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.
Although the NBA Finals again claimed yesterday’s top spot on the best-sellers, the music industry also saw a surge in sales with tours by legends like Kiss and Elton John set for later this year, according to Ticket Club sales data. Longtime Kiss fans showed their loyalty to the... Read more
This year’s Kentucky Derby, set to take place at Churchill Downs the first weekend of May, took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. The NBA and NHL Playoffs remain a hot commodity; games like Los Angeles Clippers v. Golden State Warriors and... Read more
This year’s CMA Music Festival, set to feature Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line, took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Artists Ariana Grande, Kiss, Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones and Elton John sold well, along with Wu-Tang... Read more
K-pop’s BTS took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list for the second day in a row ahead of their world stadium tour, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Artists Elton John, Aerosmith, Billy Idol, Jason Aldean & Kane Brown, Mana, KISS, and Shawn Mendes scored spots on the... Read more
While the NFC game between the Los Angeles Rams and Dallas Cowboys stole the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, rock legends KISS clocked in at No. 4, according to sales data from Ticket Club. KISS recently announced their 2019 farewell “End Of The Road” tour, kicking-off later... Read more
Gene Simmons of KISS is being sued for sexual assault by a woman who worked in the kitchen at one of his restaurants. According to documents obtained by The Blast, the woman – identified as Jane Doe – said the assault took place while she was working as a... Read more
The Windy City has lots of stage productions coming its way in the coming months, and as a result, many Chicago events will flood the ticketing market this weekend. Jersey Boys and Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical will invade two Chicago theaters in April, though tickets are available to... Read more
Garth Brooks is bringing his 2019 Stadium Tour to Florida’s Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, marking the first concert held at the Gainesville venue in 25 years. Naturally, Brooks’ anticipated performance there in April will be a major event – and it is also one of the biggest events on... Read more
The legendary rockers of KISS have announced a second round of North American tour dates in 2019 on their “End of the Road” farewell world tour. Late October, the group revealed the first North America leg of the tour, kicking-off in Vancouver, British Columbia on January 31 and wrapping-up... Read more
Vinnie Vincent, former KISS guitarist, had to postpone a pair of shows in Tennessee this December so the promoter has more time to schedule and work out logistics. The acoustic shows were set to take place on December 7 and 8 at Graceland in Memphis. However, the gigs have... Read more