Experience the KISS 'The Spider' Stage
Perth will be the first city in Australia to experience the new KISS stage production called ‘The Spider’. Unveiled in Stockholm, Sweden, the stage will make its first appearance down under at Perth Arena on Saturday 3 October.
At the centre of the massive production is a spider which is suspended above the stage and controlled by 38 computer controlled winches, enabling it to move up and down like a big puppet at multiple speeds during the show.
The spider concept came from KISS frontman Paul Stanley who sketched a monster above the stage to tie in with the 2012 KISS album ‘Monster’.
A 3D cad drawing was then produced which was sent to a specialist rigging company in Las Vegas who worked on how to build, hang and move the spider.
With a 64’ x 32’ video wall at the rear of the stage, ‘The Spider’ stage weighs 43,500kgs, is powered by 400,000 watts of sound, uses 900 pieces of pyrotechnics, 20 flame machines, 300 kgs of dry ice and 220 automated lights.
The production is shipped in 16 x 48’ semi-trailers and takes over 60 touring staff and over 100 local staff to build.
Take a behind the scenes look at the stage here:
Don’t miss KISS and special guests The Dead Daisies when they kick off their Australian tour at Perth Arena on October 3.
Tickets and VIP Packages are on sale now through Ticketek.