Monday, June 30, 2008
Kiss have now returned to the United States after their most successful European tour EVER.
The last show was at Graspop Festival in Belgium with more than 50 000 persons in the audience. During the show the power went out due to a failure but this was solved quickly.
Within the next few days I will post some statistics regarding this hugely successful tour.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Today (June 25th) is the release of a new 11 disc Japanese box set. The following CDs are included:
1. PETER CRISS
2. ACE FREHLEY
3. GENE SIMMONS
4. PAUL STANLEY
5. CRAZY NIGHTS
8. LICK IT UP
9. CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
10. MUSIC FROM THE ELDER
The box set is released by Universal Music Japan.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The tour book for the European tour has been made in two different versions. One with the normal logo and one with the German censored logo. Both are available at Kissonline's webshop.
From July 1st until August 8th Vänersborgs Konsthall (Western Sweden) will show "Kiss - The Exhibition". This is a nice exhibition made by the Swedish Kiss collector Alexander Johanssoh. Gold awards, merchandise, stage outfits etc will be displayed.
A vernissage will take place July 1st.
More information can be found at www.kisstheexhibition.com and www.vanersborg.se/konsthall.
Kiss security guy Danny Francis has posted his diary on www.kissonline.com. Interesting reading!
Danny (The Butler) Francis Kiss 2008 Tour Diary
Arrow Festival- Netherlands Sunday June 15
The Hottest Band In The World have just performed a killer two hour and fifteen minute set at the Arrow Classic Festival in front of 55.000 new and old fans who are still singing as the band jump into our getaway vans to the blue lights and screeching sirens of our police escort. WE ARE IN A HURRY!
And so another notch in the “Love Gun” as another massive crowd leaves to spread the thunderous gospel of KISS!
Looking more like the victorious winners of some Star Wars boxing championship, steam surrounds the four band members as they run towards our two waiting vans, wrapped in heavy, dark blue robes with towels around their necks. We’re in “Drop and Go” mode, which means as soon as KISS comes off stage, it’s drop clothes and go before we can’t get out.
Paul, Tommy, and Doc are in the first van. Myself. Gene and Eric are in the second van. Gene has a hot towel pressed against his face, as he starts to remove his war paint while Eric is telling our driver that he needs to get closer to the first van. We are already travelling at 80mph so I try to explain that if we get too close and for some reason the first van has to stop, we could all end up in the front van. Paul wouldn’t like that kind of surprise…
The private airport where the Kiss Jet is waiting closes at midnight and is sixty miles away, so we have forty-five minutes to make the sixty-mile journey, plus our luggage is already on its way to Paris. We have to make the deadline or it’s the Motel 6 for us!
It is now 11.50pm. Luckily the escort knows what they are doing, as the lights of the lone runway comes into view, we wave as our escort pulls to one side and we dive though the gates and follow the yellow flashing light of the airport vehicle that will take us onto the runway and on to the Kiss Jet.
We take off and I look at my watch, 11.59pm. We make it with a minute to spare. Whew!
Two hours later, at 2:10am, we check into the famous Le Maurice Hotel in Paris and the Commanders in Chief of the Kiss Army are off to bed.
3.: 40am and I check my E-Mails before ending my day…Fifteen!
The very first is from my close friend and rock journalist extraordinaire Paul Elliott… “Fantastic Show”, says he. Paul had travelled up from London to the Donnington show with three other music journalists. Between them they had seen over 50 Kiss shows. In Paul’s own words “the show had all that Kiss are famous for, plus a fucking great rocking set! I have never heard Paul (Stanley) sounding or performing better, but the heartbeat of the set come from the drummer. Please give the guys a big pat on the back from us”. Our mighty Cat does it again!
And another day in Kissworld comes to a glorious end.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Some people have asked me about more photos of Ace Frehley's guitars from Sweden Rock Festival. I don't have any more pictures of the actual guitars but here are two shots I took of the guitar cases. For the hardcore fans!
