News - 2014 : July

Jul 16 2014
SIGHTING: AD FOR UNIVERSITY
KISS TWITTER FAN LETTER
KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

University of Colorado Continuing Education billboard on commuter bus.

Thanks to Kris for sharing this picture!
Jul 16 2014
PHOTO: ERIC SINGER IN CINCINNATI
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Here's Eric Singer during KISS' show last night at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Jul 15 2014
By Christian McPhate

Paul Stanley can fly. He soared over the audience, a star shooting across a starlit sky Sunday night at the Gexas Energy Pavilion. He landed on a spinning platform, while a demon, a cat and his Space Ace protector waited in the shadows. Standing above the crowd, Stanley played his guitar and worked the crowd like the superstar he is.

It's been 40 years. I've waited nearly half of my life to see the "greatest show on earth." Thousands of people were in attendance and one dollar of every ticket was donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. I'd never seen this many people at the pavilion in the two years I've been reporting for the Dallas Observer. KISS and Def Leppard didn't disappoint.

KISS took the heat to the next level. Riding atop a giant mechanical spider, Starchild (Paul Stanely), the Demon (Gene Simmons) and Space Ace (Tommy Thayer) descended toward the stage while Catman (Eric Singer) beat away on his drums. Bombs exploded, flames flashed and sparks shot from guitars, with the remnants of the supermoon lingering above. It was the perfect way to celebrate 40 years of a band that finally earned their rightful place in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Jul 15 2014
SIGHTING: SUBWAY AD IN TORONTO
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KISS IS EVERYWHERE!

Thanks to Chris Alexander for sharing this subway ad he spotted in Toronto!
Jul 14 2014
LAS VEGAS HARD ROCK HOTEL PROMO CLIP
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Jul 14 2014
LAS VEGAS CONCERT CLUB PRESALE
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The KISS Concert Club Las Vegas pre-sale begins today, Monday, July 14 - starting at 10:00 a.m. local time and runs through Thursday, July 17 at 10:00 p.m. local time.

JOIN THE 2014 KISS CONCERT CLUB

2014 KISS Concert Club includes Exclusive Merchandise and Priority access to presale tickets for KISS’ November 2014 Las Vegas residency

*Exclusive KISS Concert tour shirt

*Collectible KISS photo set (includes 5 limited edition 8x10 photos)

*KISS Concert Club membership card

*10% ongoing discount in the Official KISS Online Shop

*Subscription to the Official KISS newsletter

CLICK HERE to join now!

PLEASE NOTE: All active KISS Concert Club members, who have not used their 4 ticket pre-sale limit, will have access to the KISS Las Vegas presale. Concert Club members should log in KISSonline and read all of the instructions at the top of the tour page when accessing the presales.
Jul 14 2014
By Brian Mansfield, Special for USA TODAY

Las Vegas wanted the best, it's getting the best.

Kiss, which has used a variant of that line in its introductions for more than 35 years, will play a nine-show Sin City residency this fall. Kiss Rocks Vegas brings the self-proclaimed "hottest band in the land" to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning Nov. 5.

"Whatever you're used to with Kiss, this will pump it up that much more," says guitarist Paul Stanley. "If Kiss is on steroids, this is a double dose."

Tickets for Kiss Rocks Vegas will start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday at AXS.com.

Vegas Hard Rock spent more than a year trying to book a Kiss residency, says Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment. The Joint previously has hosted extended stays by Santana, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard and Tiësto.

He's preparing the Hard Rock for a full-scale Kiss Army invasion. "The activation will encompass the entire property for the month they're out here — from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts," Smith says.

Under the Kiss Rocks Vegas configuration, The Joint will seat about 3,200.
Jul 13 2014
PHOTO: HUGE CROWD IN DALLAS
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Thank you, Dallas -- huge audience... You were all crazy...100 deg temp did not affect us. What a great night.
Jul 13 2014
PHOTO: ROCKING TEXAS!
KISS TWITTER FAN LETTER
KISS - The greatest show on Earth!!

Thanks to Felix Garcia for sharing his great photo with KISS!
Jul 13 2014
ARMY DALLAS, YOU LOOK GREAT!
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Check out the KISS Army at tonight's KISS show at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas.
Jul 13 2014
FAN-SHOT PHOTOS FROM ' DALLAS SHOW
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Here are several fan-shot photos from KISS' show tonight at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas.

Thanks KISS ARMY for sharing your photos with KISS!
Jul 13 2014
& DEF LEPPARD RETURN WITH A FURY TO FORUM
by Chris Epting

On July 8, Def Leppard and Kiss returned to one of the most famous arenas in the country, the newly refurbished Los Angeles Forum, and thrilled a packed house on their current co-headlining tour.

After a brief but raucous opening set by Kobra and the Lotus, Def Leppard took the stage and performed a hit-packed 75 minute set. As has been reported, Def guitarist Vivian Campbell is battling cancer and had endured a chemotherapy treatment just the day before. Pacing himself carefully though, he soldiered through the set. Bandmates Phil Collen and Rick Savage supported their musical brother by covering extra laps around the stage throughout the show and playing even more inspired than usual.

Then it was time for Kiss, who, like Def Leppard, understands all too well how to both please the loyalists while also wowing first-timers. Being lowered from the ceiling in the midst of their massive spider-like stage, Kiss also made the most of their 75 minutes. Replete with all of the classic Kiss effects — from Gene Simmons‘ blood spewing to Paul Stanley‘s zipline to a non-stop barrage of lights and explosions — their show remains in a league of its own.

CLICK HERE to view more Forum photos.

Jul 13 2014
ARMY AUSTIN, YOU LOOK GREAT! #2
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Here are more photos of the KISS Army at last night's #KISS show at the Austin360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas.

Thanks for rocking with us!
Jul 13 2014
Photo and writing by TourBusLive.com

“You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world...KISS!!!” Every KISS fan knows those words – and every KISS fan would agree.

For those who never understood what the big deal is with KISS, let me try to explain: It's been said that KISS music isn't exactly the most intricate (although I've heard that performing their songs is a little more difficult than we novices are often led to believe), and KISS lyrics aren't necessarily the most complicated (who can forget the simple lyrics to the 7th grade dance staple "Beth"), but KISS music means everything to their fans. KISS music makes us rock. KISS music makes us happy. And, to their devotees, known as the KISS Army, KISS music takes us to a world where we believe we can be or do anything.

Marketing geniuses well ahead of their time, these four super-heroes (yes, a 1977 Marvel comic book featured KISS, even using authenticated blood from each KISS member in the vat of red ink used to print the issue) permeated our lives, our lunch boxes, our bed sheets, and even our underwear. KISS became our fantasy: Every guy wanted to be them; every girl wanted to be with them. Their image became an escape from our mundane lives. At a time when there was little choice other than disco on our radios, KISS became something this fan (and fans like me all over the world) could sink our rebellious teeth into. KISS was (and still is) rock and roll.
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