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KISS Announces “End Of The Road” World Tour Exclusively On AGT

It was only a short while ago that I posted about the legendary KISS not only performing on the NBC hit show “American’s Got Talent”, but also that they briefed the world about their “The End Of The Road” World Tour”. That posting can be gleaned HERE if you missed it and since the clip of the song is there along with the discourse between Tyra and Paul Stanley, you’ll want to click that link. Now the Official Press has hit the mailbox and since I never mind more KISS content here on PiercingMetal, have culled this together along with a number of the photos they provided. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced exclusively on NBC’s America’s Got Talent tonight that they are hanging up their 9-inch tall touring boots. The news was delivered in trademark larger-than-life KISS style with a blistering performance of “Detroit Rock City”, proving why the band is known as one of the most iconic live performances that simply can’t be missed. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have toured to nearly every city on the planet and played every venue imaginable. Having played for Kings & Queens, for U.S. veterans, and for millions of devoted KISS Army fans, they will play their final shows as part of the multi-year END OF THE ROAD WORLD TOUR. Dates have yet to be announced but KISSonline.com will have all the updates in the weeks to come.

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KISS Performs On “America’s Got Talent” Finale/Announces “Farewell Tour”

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Just a short time ago this evening, the legendary Hard Rock group KISS, opened up the festivities for the “America’s Got Talent” Season Finale where one lucky performer will win a 1 million dollar prize and receive a headlining show in Las Vegas. The band would perform their hit “Detroit Rock City” and introduce the shows host Tyra Banks. She would in turn bring on the shows hosts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B.

Just post the performance, host Banks approached singer Paul Stanley for a quick interview which I transcribed below as its not a part of the video that was showcased on the AGT YouTube Channel.
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“Happy Independence Day” 2018 Metal Legions

Since today is the Fourth Of July, the Independence Day of these United States, I wanted to have a little fun and share some of the songs that bring some American spirit to the song. Now these aren’t necessarily patriotic numbers of course but have our branding in them somewhere and I hope that you enjoy this little summary. Please know that clicking the album artwork will launch the song on Spotify or on YouTube if I couldn’t find a link there. You’re going to need a Spotify account to enjoy this best and by now you should have one anyway. Here we go.

“We’re An American Band” by Grand Funk Railroad: Recorded in 1973, this perennial by the great Grand Funk Railroad has long been a favorite of Rockers everywhere. Everything about this song is great from its rousing lyrical base to the overall melody and not only does it start with some solid drumming, but its sung by the bands drummer Don Brewer. It’s been covered a number of times but some varied artists over the years but the original remains the very best. I’ll be featuring a few of the covers as well for the sake of comparison but a little later on in the narrative.

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“(You Can Still) Rock In America” by Night Ranger: Fast forwarding ten years in Rock Music history comes my very first go at the band Night Ranger thanks to this single from their “Midnight Madness” album. My friend had MTV (as we didn’t in NYC at the time) and when I saw this track I was an immediate fan and recall going out to buy the LP and the bands first album “Dawn Patrol” as well. At least I think that is how it happened but we are talking so many years ago but I digress. This tune is amazing from beginning to end as well with stellar guitar work and drumming and a lyrical base that finds you singing along right after your first listen. It’s still one of my favorites in the bands catalog and finds me screaming at the top of my lungs when I see them do it in concert.

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KISS Announces Some 2018 European Tour Dates

It seems as though the “Hottest Band In The World” that is KISS have announced three European tour dates which will all take place in Spain. There wasn’t much more to the overall announcement so I’ve just pasted the dates for you down below. Should any additional appearances get revealed I will edit this posting to keep you all in the loop. Check them out.

The Limited Tour Dates:
7/07: Barcelona Rock Fest @ Barcelona, Spain
7/08: Wizink Centre @ Madrid, Spain
7/12: Plaza de Toros @ Cordoba, Spain
7/14: Ressurection Festival @ Vivero, Spain

VIP Tickets and meet and greet packages are also available to purchase from the bands website linked below.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I don’t have much to add about this one since this is for some European dates but I do hope we get an announcement about some US Touring soon. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen KISS in action and its something that I still enjoy very much. Are you in Spain and reading about these few dates? Will you be in attendance? Let us know in the comments section down below.

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com

The KISS Kruise WILL Sail Again In 2018!

With these Rock specialty themed cruises becoming more and more prevalent, I’ll be sharing the latest scoop on them as I am made aware and this little bit of news just recently came in about “The KISS Kruise”. Check it out below the striking logo and I’ll return at the close.

The Press Release:
KISS Announces The KISS KRUISE VIII Live From Stage On The Final Night Of The Sold-Out KISS Kruise VII – KISSWORLD at Sea

Atlanta, GA – America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time and iconic Rock and Roll Hall Of Famers, KISS have once again partnered up with the industry leaders in music festivals at sea, Sixthman to announce the upcoming voyage of The KISS Kruise VIII. The cruise is set to sail on Halloween October 31st 2018 on Norwegian Jade leaving out of Miami, FL.. For more information and to register for the pre-sale visit TheKissKruise.com (linked below).

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent return of the sold-out KISS Kruise VII. The KISS Kruise VII left from New Orleans, LA on Norwegian Pearl visiting Cozumel and Costa Maya, Mexico. Along the way, the KISS Navy was treated to a first-ever KISS storytellers sail away set as well as 2 full-scale KISS masked concerts in the ship’s indoor Stardust Theater. Joining the musical legends on board were Bruce and Bob Kulick, Extreme, Steel Panther, Derek St. Homes, Big Rock Show, BITERS, Led Zepagain, Hard Day’s Night, Sophie Simmons, The Dives, Jake J and the Killjoys, and Ki.

Beyond the music, 2,300 KISS fans were treated to a wide array of activities led by the band, including: “Kruise Kitchen with Paul Stanley,” “Are You Smarter Than A Rock God with Gene Simmons,” “Name That Solo with Tommy Thayer” and “Drum Off with Eric Singer.” KISS Kruisers were also able to get one to one with rock-n-roll history in the exclusive KISSWORLD Konfidential panel that featured Bruce Kulick, Bob Kulick, Big John Harte, Michael James Jackson and Lydia Criss. Throughout the sailing, the ship fully embodied KISSWORLD with historical costume displays, face painting, a full service tattoo parlor, photo opportunities with KISS memorabilia, once-in-a-lifetime chances to mingle with their favorite artists, culminating with each guest receiving a signed commemorative poster and photo with KISS.
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