARGENTINA
The KISS Army Argentina will be hosting a KISS Fan Party in Buenos Aires at "The End" on September 18, 2010. The event will feature KISS contests, videos, merchandise, and a live tribute band performance by KISS MY ASS.
Jul 03 2010
FRENCH TV CLIP
KISSONLINE
Check out this KISS TV clip featuring an interview with the band backstage during Hellfest in France.

Thanks to KISS News France for sending the clip to KISSonline.



Découvrez Kiss fait son show au HellFest de Clisson sur Culturebox !
Jul 03 2010
KISSONLINE
"Forget the white picks! These are the Collectors' Collectibles!" -- Paul Stanley

You rocked with KISS on the historic Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour. Now own the ultimate tour collectible - KISS commemorative city tour guitar picks! For the first time ever, limited-edition KISS city picks were made for each tour stop. These special KISS picks feature the country's flag with KISS logo, city and date of show on the front side and band member's signature on the back.

Only a very small quantity of these KISS city tour picks are left from each show and are now available exclusively at KISSpickworld.com

"The new custom tour city guitar picks are a special addition to our usual arsenal of KISS picks. We had just a few to throw out onstage each night of the European tour. I told my guitar tech to save a couple for me!" - Tommy Thayer

Each pick is limited to a maximum of only 200 made, and they will never be made again! The only remaining picks are the ones that were not thrown out to the crowd by KISS or kept by the band members for their own collections. To put how limited these picks are in perspective, note that a normal KISS tour pick is produced by the thousands, and in some cases, tens of thousands during the course of a tour.
Jul 03 2010
GOD WANTED THE BEST
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Dear KISS:

I grew up listening to your songs. In a way I believe I lived some of them every night during my teenage years. I had a best friend who also grew up in your shadow. She had every album and attended hundreds of your concerts through the years.

She passed away from breast cancer on May 7, 2007. She wanted only KISS songs played at her funeral. I happily granted her request and personally danced to "Heaven's on Fire". She was a dear friend.

Her headstone has an engraved picture of the original four members of your band. The inscription reads, "God wanted the best...he took the best...the greatest woman on Earth..:".

You touch more lives than you know. Keep Rockin........God Bless you all....

Sharon Jenkins

LETTERS
Jul 03 2010
PHOTOS FROM AZKENA ROCK FESTIVAL
KISSONLINE
Here's KISS at the Azkena Rock Festival 2010 in Vitoria, Spain on 25th of June 2010.

Photography by ionpositivo
Jul 02 2010
BELGIAN INTERVIEW
STUBRU.be
Here's a KISS interview from backstage in Belgium.

Jul 02 2010
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
To all of KISS and everyone involved in the Sonic Boom Over Europe Tour!

Back when the KISS European tour was announced late last year, the three of us couldn't of been more excited. We didn't think that we would have the chance to see you in an arena, let alone experience what happened to us throughout the tour!

After being lucky enough to see you at London's Islington Academy that only made us MORE excited to see you throughout the tour and it was definitely one of the best experiences that any of us has ever had.

We had tickets to Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Wembley and for everyone we were front row with our KISS Army UK banner (even though after Liverpool we had to make a new one as we threw it on stage and Paul and Tommy held it up!). We caught everything from guitar picks to Eric's drumstick to Genes towel covered in the fake blood and it will all be treasured forever :)

We managed to get All Access passes for the Wembley shows and it was more than we could
Jul 02 2010
SPANISH TV CLIP
RTVE.es
KISS conquer Madrid with a devastating concert

Nearly 16,000 souls packed the Palacio de los Deportes de Madrid to watch the sensational concert which featured the now legendary band KISS as part of the European tour for their new studio album, 'Sonic Boom', the first over ten years.

Los Kiss conquistan Madrid con un demoledor concierto




Thanks to Javier Rueda and Fernando Martinez for sending KISSOnline the clip.
Jul 02 2010
ON COVER OF MINDVIEW
KISSONLINE
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's Gene on the cover of this week's Belgian magazine Mindview. The picture was taken at Hellfest in France.

Thanks to Peter Rotthier for sending KISSonline the image.
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