News - 2012 : July

Jul 21 2012
ROCKS VIRGINIA BEACH!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS in action tonight in Virginia Beach. The band rocked a rain soaked crowd at the packed Farm Bureau Pavilion. Stay tuned for more photos from the show soon.

Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline
Jul 21 2012
ARMY VIRGINIA, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Check out the KISS Army celebrating last night at KISS' tour opening concert in Bristow, Virginia.

Photos by Steve Christensen and Keith Leroux for KISSOnline.
Jul 21 2012
CLIPS FROM OPENING NIGHT
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these fan-filmed clips of "Shout It Out Loud" and " Black Diamond" from KISS' show in Bristow, Virginia last night. The band opened 'THE TOUR' with a powerful set in front of over 20,000 fans! 'THE TOUR' invades Virginia Beach tonight!

Set List:

Detroit Rock City / Shout It Out Loud / I Love It Loud / Love Gun / Firehouse / War Machine / Shock Me / Hell or Hallelujah / God Of Thunder / Lick It Up / Black Diamond / Rock And Roll All Nite





Thanks to Russ Dannecker for filming these for KISSOnline!
Jul 21 2012
FEATURED IN LATEST ISSUE OF SHORTLIST!
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Check out this AWESOME full page of KISS in the new issue of the UK's ShortList!
Jul 20 2012
KISSONLINE.com
KISS UNLEASHES WORLD’S FIRST GLOBALLY SOCIAL FAN HUB THROUGH ORTSBO

Engaging with users of every major social network, the KISS Army will converge in one all-inclusive social music destination, making 40 City Tour with Motley Crüe a World-Wide, Social Experience

Legendary rock band KISS (www.kissonline.com) has tapped Ortsbo (www.ortsbo.com), the world’s leading real-time experiential communications platform, to create the first globally social fan engagement platform, broadcasting fan communications worldwide for the band’s 40-city summer tour with Motley Crüe. Reaching fans in 53 languages, the platform will aggregate more than 17 social networks in a central platform at [link], with instant translation and real-time integration to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, Flickr, Vevo, and more. The launch will effectively transform in-venue fan engagement during a live music performance into a global, social and merchandising experience.

A world first in music & fan communications, Ortsbo’s revolutionary multilingual social network aggregator will enable the tour’s on-site team, concert-goers, KISS members and fans worldwide to converse across language barriers, continents and all the top social networks. Built to transform the way audiences, musicians and staffers share live and static entertainment experiences, the new hub will serve as a global base for KISS fans, tour attendees and viewers around the world. Gathering data and statistic in real-time, the service will also collect invaluable information on its back end for further refinement, development and perfection of the platform while creating unprecedented, niche audience information for advertisers and marketers to potentially tap as well.
Jul 20 2012
AND MOTLEY CRUE LAUNCH THE TOUR TONIGHT!
KISSONLINE.com
KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will launch 'THE TOUR' of 2012 tonight at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia! The summer's biggest, baddest rock tour will level over 40 cities nationwide! KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE... On the same stage... On the same night. The spectacle of spectacles!

For tickets, VIP / Meet & Greet packages, and a complete list of tour dates visit www.KISSonline.com/tour.

Jul 20 2012
BOOMER MAGAZINE'S TEASER
This is a just a teaser of the great night that we had with KISS and the veterans and troops at Jiffy Lube Live! Stay tuned for more great coverage of this fantastic event!

Jul 20 2012
SPECIAL FORCES, YOU LOOK GREAT!
KISSONLINE.com
Check out this great looking group of Troops, Veterans, and their families, who came out to rock with us last night! Thank you to all of the Troops and Veterans everywhere for all that you do for us! We love you!

We'd also like to thank Boomer Magazine, the US Chamber of Commerce, Hiring Our Heroes, Citi, Jiffy Lube Live, Live Nation, Motley Crue, and our crew for helping us make last night a great event for everyone!

