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 fans with more than 40 arena shows this fall.
The 40-city venture launches with KISS’s only confirmed multiple-night venture on September 25-26 at Cobo Arena in Detroit, MI. The remainder of the 2009 tour leg stretches through December 6 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, though additional dates are also promised for 2010.
Highlights on the late 2009 itinerary include stops on October 5 at TD Garden in Boston, MA; October 10 at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY; October 28 at Sommet Center in Nashville, TN; November 15 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA; and November 25 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. A venue has not been announced yet for the band’s November 28 booking in Las Vegas, NV.
In addition to those national dates, the rock and merchandising titans will also hit seven markets in Canada. Some of those events include an October 2 performance at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, and a November 14 concert at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC.
The first public onsales start on August 29 for shows from September through mid-October, according to KISS’s official Web site. Remaining onsale dates will be announced in coming weeks.
In early April, KISS announced that it would allow fans to pick the band’s North American destinations for the fall tour leg. The band tracked “demands” to play in specific cities through the Web site Eventful.com, and promised to play wherever that demand was greatest — “from stadiums to cornfields.”
The Alive 35 Tour is a continuation of KISS’s worldwide 35th anniversary celebration. The tour will feature a mix of classic KISS songs, as well as tracks off the band’s forthcoming album, “Sonic Boom,” scheduled for release on October 6. The record marks KISS’s first studio effort since 1998’s “Psycho Circus.”
As announced earlier this summer, Buckcherry will provide support throughout the late 2009 Alive 35 run.
(Dates are subject to change.)
|September 25 – 26||Detroit, MI||Cobo Arena|
|September 28||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|
|September 29||London, ON||The John Labatt Centre|
|October 1||Montreal, QC||Bell Centre|
|October 2||Toronto, ON||Air Canada Centre|
|October 3||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|October 5||Boston, MA||TD Garden|
|October 9||Uniondale, NY||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|October 10||New York, NY||Madison Square Garden Arena|
|October 12||Philadelphia, PA||The Wachovia Center|
|October 13||Washington, DC||Verizon Center|
|October 16||Hampton, VA||Hampton Coliseum|
|October 17||Greenville, SC||Bi-Lo Center|
|October 19||Pensacola, FL||Pensacola Civic Center|
|October 21||Tampa, FL||St. Pete Times Forum|
|October 22||Sunrise, FL||BankAtlantic Center|
|October 24||Birmingham, AL||BJCC Arena|
|October 26||Atlanta, GA||Philips Arena|
|October 28||Nashville, TN||Sommet Center|
|October 29||North Little Rock, AR||Verizon Arena|
|October 31||New Orleans, LA||Voodoo Experience|
|November 6||Chicago, IL||United Center|
|November 7||Minneapolis, MN||Target Center|
|November 9||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Centre|
|November 10||Saskatoon, SK||Credit Union Centre|
|November 12||Calgary, AB||Pengrowth Saddledome|
|November 14||Vancouver, BC||General Motors Place|
|November 15||Seattle, WA||KeyArena At Seattle Center|
|November 17||Portland, OR||Rose Garden Arena|
|November 20||Sacramento, CA||ARCO Arena|
|November 21||Oakland, CA||Oracle Arena|
|November 24||Anaheim, CA||Honda Center|
|November 25||Los Angeles, CA||Staples Center|
|November 27||San Diego, CA||San Diego Sports Arena|
|November 28||Las Vegas, NV||TBA|
|December 1||Glendale, AZ||Jobing.com Arena|
|December 2||El Paso, TX||University Of Texas|
|December 4||Austin, TX||Frank Erwin Center|
|December 5||Houston, TX||Toyota Center|
|December 6||Dallas, TX||American Airlines Center|