KISS is an American rock band formed by Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in 1972. They are perhaps most famous for their elaborate outfits and trademark face paint, with individual designs for each current member. After a decade of success and the release of several studio albums, original members Criss and Frehley briefly left the group in 1982, until the group reunited in 1983, this time sans makeup. By the 1990s, nostalgia had caused the group’s popularity to surge once again, and the makeup made a return in 1996. This aspect of the group has caused some controversy; Frehley and Criss each left the group for good in 2002 and 2004, respectively, and their makeup was taken over by their replacements, causing uproar among fans.

Most recently, KISS tried something that no other band had done: to allow their fans to choose when and where they perform. Fans were allowed to “demand” a concert in their hometown via KISS’s Web site, and once votes were tallied the group revealed the destinations for its 2009 “Alive 35” tour, encompassing 40 cities throughout the United States and Canada.

Why the ‘KISS Kulture’ is so effective
KISS, joined by Motley Crue, has announced their raucous summer run, boldly named “The Tour.” Poised to begin igniting audiences on July 20, 2012 in Bristow, Virginia, they are looking to incite mayhem in 40 U.S. venues before their finale in Hartford, Connecticut, on September 23, 2012. The first... Read more
KISS, Aerosmith tickets on sale throughout the weekend
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Aerosmith, as well as tickets for the upcoming tour of the KISS, are on sale throughout the weekend ending June 7 as compiled by TicketNews. This weekend’s onsales start off with tickets to catch legendary rockers Aerosmith live in concert. With Steven Tyler once... Read more
KISS tour heats up summer with ‘Hottest Show on Earth’ concerts
Hard rock heavyweight KISS will reclaim the road for its latest North American tour leg at the end of the summer. The Hottest Show on Earth Tour kicks off July 23 at Frontier Days in Cheyenne, WY. The 28-date itinerary is currently booked through September 24 at Cricket Wireless... Read more
Rangers, Knicks and KISS tickets help MSG stay nation’s number one venue
Resilient Madison Square Garden (MSG) displayed its staying power this week, once again taking the number one spot in TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, October 11. Dominating the rankings for four of the past five weeks, MSG gets a boost to its numbers with the... Read more
KISS, Wilco, Joan Rivers and more: Daily tour recap
Hard rock troupe KISS and the alt-country kings of Wilco have both expanded their North American tour plans. Those dates and more are in the daily tour recap for October 8, as compiled by TicketNews. Country starlet Taylor Swift isn’t letting a little thing like having an acceptance speech... Read more
KISS, Daughtry tickets on sale throughout the weekend
Tickets for upcoming concerts from Daughtry, as well as tickets for an upcoming reunion tour featuring KISS, are on sale throughout the weekend ending September 28 as compiled by TicketNews. Kicking off the weekend onsales are tickets to what looks to be one of the year’s most popular tours.... Read more
New York Rangers, KISS tickets help Madison Square Garden bounce back in rankings
After a week at number two, Madison Square Garden (MSG) once again took over the top spot in TicketNews’s exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, September 13. The Garden’s popular New York Rangers begin preseason play this week, while its New York Knicks start their preseason in... Read more
KISS tickets help to make Madison Square Garden the number one venue
TicketNews has released its exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, August 30, and Madison Square Garden (MSG) made a major move up to the number one position this week. Helping MSG’s numbers this week is a scheduled October performance from KISS, who came in at number two... Read more
Justin Timberlake, KISS tickets on sale throughout the week
Tickets for upcoming concerts from KISS as well as tickets to see Justin Timberlake live on stage are on sale throughout the week ending August 29 as compiled by TicketNews. This week’s onsales begins on Friday with tickets to see Sean Kingston live in concert. The teen star will... Read more
KISS tour announces North American concert dates for ‘Alive 35’
About four months after letting fans decide the course of its upcoming tour, hard rock crew KISS has finalized a 10-week schedule for the North American leg of its Alive 35 Tour. They might not be playing in any cornfields, but the costumed rockers will be catering to their... Read more