Photos by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline

Jul 20 2012
LEGENDARY HONORS TROOPS AND VETERANS
FOX 5
Legendary Rock Band KISS Plays Private Concert For Military Service Members

(Note: When playing this video, there is a short delay between the commercial and the news report on the show.)

DC Breaking Local News Weather Sports FOX 5 WTTG
Jul 20 2012
PHOTOS FROM ' SHOW FOR TROOPS & VETERANS
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great photos of KISS rocking our US Troops and Veterans with a special private show last night at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia.

Photos by Steve Christensen for KISSOnline


Jul 20 2012
MORE PHOTOS FROM LAST NIGHT'S SHOW
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Photos by Steve Christensen for KISSOnline
Jul 19 2012
& MOTLEY CRUE DONATE $250K TO HELP VETERANS!
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS and Motley Crue presenting a check for $250,000 to Hiring Our Heroes tonight on stage in Bristow, Virginia during KISS' concert for the troops.

Photo by Keith Leroux for KISSOnline
Jul 19 2012
By Adrian Thrills

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley has had joint trouble — and not the kind you’d expect in a rock ’n’ roll man. After 40 years teetering around the stage in 8in platform heels, it’s his hips (and knees and shoulders) that have had it.

Stanley and his bandmates have sold 100 million albums since they first daubed their faces with black and white warpaint in 1973, and he has paid the price with two hip replacement ops.

‘I’m a bionic man and I’ve earned every scar,’ the 60-year-old singer and guitarist says proudly. ‘My doctors are sports specialists, as my injuries are the same as those that affect [American] footballers.

'My knees have been surgically reassembled and I’ve had work done on my shoulders.

‘But I’m in better shape than ever. The engine’s been serviced and I’m good for another 50,000 miles.’

Kiss are one of rock’s great survivors, as well known for their comic-book stage personas and garish costumes as their music, while their gigs are renowned for fire-breathing stunts and eye-popping special effects.

But they attribute their staying power to a more old-fashioned virtue: hard graft.

‘Four decades ago, a bunch of knuckleheads from New York got together,’ says bassist Gene Simmons.

‘The four of us had an epiphany: let’s put together the band we’ve never seen on stage. So we did it, and we’re still here.

‘Back then, there were no shortcuts. There was no internet or cable TV. You had to take your case directly to the people by playing live, and we do the same today. We’re the real deal.’

Or as real as anyone sporting face paint, Spandex leggings and glitter wedges for their day job can be.

The bullish 62-year-old adds: ‘If you are a member of U2 or Coldplay, you put on your jeans and T-shirt and play. Those bands are great, but they don’t have to sweat.

‘We spend two hours putting on make-up. Then we run around for two hours in platform shoes. I spit fire and fly up to the rafters.’
Jul 19 2012
By Andrew Leahey

Friday night marks the official launch of Kiss‘ summer tour, a mammoth cross-country jaunt in support of the band’s upcoming album, “Monster.”

Talk to a local veteran, however, and he’ll tell you that the real tour started on Thursday evening, when Kiss staged a private show for 1,600 members of the U.S. military.

“We owe so much to the brave men and women who voluntarily put on that uniform and go to places where people don’t like them,” Gene Simmons explained earlier this week, several hours before he and his three band mates — Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer — paid a visit to patients at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“The vets that we’ve met never ask for praise, glory or money,” he added. “They just want to re-enter society and get a job. We do these all-vet shows to show our appreciation, because what they do for us is beyond comprehension.”

Kiss have a long history of paying tribute to vets on both sides of the Atlantic. Earlier this summer, the guys staged a small show in London to benefit the British troops, and their 2011 tour featured a recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance during each concert.
Jul 19 2012
THIS DAY IN TORY 2010
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On this day in KISSTORY - July 19th, 2010, KISS performed "Modern Day Delilah" on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.

Check out the band's powerful performance in this clip from the show.

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