KISS

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
I wish they would milk it in the form of archival video and audio.

Exactly .. I would be down for that. The Kissology DVDs were cool, but there has to be so much more out there. That I am interested in ... Kiss Pumas or other merch .. not so much
 

Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
I do have to recommend Kiss Mini golf in Vegas though. It’s a good time and the people are really cool and friendly. They also have a ton of cool memorabilia. A little bit from other rock bands too, there’s even some Iron Maiden stuff. From what I understand it was started by some fans and not owned directly by the band, they just licensed out the name.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
I do have to recommend Kiss Mini golf in Vegas though. It’s a good time and the people are really cool and friendly. They also have a ton of cool memorabilia. A little bit from other rock bands too, there’s even some Iron Maiden stuff. From what I understand it was started by some fans and not owned directly by the band, they just licensed out the name.

yeah. Not all of it is crap. But my real problem with Kiss (and I note, they were the first band I really got into, so I have a soft spot for them) is that over time they have become mostly about the merch side and the music supports that versus the other way around ... like Maiden, who certainly makes some serious bank selling Eddie stuff, but, the music side is supports the merch.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
KISS Setlist For 'End Of The Road' Tour Will Be Expanded To 25 Songs, Says PAUL STANLEY: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kisss-setlist-for-end-of-the-road-tour-will-be-expanded-to-25-songs-says-paul-stanley/

I imagine the setlist will be something like this:

1.Detroit Rock City
2.Deuce
3.Cold Gin
4.Crazy Crazy Nights
5.Hide Your Heart
6.War Machine
7.Strutter
8.Heaven's On Fire
9.Creatures Of The Night
10.Shout It Out Loud
11.Calling Dr. Love
12.Shock Me
13.Forever
14.Firehouse
15.Tears Are Falling
16.Psycho Circus
17.Lick It Up
18.I Love It Loud
19.Love Gun
20.Beth
21.God Of Thunder
22.Let Me Go, Rock 'N' Roll
Encore:
23.Black Diamond
24.I Was Made For Lovin' You
25.Rock And Roll All Nite
 
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Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
The more interesting bit of info there is that Paul isn’t discounting the possibility of appearances from other members. Knowing the way Kiss operates, I’m guessing the tour is mostly mapped out already and they know who will be joining them for reunions. Could be interesting to see how they work other members into the traditional 4 piece show.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
The more interesting bit of info there is that Paul isn’t discounting the possibility of appearances from other members. Knowing the way Kiss operates, I’m guessing the tour is mostly mapped out already and they know who will be joining them for reunions. Could be interesting to see how they work other members into the traditional 4 piece show.
What is interesting is they announced the tour a while ago, but no dates yet. I am sure they are feeling out what $ they can get as themselves versus if they add back Ace.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
The more interesting bit of info there is that Paul isn’t discounting the possibility of appearances from other members. Knowing the way Kiss operates, I’m guessing the tour is mostly mapped out already and they know who will be joining them for reunions. Could be interesting to see how they work other members into the traditional 4 piece show.
Well this farewell tour will continue for 3 years, so I want at least Ace to return (he is one of my favorite guitarists).
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
Well this farewell tour will continue for 3 years, so I want at least Ace to return (he is one of my favorite guitarists).
I think they need him for a better show. If they are doing 25 songs ... Paul really cannot sing more than 10 ... his voice is just shot. Ace can pick up a lot of slack there. Plus he adds personality to the band
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
I think they need him for a better show. If they are doing 25 songs ... Paul really cannot sing more than 10 ... his voice is just shot. Ace can pick up a lot of slack there. Plus he adds personality to the band
But if his ''Spaceman'' costume will fit him. :p
 

Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
Ace is in great shape, way better than during the first reunion. He would actually look better in the costume now I think.

I'm really not sure whether we should expect Ace to come back. I don't know if I expect that to really boost sales all that much anyway. I'm noticing a lot of buzz with this tour from people who aren't normally into Kiss and definitely won't know/care about who is in the band. Ace definitely isn't a liability anymore and it's just one tour. So I guess it's more whether there's any financial benefit or if they want to end with this current lineup being the definitive one.
 

