It was only a matter of time before the revelation of a Las Vegas residency for a band like KISS came to be and I am happy to report that one will be taking place this coming November at a space known as The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel. The KISS residency might be following the successful jaunts of this kind by bands such as Motley Crue, Guns N Roses and Def Leppard but now the big guns are taking control and going to give us what we have been waiting for. You can check out the Official Press Copy that I received just moments ago after the super cool poster.
Press Release: LAS VEGAS, NV (July 14, 2014) — Rock ‘n’ roll legends KISS celebrate 40 years as music icons with their first-ever residency, KISS Rocks Vegas, at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas starting Wednesday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Show time is 8 p.m. Beginning Monday, July 14 at 10am, KISS Concert Club members will have exclusive access to a presale. Click here to join now and be a part of this intimate and epic event. PLEASE NOTE: Once you have purchased your KISS Concert Club, log in to kissonline.com and visit the tour page to get your unique presale code. Each code has a four ticket limit.
“What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” said Gene Simmons, founding member of KISS. Four decades after beginning its exemplary journey as one of the leading rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world, KISS continues to make waves with one of the loudest, most over-the-top, non-stop parties at The Joint. Designed exclusively for The Joint in partnership with AEG Live, the chart-topping band will unleash its signature elaborate set designs, jam-packed set list, intense pyrotechnics and much more for nine of the biggest shows in KISS performance history
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23
** the show time for all of these events will be 8pm so that means you can hit the strip right after or get a good night’s rest before seeing the band again during this exclusive set of appearances.
My Thoughts: Personally speaking I have not been to Vegas in a very long time but it sure does seem like a “field trip” is in order for such a historic bunch of appearances. KISS is the main band in my own musical world and even though some members have changed over the years from the time honored originals, it is an experience that brings me back to younger and less stress induced days. A bombastic Rock show that leaves me screaming for more and wanting to go back again and again. Historically speaking I think that I have seen KISS about twenty five times in my life and while some of my friends surpass this on me, it’s still a commendable number. What about you readers? Will you be hitting one or more of these residency dates? Will you be wearing the face paint? Perhaps I will see you there.
Official Website: www.kissonline.com