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.
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
As legendary hard rock band KISS continues to track fan “demand” for its fall tour itinerary, the group has announced rock act Buckcherry as the trek’s main supporting act. The group will open for KISS every night of the North American tour. As TicketNews reported in April, KISS is... Read more
American rock troupe KISS is giving fans the power to plot the band’s next tour path in the United States and Canada. Following a video announcement scheduled for 3 p.m. (ET) today, April 6, fans will be able to “demand” a KISS performance in their hometown via the band’s... Read more
Today’s recap includes tour announcements, venue updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on February 13, 2009. The seasonal Jagermeister Music Tour has announced headliners for its spring 2009 outing: punk rockers Pennywise and reggae crew Pepper. A total of 25 dates have been confirmed for the tour, which... Read more
The daily recap includes concert and tour announcements, venue and promoter updates, and more as compiled by TicketNews on February 5, 2009. The manager for rising star Jennifer Hudson told press that the acclaimed singer-actress will tour national theaters this spring. The six-week jaunt has yet to be confirmed,... Read more
During his keynote address at the fifth annual Billboard Touring Conference in New York City on November 20, music mogul Gene Simmons cracked outrageously raunchy jokes and talked about the nitty-gritty of the touring industry. But he also addressed an issue that was on many minds: Will KISS tour... Read more