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.

Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley Will Reunite for Harvey Benefit Show
The Children Matter, a collaborative initiative between Gene Simmons and nonprofit organization MATTER, will hold a benefit concert to raise funds for children and families affected by Hurricane Harvey on September 20 at CHS Field Stadium in Saint Paul, Minnesota. It will be the first time Gene Simmons and... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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