News - 2013 : August

Aug 15 2013
GENE SIMMONS TALKS ABOUT ARENABOWL WEEKEND
Local 6 Sports Director David Pingalore sits down with KISS rocker Gene Simmons to talk about KISS' upcoming Orlando performance.

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Aug 15 2013
FAN-FILMED CLIP OF "PSYCHO CIRCUS"
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Here's a fan-filmed clip of KISS performing "Psycho Circus" in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

Aug 14 2013
LATEST MAGAZINE COVER: U.S. ROCKSTAR
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Here's Gene Simmons on the cover of the latest issue of 'U.S. RockStar' magazine.
Aug 14 2013
GREATEST HITS VOLUME 4 COMIC
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Here's the front and back covers of KISS: Greatest Hits volume 4. The issue continues collecting Psycho Circus issues #14-19. Rediscover classics like "Year Of The Fox," "World Without Heroes," "Sunburst Finish," and "Fragments."


Release date: September 24, 2013
Aug 14 2013
PHOTO: PAUL STANLEY IN SIMPSONVILLE
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Here's Paul Stanley about to smash his guitar at the Charter Amphitheatre in Simpsonville, South Carolina last night.


Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Aug 14 2013
VIP TOUR MERCHANDISE PACK
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Finally got my vip packages from Live Nation from the Canada leg of the Monster tour....the tshirts are cool and so are picks.....worth the wait..it was like Christmas today!!

Scott Kubik
Aug 14 2013
MY 15TH SHOW - JULY 26 TORONTO
KISSONLINE FAN LETTER
You wanted the best. You got the best ... KISS! Like many KISS fans, waiting for the next tour or even show to come close to your home town is a big deal: a big event! I've been fortunate enough over the years to have met the band, hung out with Doc, Tommy and Eric after a concert in 2009 and even had my photo of Gene Simmons displayed on his desk on GS Family Jewels. This, however, was my 15th time seeing KISS in concert and it happened during the KISS 40th Anniversary - Monster Tour. Once again, my seat was front stage, Gene's side and I had a great time! All in all, a great night and I wanted to share a few of my photos with you.

Cheers,
Mike S. Fowler

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Aug 13 2013
PHOTO: ROCKING SIMPSONVILLE
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Here's KISS rocking Charter Amphitheatre in Simpsonville, South Carolina right now!

Photo by Dean Snowden for KISSONLINE.
Aug 13 2013
PHOTO: FANS AT SIMPSONVILLE MEET & GREET
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Here's the KISS Army at today's KISS meet & greet in Simpsonville, South Carolina.
Aug 13 2013
PHOTO: LICENSE PLATE
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Check out this KISS license plate spotted in the parking lot at tonight's KISS show in Simpsonville, SC.

Thanks to Pamela Orr for sharing the photo with KOL!
Aug 13 2013
ROCKS PORTSMOUTH
Review by Patty Jenkins / The Virginian-Pilot


Kiss Army marched into nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth last night with nearly every spot of the 6,500-seat amphitheater filled. It was a family affair; as men, women and children wore the signature markings of their onstage heroes.

The night of theatrics, which could be dubbed the Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley show, did not seem to disappoint the legion of fans that took in the light show featuring an enormous spider-like mechanical metal structure and loud explosives from pyrotechnics that had the warmth of the heat hitting them in their faces.

As in the past when Kiss has visited Hampton Roads, Simmons gets his fans going with stage stunts that include being pulled up into the rafters, spitting out fake blood with the extension of his tongue while showcasing his bass solo.

“Want me to come out to you?” Stanley entices his fans as a pulley takes him across the audience onto a round metal mini stage set up for his guitar spotlight moment performing “Love Gun.”

In the end it’s these antics and the classic hits that have made Kiss a household name in rock music.
Aug 13 2013
PHOTOS: FANS AT PORTSMOUTH SHOW
Lots of faces were painted as KISS at Monday night's show at nTelos Wireless Pavilion in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Photos by Bill Tiernan | The Virginian-Pilot
Aug 13 2013
MONSTER TOUR EXPLODES AT MOHEGAN SUN
Review by J. Pasinski

Photo by Soni Giles for KISSONLINE

The iconic, make-up wearing rock band Kiss have always put their fans first when performing live. Their shows have become more of an event than your typical rock concert. As the audience filed into the Mohegan Sun Arena last Saturday night, you couldn't help but see the hundreds of different Kiss concert shirts from past shows. Also, fans wearing the make-up of their favorite band member and each year, more and more kids are attending their shows to see and experience what their parents have loved for the past forty years.

A loud, booming voice screamed out "You Wanted The Best, You Got The Best! The Hottest Band In The World, Kiss!" This signaled the beginning of an experience that all in attendance would never forget. As the curtain fell, three members of Kiss appeared on top of a giant metal spider which lowered them to the floor as they began the night inviting you to their "Psycho Circus." Fireworks, explosions and fireballs quickly turned the night into a "fourth of July" spectacle and this was all during the first song. The band mixed in a few new songs ("Hell or Hallelujah," "Say Yeah") with the classic concert staples "Shout It Out Loud" and "Calling Dr. Love." Front man Paul Stanley was very interactive with the crowd, getting them involved with some "audience participation" tests. Each band member would have their time in the spotlight. Guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer would be lifted twenty feet up from the stage as they shot fireworks into the belly of the giant metal spider. Not to be outdone, bassist Gene Simmons emerged onto a dark stage for his solo. As he pounded away on his bass, fake blood would rush down his chin. Then he would ascend forty feet in the air to the top of the spider to perform his theme song, "God Of Thunder." Next was guitarist/singer Paul Stanley's turn as he hopped on a cable that flew him across the audience to a stage in the back of the arena for a performance of "Love Gun." All of these feats would lead up to the show closer, "Rock And Roll All Nite." During the finale, Simmons and Thayer would be elevated over the audience on two giant platforms as Stanley smashed his guitar on stage. While this is going on, confetti blew all over the arena as the stage exploded all around Singer's drum set.

As Kiss continues to set the bar for how many explosions and fireworks one band can fit into a show, their music continues to be timeless as it passes on to the next generation of fans.

Setlist: Psycho Circus, Shout It Out Loud, Let Me Go Rock N Roll, I Love It Loud, Hell or Hallelujah, War Machine, Heaven's On Fire, Calling Dr. Love, Say Yeah, Shock Me/Outta This World, God Of Thunder, Lick It Up, Love Gun, Black Diamond, Detroit Rock City, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Rock And Roll All Nite
Aug 13 2013
ARMY MOHEGAN SUN, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Check out the KISS Army at Saturday's Mohegan Sun KISS show.

Photos by Soni Giles for KISSONLINE.
Aug 13 2013
THE ARENABOWL SWEEPS
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Next weekend, KISS will play the Amway Center in Orlando as part of a very special ArenaBowl event. We are giving fans one more shot at FIVE official Arena Footballs signed by all four members of KISS, along with some of the latest merch from the official store.

CLICK HERE to hear a special message from Gene Simmons about next week's event, and be sure to pick up your tickets to the August 16th show in Orlando!

Enter now for a chance to win:

- an official Arena Football signed by all four members of KISS
- an authentic KISS Tour Hockey Jersey
- a 2013 North American Tour Tee
- a KISS Road Crew shirt
- a KISS Hoodie

Remember, we'll select FIVE winners at random to each receive the full prize pack. Sweepstakes ends on Friday, August 16 at noon PT.

CLICK HERE to enter the KISS Arenabowl Sweepstakes.
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