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.
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
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