Some 35 years after they formed as the most unusual of rock acts, legendary rockers Kiss are going back on the road, the band announced on its website.
Before you become skeptical about the aging foursome, keep in mind that anything they’ve touched for decades has turned into gold.
The gand’s clownish makeup and excessive stage shows turned off some critics when they came out of New York City in the 1970s. In the midst of the punk era, Kiss took it in a different direction.
Their first three albums were moderately successful, but it was their fourth, Kiss Alive, that propelled them into international stardom. Their merchandising was through the roof, but it worked.
After various lineup changes and an ‘unmasking,’ the band later reformed with all four original members – Gene Simmons, Paul Standly, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss.
Now only Simmons and Stanley – the band’s core from the start – remain. But they’ve done it before and cashed in. This time they’re going on the road with Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer for their Kiss/35 North American Tour, which will kick off Setp. 25 at Cobo Arena in Detroit – the locale for the taping of the highly successful Kiss Alive.
They’ll also be playing Madison Square Garden in their hometown on Oct. 10 before moving on and wrapping up the tour in early December.
These won’t be easy tickets, so start making the calls.
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