45 years ago today!
On this day in KISSTORY - February 18, 1974 - KISS released their self-titled debut album.
2. "Nothin' to Lose"
4. "Cold Gin"
5. "Let Me Know"
6. "Kissin' Time"
8. "Love Theme from KISS"
9. "100,000 Years"
10. "Black Diamond"
"Kissin' Time" did not appear on the original release of the album. The track was added to a re-pressing in July 1974.
It's our final tour ever and we're pulling out all the stops!
Very limited availability - this is the ultimate KISS ARMY Fan Experience!
Ultimate KISS ARMY Experiences gives you access to the event. Do NOT purchase separate ticket.
Private backstage Meet & Greet with KISS
Personal Photo Opportunity with KISS
Watch the whole show from the Pit (no fans have ever had access to the Pit)
Backstage Tour with your personal KISS Concierge;
- Your tour will take you to areas that only the band and limited members of the crew can visit!
- Start out by stepping foot on the holy ground that is the KISS stage.
- Sit on Eric's drum stool at his drum kit
- Stand at Paul, Gene and Tommy's Microphones
- Hold Paul's legendary Cracked mirror guitar. Gene's classic Axe bass and Tommy's signature Epiphone guitar
- Visit KISS wardrobe where you can see the bands outfits up close and try on the REAL KISS boots
- Along the way we'll visit all areas of the KISS production and you'll meet many members of the crew that keeps the KISS machine going strong
Autographed “End of the Road” Limited Edition Framed Lithograph, specific to your show. Hand numbered, 1 of 15, and shipped directly to your home
Dedicated VIP entrance
Commemorative KISS Meet & Greet laminate
Access to crowd free merchandise shopping
By STEVE APPLEFORD / LATIMES.com
Somewhere in the skies above San Diego, the God of Thunder is eating a sugar cookie. Gene Simmons of KISS is snacking, out of costume, and looking relaxed in the front rows of his band’s private jet, but he’s begun to notice the hills coming awfully close outside his window.
Less than an hour ago, this Gulfstream jet took off like a rocket from Van Nuys Airport, with a former F-14 fighter pilot in the cockpit and a flight attendant named Kate in a black KISS uniform. Their destination is now just minutes away, and the entire band is onboard, ready for the night’s two hours of vintage rock hits and fireballs shaped like mushroom clouds.
It will be the fifth stop on the KISS End of the Road tour, near the very beginning of a two-year victory lap for the flamboyant hard rock quartet, which emerged 47 years ago as pop culture champions in platform boots and kabuki makeup. But right now, this plane is stuck circling San Diego, as flight controllers keep the air clear for a military jet pilot who lost his canopy.
“Wow. He's OK, right?” asks Simmons, dressed entirely in black, wearing a cap with his personal moneybags logo. He’s the singer-bassist-co-founder of KISS, known to fans as the Demon, the God of Thunder and Dr. Love, notorious for decades of spitting (fake) blood and (real) fire at concerts.
A capacity crowd of 10,489 awaits them at Viejas Arena, and most of the shows are expected to be sell-outs. (The tour lands Saturday at the Forum.)
"What is that thing that connects to the fans and the band? It's not just songs,” says Simmons, who turns 70 this summer. “It's sort of a gathering of the tribes, because it is culture. There's no reason to put KISS tattoos on your body and to name your children after our songs. There's this other much bigger idea that hovers above the band and the fans. There’s some connection to your life."
By: Ashley Schwellenbach / www.funko.com
Pop! Rocks: Kiss
If you wanna rock and roll all night and party every day, these KISS Pop!s will make the perfect companions. Bring home Pop! The Starchild, The Demon, The Spaceman, and The Catman!