Some things never get old… like wearing spandex and makeup, spouting blood and fire, and rock’n’rolling all night and partying every day. Not even when they’re done by 60something grandpa Gene Simmons.
KISS will hit the road this summer on their “Hottest Show on Earth” tour, kicking off July 23 in Cheyenne, WY, and you can bet your platform boots there will plenty of the aforementioned goodies. The 28-date tour, their second since the release of 2009’s comeback effort Sonic Boom, will lead the rock vets from Boston to Dallas, before closing out on September 24 in Phoenix. The band is promising to perform all their biggest hits, plus classics they haven’t played live in years.
Presale tickets are available beginning Wednesday, June 2, at 10 A.M. via Citi’s Private Pass Program. Get details here. KISS will donate $1 from each ticket to benefit the United States Armed Forces’ Wounded Warriors Project.
Which band could possibly open for KISS? No, not these fellow eyeliner and fake blood enthusiasts, but, just maybe… YOU! KISS and Guitar Center are teaming up to launch a talent search to pick the supporting act. Click here for more info.
SPIN contributing writer Travis Wright reviewed the opening date of KISS’ 2009 tour in Detroit: “‘We know what you’re here for — you want that cool, classic old stuff and we’re going to cover it all tonight,’ guitarist/singer Paul Stanley promised a roaring crowd of more than 21,000. And they did — flawlessly.”
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KISS’ “Hottest Show on Earth” tour dates:
7/23, Cheyenne, WY (Cheyenne Frontier Days)
7/24, Minot, ND (North Dakota State Fair)
7/29, Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagara Pavilion)
7/30, Cincinnati, OH (Riverbend Music Center)
7/31, Hershey, PA (Hershey Park Stadium)
8/6, Philadelphia, PA (Susquehanna Bank Center)
8/7, Boston, MA (Comcast Center)
8/9, Indianapolis, IN (Indiana State Fairgrounds)
8/13, Buffalo, NY (Darien Lake Performing Arts Center)
8/14, Wantagh, NY (Nikon at Jones Beach Theater)
8/15, Scranton, PA (Toyota Pavilion)
8/19, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
8/20, Holmdel, NJ (PNC Bank Arts Center)
8/21, Washington DC (Jiffy Lube Live)
8/27, Virginia Beach, VA (Virginia Beach Amphitheater)
8/28, Charlotte, NC (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
8/29, Raleigh, NC (Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek)
9/2, Milwaukee, WI (Marcus Amphitheatre)
9/3, Chicago, IL (First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre)
9/4, St. Paul, MN (Minnesota State Fair)
9/10, Toronto, ON (Molson Canadian Amphitheatre)
9/11, Detroit, MI (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
9/12, Cleveland, OH (Blossom Music Center)
9/17, Houston, TX (Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion)
9/18, Dallas, TX (Pizza Hut Park)
9/19, San Antonio, TX (AT&T Center)
9/22, Sandy, UT (Rio Tinto Stadium)
9/24, Phoenix, AZ (Cricket Wireless Pavilion)