And now for something completely different. As I recently reported….KISS Singer Paul Stanley “The Starchild” has been ill with the flu and is recovering but this found the band cancelling their Australian Tour (discussed HERE). Resultant of this, the chance to experience a very different kind of KISS concert has surfaced…..read on.
The Details: Welcome to “Shark Rock City,” where KISS will perform a live set off the southern coast of Australia to entice sharks, who love the low-frequency sounds of rock and roll. This once-in-a-lifetime ocean concert takes place on November 18, 2019, in Port Lincoln, where you’ll board a boat at 6:30 AM and cruise along the coastline looking for birds, dolphins, and other wildlife. For the main event, you’ll head out to the deep waters of the Indian Ocean—one of the biggest feeding grounds for great whites.
During the recent KISS Kruize, “The Hottest Band In The World” KISS announced the date of their final show ever to the fans who were on the high seas with them. Since no additional information or a press release was available at the time, I waited until now for more scoop to share with the masses and here we go. The End Is Night…..in a little under two years. Read on.
The Press Release:
Rock n roll legends KISS have announced today the last legs of their final tour, the END OF THE ROAD TOUR. The initial tour announcement was met with huge fan demand for added shows, but the END OF ROAD TOUR will officially come to a close on July 21, 2021 at a NY location yet to be named. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will continue to wow audiences in 2020 with additional concert dates listed below. KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.
KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available Tuesday, November 19 at 10am local time through 10pm local time at kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday, November 20 at 10am local time until Thursday, November 21 at 10pm local time. Visit www.kissonline.com for more information. Tickets to the general public will go on sale starting Friday, November 22 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com.
Over the last few days we’ve had a whole lot of tours announced such as Ozzy Osbourne, Alter Bridge, Dance Gavin Dance, UFO, Tool and the Black Crowes. Instead of linking you to each of them directly, I’m going to recommend that you just open up the full Tours and Festivals Category since it will keep you reading for quite a bit of time. Sadly, among the announcements come the occasional cancellation and this was found with the legendary KISS who had to cancel their Australian tour due to Paul Stanley’s illness. Read on down below for the Official Statement and the affected shows.
The Press Release:
Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that the KISS Australian tour, due to commence next Tuesday, has been cancelled due to illness. KISS and both promoters are absolutely gutted by the news and sincerely apologize to fans. Earlier this week it was announced that U.S doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour’s first show in Perth to the end of the run and the cancellation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days rest would allow Stanley the chance for a complete recovery so the tour could proceed as planned. However unfortunately this has not occurred. Stanley has an additional infection in his throat requiring complete vocal rest and medication for at least two weeks and possibly longer.
Artist: KISS Title: “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” Label: Universal Music Release Date: 1/26/2019 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4/5
Lo and behold my friends, there is yet another “Greatest Hits” compilation for the legendary masked men of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal – The Hottest Band In The World KISS!!!! This one is entitled “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” and it hit the streets in late January and I’ve finally got a copy of this in my hands. As a lifer in terms of KISS releases, I will be most likely purchasing another 50 hits packages if they come out and my main interest in this one was to see what sort of booklet might be included in the packaging. I’ll return to that topic later on but first let’s take a quick glance at the “20” tracks included on the release. From top to bottom there doesn’t seem to be a single track of “filler” and instead are all go to songs in the now massive KISS catalog. I found it interesting that the release began with “Crazy Crazy Nights” because when that song first hit I was aghast but now so many years later have found it to be enjoyable Rock and Roll.
There aren’t any omissions in terms of the necessary staples as “Love Gun”, “Detroit Rock City”, “Shout It Out Loud” and of course the seminal “Rock and Roll All Nite” are included. The latter one being the original studio track as opposed to the one that we often find on such a release that hails from the essential “Alive” album. There are NO live tracks on this compilation. The post-makeup years are well represented with the most notable tracks from the era such as “Tears Are Falling”, “Lick It Up” and “Heaven’s On Fire” in addition to the album opening “Crazy Crazy Nights”. I think I would have liked to see “Who Wants To Be Lonely” here but it is not. Continue reading “KISSWORLD – The Best Of KISS” by KISS→
Last night, 200 lucky subscribers to SiriusXM Satellite Radio were treated to an exclusive performance by The Hottest Band In The World, KISS who would perform at the Whisky A Go Go club. Some details and images provided by the folks at SiriusXM are below for your perusal.
The Press Release:
KISS performed for the first time on the Sunset Strip last night at an exclusive concert for SiriusXM. Ahead of their performance KISS crossed the Sunset Strip in full costume – it was pretty epic.