Artist: KISS Title: “KISS Rocks Vegas” [Blu-ray/CD] Label: Eagle Vision Release Date: 8/26/2016 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4.5/5
The opening copy of the press release that arrived with this concert video and audio piece asked “Is there ANY live experience like KISS on stage” and to that inquiry I can only say “no, there is nothing else like this” and now I can get into the examination of the upcoming “KISS Rocks Vegas” release that will hit the shelves in about a week. I’ve had the discs for a few days already and watched them a couple of times but also was fortunate enough to see this presented on the big screen at the AMC Empire 25 back in May. Readers who are interested in my topical thoughts on that experience can click on THIS LINK to see what I had to say. Knowing what was to be found on the Blu-ray release makes these words easy and I will try to not be too repetitive.
“KISS Rocks Vegas” comes from the band’s first ever historic residency at “The Joint” in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In my humble opinion, there is probably no better band to see in this kind of setting and since the space would not be arena size it would be interesting to see what kind of show KISS would give their fans. Starting off with the classic opener “Detroit Rock City” the band shows that they still have what it takes to bring you the most exciting show possible. The stage is a dizzying array of screens that bring you right up closer than you would be in the first row and if you have a decent sized television in your home then you are in for a treat. As I said in the film review the tune selections were awesome for me since some long missed tunes were back in the bands set such as “Creatures Of The Night”, “War Machine” and “Tears Are Falling”. I do miss “Firehouse” for the flame splitting by Gene Simmons but I guess I can deal with some change at this point. Continue reading “KISS Rocks Vegas” by KISS [Blu-ray/CD]→
Artist: KISS Title: “KISS Rocks Vegas” Theatrical Screening Label: Fathom Events/Eagle Vision Date: 5/25/2016 Genre: Hard Rock Rating: 4.5/5
Back in 2014, the legendary KISS hosted a nine date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at their event space known as “The Joint”. It was a great idea because so many other bands were doing these kind of multi-show events in the recent years but let’s face it, there is only one KISS and that made this residency something a whole lot bigger in terms of the entertainment value that the fans who attended were going to get. Now this kind of history making event is awesome for sure but also is not something that everyone can easily get to and afford since it requires much more than your ticket price. Out of town fans need to contend with travel and lodging costs along with food and drink and remember this is Vegas which is a pricy place to raise that Rock and Roll hell. Fortunately, the Hottest Band In The World decided to capture the residency on video for a special big screen showing, a PPV event and an eventual home video release on DVD and Blu-ray. Thanks to the folks at Fathom Events, NYC was going to get a chance to enjoy the film for the price of a movie ticket and would be showing this at the AMC Empire 25 in Times Square. Our theatre was way up on the fifth floor of the place so it came with a bonus escalator ride with some precarious heights as well. Continue reading Checking Out “KISS Rocks Vegas” @ AMC Empire 25→
For one night only, selected theaters will showcase KISS’ historic Las Vegas residency in a film called “KISS Rocks Vegas”. If you’re a fan of the Hottest Band In The World then you’ll want to be there with the rest of the KISS Army.
The Details: KISS is one of my very favorite bands here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ and if this is news to you then you have not been paying the proper attention to the writings. Last year, KISS did a first-ever residency in Las Vegas and highlights from these epic performances have been culled together for a film entitled “KISS Rocks Vegas”. The historic residency will be shown on the big screens at select locations for one-night only thanks to the folks at Fathom Events and even better to announce is that they want a whole bunch of PiercingMetal readers at the screening as well. Read more below on how to participate.
When and Where: Wednesday, May 25th 7:00pm at AMC Empire 25 Theatre (234 West 42nd Street NYC)
To Participate: KISS has remained one of the most exciting live shows for over forty years now and over the course of my own live concert adventures I think I have seen them about 25 times. Based on some of the diehards that I know, this is not even close to their concert attendances. This contest is the first ever movie ticket giveaway on PiercingMetal and I want it to be a special one. With this in mind please just give me three things about the band KISS that you love the most. It can span your favorite albums, songs, meet and greets or past concert experiences. Make this good reading because the stuff remains on the website and can likely inspire new fans as well to check them out and encourage even more giveaways of this nature. Now since there are likely newbies in the mix that want to be a part of the fun, those people can get me three solid reasons why they must be at the show. I will stress that if you are going to moan and groan about the band in today’s dynamic or want to chastise any of the members you should not even enter this giveaway because I will NOT be approving those comments. Sorry this one is all about having a good time in an awesome theater. I’ll be responding to the comments that I like most right below their answer. Please be aware that this is for a “single ticket only” and no plus one requests will be honored. Sorry. Continue reading Win A Ticket To See “KISS Rocks Vegas” @ AMC Empire 25 On 5/25/2016→
As big fans of all things KISS here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ, I thought it was pretty cool to learn the news that a look inside the KISS Las Vegas Residency will be coming to theaters around the country for one night only. I’m guessing that its straight to DVD and Blu-ray after that. Check out the photo and press copy from the website and then I will return with some thoughts.
In November 2014 a helicopter landed at the infamous Hard Rock Hotel as KISS invaded Las Vegas for an historic nine-show run. Now, for one night only on 25 May, fans will be able to experience this spectacular night for themselves as ‘KISS Rocks Vegas’ hits cinemas across the globe. From this blistering live show, fans can expect sky high flames, ear-bursting volume and a few drops of blood! Includes exclusive footage you will only see in the cinema. Don’t miss this unique screening! Join with fans around the world, sing along to favourites like ‘Rock & Roll All Night’, get up and dance in your cinema! Feel like you are in Vegas! Continue reading KISS Rocks Vegas, screening May 25th for ONE night only!→