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kiss_concertliveKISS has been on the longest “farewell” tour of any band in the industry.  About 10 years ago, KISS told us they were packing it and calling it a day and 10 years later, they’re still at it.  KISS fans, also known lovingly as the KISS ARMY will voice many different opinions regarding KISS and how they’re doing things these days.  First off, there’s the fact that Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are no longer in the band.  They have been replaced by KISS post makeup drummer Eric Singer and former Black N’ Blue guitarist Tommy Thayer and they are also sporting the exact makeup of the people that they are replacing.  I still think that this is pretty corny and I totally think that they should’ve come up with new makeup.  Even back in the day when they brought in Eric Carr to replace Peter Criss, they replaced him with a new “character”.  Why not do that now?  I can bitch and moan about it all I want but the bottom line is this… I FUCKING LOVE KISS!

What I love about KISS is that no matter how big they are, how much money those guys have, they still put the fans on top and they really give us what we want.  The shows are still fun, the band sounds great and tight and the songs are still anthems to me.  Even at 36, I still play drums on the steering wheel when I hear “Deuce” or just about any song.  I love it that they didn’t go away.  In my honest opinion, they didn’t tarnish their legacy, they just extended it into a whole other generation.  See, where Ozzy just couldn’t deliver the same quality that he once did, KISS still manages to deliver a quality live performance and, again, give the fans what they want.

Another thing I have to say about KISS is that fact that they’re keeping their ticket prices affordable on this tour.  Unlike AC/DC and their absurd $89.50, KISS is offering the “cheap seats” at $25.00 and you can’t beat that.  KISS is also touring behind their upcoming album “Sonic Boom” which comes out on October 6th and Gene Simmons has stated that this album is more reminiscent of classic era KISS than anything they have ever done.  I guess we’ll see about that.  Gene, while I love the guy, is pretty delusional and has the tendency to talk out of his ass.  If I remember correctly, he had great things to say about their opus “Psycho Circus” and we all saw just how that one turned out.  Besides, does the world or the fans really need “new” KISS music?  Nah, I honestly am just happy to see them keeping it up on the touring circuit and still give the fans what they want.  We wanted the best… well… we still have them!

Kiss – 2009 Tour Dates
FRI, SEP 25, 2009 DETROIT, MI COBO ARENA SOLD-OUT
SAT, SEP 26, 2009 DETROIT, MI COBO ARENA ON-SALE NOW
MON, SEP 28, 2009 CLEVELAND, OH QUICKEN LOANS ARENA
TUE, SEP 29, 2009 LONDON, ONT JOHN LABATT CENTRE
THU, OCT 1, 2009 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
FRI, OCT 2, 2009 TORONTO, ON AIR CANADA CENTRE
SAT, OCT 3, 2009 UNCASVILLE, CT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
MON, OCT 5, 2009 BOSTON, MA TD GARDEN
FRI, OCT 9, 2009 UNIONDALE, NY NASSAU COLISEUM
SAT, OCT 10, 2009 NEW YORK, NY MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
MON, OCT 12, 2009 PHILADELPHIA, PA WACHOVIA CENTER
TUE, OCT 13, 2009 WASHINGTON, DC VERIZON CENTER
FRI, OCT 16, 2009 HAMPTON, VA HAMPTON COLISEUM
SAT, OCT 17, 2009 GREENVILLE, SC BI-LO CENTER
MON, OCT 19, 2009 PENSACOLA, FL CIVIC CENTER
WED, OCT 21, 2009 TAMPA, FL ST PETE TIMES FORUM
THU, OCT 22, 2009 SUNRISE, FL BANKATLANTIC CENTER
SAT, OCT 24, 2009 BIRMINGHAM, AL BJCC
MON, OCT 26, 2009 ATLANTA, GA PHILLIPS ARENA
WED, OCT 28, 2009 NASHVILLE, TN SOMMET CENTER
THU, OCT 29, 2009 LITTLE ROCK, AR VERIZON ARENA
SAT, OCT 31, 2009 NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW ORLEANS CITY PARK
FRI, NOV 06, 2009 CHICAGO, IL UNITED CENTER
SAT, NOV 07, 2009 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TARGET CENTER
MON, NOV 09, 2009 WINNIPEG, MB MTS CENTRE
TUE, NOV 10, 2009 SASKATOON, SK CREDIT UNION CENTRE
THU, NOV 12, 2009 CALGARY, AB PENGROWTH SADDLEDOME
SAT, NOV 14, 2009 VANCOUVER, BC GM PLACE
SUN, NOV 15, 2009 SEATTLE, WA KEYARENA
TUE, NOV 17, 2009 PORTLAND, OR ROSE GARDEN
FRI, NOV 20, 2009 SACRAMENTO, CA ARCO ARENA
SAT, NOV 21, 2009 OAKLAND, CA OAKLAND ARENA
TUE, NOV 24, 2009 ANAHEIM, CA HONDA CENTER
WED, NOV 25, 2009 LOS ANGELES, CA STAPLES CENTER
FRI, NOV 27, 2009 SAN DIEGO, CA SPORTS ARENA
SAT, NOV 28, 2009 LAS VEGAS, NV TBD
TUE, DEC 01, 2009 GLENDALE, AZ JOBING.COM ARENA
WED, DEC 02, 2009 EL PASO, TX UTEP
FRI, DEC 04, 2009 AUSTIN, TX FRANK ERWIN CENTER +
SAT, DEC 05, 2009 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER @
SUN, DEC 06, 2009 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

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