KISS army, unite! Gene Simmons is returning to Australia for solo shows in 2018
This. Is. Wild.
The solo tour will kick off in Adelaide on 1 February 2018, before stopping in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
We’re expecting the KISS army out in force for this one, as the rock ‘n’ roll legend takes to the stage with his touring band.
Talking about the shows, Gene Simmons said today, “Doing these smaller concert halls, which hold a thousand to three thousand people, means they get filled up by real die hard fans. They don’t want to hear the same-old, same-old. They want to hear nuggets, as they say. It’s a hoot for me because I’ve never really had a chance to do this stuff live. It’s been a lot of fun.”
With that, fans can expect to hear a different setlist from the music icon each night, with plenty of KISS gems thrown in for good measure.
The Gene Simmons band includes Ryan Cook (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Asbrock (guitar/vocals), and Phil Shouse (guitar/vocals), from Nashville’s The Rock N Roll Residency and ex Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi’s solo band. Brent Fitz will be adding to the mayhem on drums, who completes the monster lineup that’s guaranteed to deliver a thrilling live show in Feb.
Gene will also kick off the tour with the release of The Vault; ‘a deeply personal soundtrack to his life, condensed into a 50-year time capsule (1966 – 2016)’. The Vault features 150 recordings from notable rock ‘n’ roll artists including his KISS band mates.