Mosh

The years just pass like trains
Staff member
That is why a reunion with Ace is even in the conversation right now. He’s 10+ years sober and way healthier now than he was in the 90s.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
It will come down to money ... if promoters will pay Kiss some amount more than they would need to pay Ace versus Tommy if Ace is with them ... Ace is in ... if not, he is not in. I suspect the stuff he has been doing with Gene lately and Paul before were semi-trial runs in case it came to that to see if they can deal with him. I assume due to age and health Peter is a no go for either way. Beyond maybe some one off deal, but there seems to be a lot of blood between him and everyone.
 

Daedalus

Trooper
I absolutely loved KISS back in the day.

I mean, c'mon, I was 14 and these guys were dressed like super heroes. You do the math.

It was the perfect storm.

In fact, I loved them so much I actually wore a homemade Ace Frehley costume (Love Gun) and makeup with some other guys and performed Shout It Out Loud in a high school talent show.

We finished 2nd. We got beat out by a girl who sang Bette Midler's 'The Rose'

God, I hated that song. I was soooo happy when it went away. Ditto 'You Light Up My Life'

Oh, By the way, Forostar...did you get permission to list the tracks?

If not, Gene Simmons and all his lawyers are coming after you. :bigsmile:
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Kiss announced the first dates of their farewell tour -> http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/kiss-announces-first-end-of-the-road-world-tour-dates/

"End Of The Road" tour dates:

North America

Jan. 31 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rogers Arena
Feb. 01 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Moda Center
Feb. 02 - Tacoma, WA @Tacoma Dome
Feb. 04 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena

Feb. 07 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Feb. 08 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
Feb. 09 - Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
Feb. 12 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Feb. 13 - Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Feb. 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
Feb. 16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Feb. 19 - Corpus ChrisW, TX @ American Bank Center
Feb. 20 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Feb. 22 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
Feb. 23 - Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
Feb. 26 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake
Feb. 27 - Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar. 01 - Milwaukee, WI @ Fiserv Forum
Mar. 02 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Mar. 04 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Mar. 06 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Mar. 07 - Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
Mar. 09 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Mar. 10 - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad CiWes
Mar. 12 - Louisville, KY @ KFC Yum! Center
Mar. 13 - Detroit, MI @ Lible Caesars Arena
Mar. 16 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Mar. 17 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
Mar. 19 - Montreal, QC, @ Canada Bell Centre
Mar. 20 - Toronto, ON, @ Canada Air Canada Centre
Mar. 22 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Mar. 23 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Mar. 26 - Boston, MA TD @ Garden
Mar. 27 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Mar. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
Mar. 30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
Apr. 02 - Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
Apr. 03 - Obawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Apr. 06 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena
Apr. 07 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
Apr. 09 - Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 11 - Tampa, FL@ Amalie Arena
Apr. 12 - Jacksonville, FL@ Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena
Apr. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ BJCC

Europe

May 27 - Leipziger Messe - Leipzig, Germany
May 29 - Stadthalle - Vienna, Austria
May 31 - Konigsplatz - Munich, Germany
Jun. 02 - Georg Meiches Stadium - Essen, Germany
Jun. 04 - Waldbuhne - Berlin, Germany
Jun. 05 - Expo-Plaza - Hannover, Germany
Jun. 07 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
Jun. 11 - Ice Arena - St. Petersburg, Russia
Jun. 13 - Dinamon Stadium - Moscow, Russia
Jun. 16 - Nsa Stadium - Kiev, Ukraine
Jun. 18 - Tauron Arena - Krakow, Poland
Jun. 25 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun. 27 - Tons Of Rock - Oslo, Norway
Jun. 28 - Trondheim Rocks - Trondheim, Norway
Jul. 02 - Ippodromo Snai San Siro - Milan, Italy
Jul. 04 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland
Jul. 06 - Rennbahn - Iffezheim, Germany
Jul. 09 - Birmingham Arena - Birmingham, England
Jul. 11 - O2 Arena - London, England
Jul. 12 - Manchester Arena - Manchester, England
Jul. 14 - Newcastle Arena - Newcastle, England
Jul. 16 - Sse Hydro - Glasgow, Scotland


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