March 12, 2011
Translated for KISSonline by Jill Cataldo

San Juan, March 11 (EFE) - The legendary American rock band KISS continue their "Hottest Show On Earth" tour tomorrow, in Saturday, Puerto Rico that will feature the greatest hits of the band's over-35-year career.

The band, formed in New York in December 1972 and known for his outlandish makeup and dark, black costumes, will bring their show to the Coliseo de Puerto Rico José M. Agrelot in San Juan.

It will be the first time that KISS has played in Puerto Rico since 1998.

The group quickly became famous for its elaborate concert appearances, which incorporate bold stage elements such as impressive pyrotechnics, explosions and fire.

The original members of the group were Paul Stanley (vocals and guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals, bass), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and vocals) and Peter Criss (drums, percussion and vocals.)

Their makeup and costumes are reminiscent of cartoon characters such as "The Demon," "Starchild," Spaceman," and" Catman."

In 1982, due to creative differences in criteria, Criss and Frehley left the band.

A year later, the band abandoned the use of makeup and was revived during the rest of the eighties.

Driven by the nostalgia of its fans, KISS announced a reunion tour in 1996. Back in their trademark makeup, KISS launched "Kiss Alive / Worldwide," "Lost Cities" and "Reunion" tours.

At the conclusion of these tours, Criss and Frehley KISS did not return and was replaced by Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer. The band continues to perform wearing the makeup that made them famous, with founding members Stanley and Simmons.

KISS has recorded 36 albums in its career, 24 of which have been certified gold, and album sales exceed 85 million copies.

Some of the most recognized KISS songs include "Modern Day Delilah," "Cold Gin," "Let Me Go, Rock 'n Roll," "Firehouse," "Say Yeah," and "Deuce."

During KISS' career, they have performed at events like the championship of the Football League, better known as the Super Bowl, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in Utah and the American Idol finale in 2009.