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.
Kiss saw several performances postponed or cancelled after Paul Stanley and then Gene Simmons tested positive for COVID in the past two weeks. Stanley’s positive test forced the postponement of a show scheduled for late August at Pavilion at Lake Star in Burgettestown, PA. Now with Simmons impacted, the... Read more
Live Nation is celebrating the return of full scale live entertainment this summer, and is offering tickets at a steep discount to help get fans back to seeing their favorite artists. The entertainment giant announced a Return to Live promotion that will see $20 all-in tickets available for nearly... Read more
While the iconic rockers of Kiss will carry on with their “End of the Road” tour, meet-and-greets have been cancelled. The band’s manager announced in a statement to Blabbermouth that the meet-and-greet have been cut due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Shows are still slated to... Read more
Post Malone and Harry Styles are among the chart-topping artists releasing tickets on Friday. Post Malone just announced the second leg of his Runaway tour. The rapper/singer will start in the midwest with shows in Omaha and Kansas City, then move to the east coast and wrap up on... Read more
The Piano Man proves he’s still got it as Billy Joel took the No. 1 spot on Wednesday’s best-sellers, according to Ticket Club sales data. The singer’s Orchard Park show took the top spot, as part of his stadium tour next year. Garth Brooks’ Detroit show took the No.... Read more
MLB spring training tickets and Barry Manilow’s Las Vegas residency are among tickets going on sale Wednesday. The Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres spring training sessions in Peoria will go on general sale, giving baseball fans a chance to see their first glimpse of the teams heading into... Read more
Legendary rockers are preparing to hang up their (sparkly) boots, as farewell shows from Elton John and KISS go on presale Tuesday. Both artists helped define 70’s rock and pop with catchy songs, flashy performances and their larger-than-life personalities. 21 shows on John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will... Read more
The iconic rockers behind KISS have revealed their final concert on their farewell tour in 2021 – bringing an end to their touring era. The End of the Road Tour kicked-off this past January in Vancouver. Since then, the band has been performing across the world, but now they’ve... Read more
The classic rockers of KISS are extending their audience to underwater sharks. This month, a one-time-only concert event will take place at Australia’s Port Lincoln. The show, dubbed “Shark Rock City,” will see the band perform on a boat at 6:30 a.m. while cruising along the coastline for birds,... Read more
The legendary rockers of KISS had to postpone their Salt Lake City show over the weekend as lead vocalist Gene Simmons undergoes surgery. Simmons took to social media on Friday to share the news of Saturday’s gig. “Apologies to the fans in Salt Lake City,” Simmons said in a... Read more