A KISS ARMY Members' Only ticket presale for the Las Vegas KISS show, will begin Thursday at 10AM (Local Venue Time).
Presale start: Thursday June 19 at 10AM (local venue time)
Presale end: Friday June 20 at 3PM (local venue time)
While supplies last, KISS ARMY Members will have access to MEMBERS' Only tickets for the following KISS Concert date:
KISS at The Pearl Concert Theater
Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas, NV
Friday, August 29, 2008 at 8:00 p.m
To participate in this presale, visit KISSontour.com, log in as a KISS Army member, and click the BUY NOW link on the tour grid for that concert.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Ace seems to have some problems in remembering the lyrics to Shout It Out Loud. Watch this photo I took during Sweden Rock Festival two weeks ago. Below Ace's set list he has got the lyrics to the first verse of Shout It Out Loud. I thought everyone knew those words! :-)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The setlist looks like this:
Got To Choose
Hotter Than Hell
Nothin' To Lose
C'Mon And Love Me
Let Me Go Rock 'N' Roll
Rock And Roll All Nite
Shout It Out Loud
Lick It Up
I Love It Loud
I Was Made For Lovin' You
Detroit Rock City
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
ARE YOU DEMON, STAR CHILD, CAT OR SPACEMAN?09.06.2008
Join us for our World Record attempt for the Most People Made Up As KISS - taking place at Download on Friday! - Only you can help make it happen...We have joined forces with FACE, the official body of face-painters who are providing at least of 20 professional face-painters in order to achieve our goal! - We hope to be able to set a record for over 400 faces painted within 3 hours. Face painting by our accredited painters is FREE, please don't do your own make up - remember - in order to break the record, we can only accept faces painted by FACE members. Expert face paint makers, Mehron, are very kindly sponsoring the attempt by providing all the necessary paint...The attempt will take place on Friday 13 June with face painting starting at 13:00 and finishing at 16:00. - The face painters stations will be based in and on the edge of ‘Kidney Wood' which is the kidney shaped green area close to the day ticket entrance in the Main Arena.The stations will be split into four sections concentrating on each of the faces – The Demon, Star Child, The Cat and The Spaceman.Once you've had your face painted, you'll given details of where to congregate to be part of our mass KISS award-winning photograph!
Monday, June 9, 2008
A KISS clone reality show? First of all, contrary to what was said by anyone, there is no signed deal. Secondly, if we were to do a "KISS II", and I don't rule that out, it would be in addition to, and never in place of KISS. If we were to do it, I know it would be done in a ground breaking way and would be tremendously entertaining. KISS has always defined itself by the rules we break, so what's the big surprise? We are in the middle of our biggest and most successful tour of Europe ever, playing to over a half million people, and neither KISS or I have any plans to stop afterwards!
During the next couple of days I will post some really cool exclusive photos that I took backstage. Be prepared for close-ups of Ace's guitars etc.
Ace played the following songs during the show:
RIP IT OUT
SNOW BLIND (incl I Want You)
INTO THE VOID
SHOUT IT OUT LOUD
NEW YORK GROOVE
When Ace introduced Breakout he dedicated the song to Eric Carr. To me the highlights of the show were Rocket Ride and New York Groove. Absolutely amazing!
Come back to kissonfire.blogspot.com during the next couple of days and I will guarantee you some really cool photos you never seen before.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
It has previously been mentioned that Kiss have re-recorded some songs since the band then would have the copyright themselves without any record labels involved.
The Swedish newspaper Expressen has posted the following video report from Eric's and Tommy's signing session at a Stockholm guitar store:
Kissonline will do a package deal on the KISS wines.
Order now and receive a bottle of KISS Cabernet Sauvignon and a bottle of KISS Chardonnay for only $39 for both from the paper label collection. This is a $21 savings from our current price.
More details can be found here: