News - 2013 : July

Jul 10 2013
TOMMY THAYER SASKATOON MEET & GREET SUNDAY
TOMMYTHAYER.com
Tommy Thayer will be at Long & McQuade Musical Instruments in Saskatoon this Sunday, July 14th, from 2 to 3pm. Tommy will signing autographs and taking photos with the fans.
Jul 10 2013
Shock rockers play Rexall Friday night

By Francois Marchand, Postmedia News

Canadians have always embraced KISS.

In the shock rock band’s early days, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss played rooms a far cry from the arenas and stadiums they now fill with pyro and solid rock thunder.

“Canada has always been great to us,” Stanley said in a recent interview with the Vancouver Sun. “Our first tour included lunch rooms and cafeterias of schools in Edmonton and Calgary when nobody knew who we were. So we’ve always had a great time, whether it’s in Moncton, Sudbury, Lethbridge — places where people go, ‘What are you doing here?’ and we say, ‘You don’t decide where you’re born but we decide where we play.’”

Forty years later and with a 20th studio album in tow, little has changed about KISS’s philosophy: Rock and roll all night, party every day.

Doing so, Kiss continues to offer a fan-oriented experience like no other band can, a recipe that has generated millions of Kiss Army members, and licensing and merchandising revenue like few acts on the planet boast.
Jul 10 2013
WATCH: ROCKS KELOWNA
KELOWNA, BC — A party-like atmosphere outside Prospera Place in Kelowna last night as people of all ages prepared to watch KISS in concert. And when we say all ages, we really do mean ‘all’ ages. Fourty years ago when the band that calls itself ‘real, flesh and blood, rock and roll” started out, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley probably never imagined their concerts would one day become a family affair. Toby Tannas has the story.

CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO


Thanks to Phil Fiumano for sending us the link!

Jul 10 2013
KIDS COMIC #1 ADDITIONAL COVERS
KISSONLINE.com
Subscription variant cover featuring the "adult Gene" is by Bruce Timm.

The retailer incentive cover featuring the first KISS album cover redo is by Jose Holder and Jeremy Colwell.
Jul 10 2013
LATEST TATTOOS
KISSONLINE.com
Check out these great KISS tattoos!

Please keep sending us your tattoo photos...the band loves seeing them.

CLICK HERE to send photos, letters and stories to KOL.
Jul 09 2013
CALGARY ARMY DEPOT STORE NOW OPEN
KISSONLINE.com
Here's a photo of the KISS Army Depot store at the Chinook Center Mall in Calgary, Canada.

This location will remain open through July 14th.

Jul 09 2013
PHOTOS: ARMY INVADES ROGERS ARENA
Photos: KISS army invades Rogers Arena for glam rock spectacle

Fans of KISS, The KISS Army, gather outside Rogers Arena prior to the concert in Vancouver on July 06 2013.

CLICK HERE to view more of The Province's KISS Photos.
Jul 09 2013
A Surrey-based charity has been KISS'd with $10,000.

Makeup-wearing members of the rock band were in Vancouver Thursday to hand a five-figure cheque to operators of Sophie's Place, a facility for kids who have been physically, mentally or sexually abused.

The money will help fund an expansion of the centre, which opened in February 2012 at The Centre for Child Development on 140th Street in Surrey.

The facility is named after Sophie Tweed-Simmons, daughter of KISS bassist Gene Simmons and former Playboy model Shannon Tweed.

In addition to the $10,000, a percentage of profits made at a KISS Army-operated "pop-up" store on Granville Street last week are destined for Sophie's Place.

"It's really very generous of them and will make a huge difference in helping us serve kids who have been abused," Dr. Brian Katz, director of Sophie's Place, told the Now during a noon press event in Vancouver.
Jul 09 2013
AT PROSPERA PLACE
KISSONLINE.com
Here's KISS having a great time on stage at Prospera Place in Kelowna, Canada last night.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Jul 09 2013
VANCOUVER CONCERT REVIEW
EXAMINER.COM
By: Dawnn Behrens

Photo by Tom Nugent

Last year the Paul McCartney concert reportedly scorched Rogers Arena roof on fire, leave it to KISS try and top Sir Paul by practically blowing the roof off (NOT literally). The band lived up to their hit song by "rocking all night" during the second stop of their 2013 North American tour. The fact that they have this much energy at their age is amazing, especially when you consider the multitude of Vancouver appearances they made this week.

Original members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have been rocking with KISS since they formed the band in 1973. The performers proved to be in top touring shape with both physical stamina as well as powerful vocals. The two were accompanied by newer KISS members Tommy Thayer (Spaceman/guitar), and Eric Singer (Catman /drums) .

The concert was a spectacular event complete with an amazing pyrotechnics, light show, and a massive set design which included a gigantic mechanical spider for a stage. True to his KISS persona as the "Demon" Simmons drooled,dripped blood and of course waved his famous tongue at the audience. Simmons hovered over the stage and Paul Stanley (Starchild) played his guitar as he flew over the audience to a platform in the center of the floor seating area.

KISS performed tracks from their new album 'Monster', and their biggest hits including,'Love Gun', 'Rock and roll all night', and 'I was made for loving you'. They all sounded fantastic, even when Paul sang 'a capella' he was able to hit the high notes LIVE, without the hi-tech sound engineering, and lip syncing so many current artists rely on.

The band is part of a pack of aging rockers like The Rolling Stones , who simply refuse to retire. When you can still rock all night and perform at your peak like they can, it's no wonder they refuse to sit back on their laurels. KISS in concert is everything you'd expect from them and more! If you get a chance to see KISS on their 2013 Tour, I highly recommend you go!
Jul 09 2013
ONLINE MERCHANDISE TENT
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
Here's our KISSONLINE merchandise tent in Kelowna, Canada.

Thanks to Greg Stafford ‏for the photo!
Jul 09 2013
KIDS COMIC #1 COVER
KISSONLINE.com
Here's the regular cover of issue #1 of the upcoming KISS KIDS comics. This cover is by Jose Holder and Jeremy Colwell.
Jul 09 2013
THE STARCHILD IN KELOWNA
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Paul Stanley rockin' Kelowna, Canada last night.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Jul 09 2013
THE DEMON IN KELOWNA
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Gene Simmons in action at Prospera Place in Kelowna.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Jul 09 2013
THE SPACEMAN IN KELOWNA
KISSONLINE.com
Here's Tommy Thayer soloing at Prospera Place in Kelowna, Canada.

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
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