KISStory Tour comes to Cadillac

By Laureen Horan / Cadillac News

CADILLAC Since 1975, the legendary rock band KISS has held a spot in the hearts of Cadillac residents. The group was booked to play at homecoming by Jim Neff, who was the assistant football coach at Cadillac High School at the time.

On Saturday, June 18, Neff will guide the first ever KISStory Tour, where five permanent "KISStorical markers" will be placed at major sites around the city where fans and residents can get a better impression of where KISS interacted with Cadillac.

The five sites include the old city hall building, the Sweet Shop, Veteran's Memorial Stadium, the CHS north gym, and the Cadillac News. On the tour, participants will see the only KISS monument in the world. The monument is a laser-etched granite touchstone more than 8 feet tall, 5 feet wide and roughly 5,000 pounds.

A fan luncheon will follow the tour at Hermann's European Cafe downtown, where fans can meet and mingle. A KISS Tour lunch special for $17 includes a KISSCadillac T-shirt. Seats for the luncheon can be reserved by calling Hermann's at (231) 775-9563. A menu and details are available at kisscadillac.com.

The Cadillac KISStory Tour will begin at 10 a.m. at Cadillac High School on Saturday, June 18. Fans will receive a tour brochure, have opportunities to take photos and be able to talk to Jim Neff.

Other surprise plans are also in the works. For details, follow the KISSCadillac Facebook page.

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