Throughout their 37-year career, KISS (www.KISSonline.com) has sold 80 million albums, played in front of millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. Now, rock’s most iconic band is unleashing another assault on North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” as well as hits that they haven’t played in the US in many years.
The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tickets for shows produced by Live Nation go on sale to the general public in select markets beginning June 4 at LiveNation.com. Citi® cardmembers can access presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. KISS is also giving back to the United States Armed Forces by donating one dollar from each ticket sold to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dr Pepper is a proud sponsor of the KISS tour and will be offering exciting contests and prizes in tour markets. Watch and listen for the Dr Pepper Cherry and KISS TV and radio spots that will be back on the air in late June.
KISS has given some of today’s now-legendary bands their first shot by opening for the band at sold out arenas and stadiums around the world — AC/DC, BON JOVI, RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and many others. Now, the legendary rockers are partnering with Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, for Guitar Center On-Stage, an unsigned band competition that will provide emerging artists the chance to open for KISS at 22 of the band’s tour stops. In addition, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree among other prizes. For more information, visit www.GCOnstage.com. Registration begins on June 1.
For the first time, KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via Ustream on June 1 to give fans an opportunity to speak directly with the band about the tour. Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KISS.
There is no other band in the vast history of rock music that has mesmerized generations of music fans in the same way as this revolutionary and iconoclastic quartet that continues to acquire generations of new fans year after year.
For complete ticket and tour information visit www.KISSonline.com and www.LiveNation.com.
THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH SUMMER TOUR DATES
Fri Jul 23 Cheyenne, WY Cheyenne Frontier Days *
Sat Jul 24 Minot, ND North Dakota State Fair *
Thu Jul 29 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Fri Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat Jul 31 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
Fri Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat Aug 07 Boston, MA Comcast Center
Mon Aug 09 Indianapolis, IN Indiana State Fairgrounds *
Darien Lake Performing Arts
Fri Aug 13 Buffalo, NY Center
Sat Aug 14 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Sun Aug 15 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
Thu Aug 19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Fri Aug 20 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
Sat Aug 21 Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
Fri Aug 27 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
Sat Aug 28 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Time Warner Cable Music
Sun Aug 29 Raleigh, NC Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Thu Sep 02 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre
First Midwest Bank
Fri Sep 03 Chicago, IL Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 04 St. Paul, MN Minnesota State Fair *
Fri Sep 10 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat Sep 11 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun Sep 12 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Fri Sep 17 Houston, TX Pavilion
Sat Sep 18 Dallas, TX Pizza Hut Park *
Sun Sep 19 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Wed Sep 22 Sandy, UT Rio Tinto Stadium *
Fri Sep 24 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
* These shows are not produced by Live Nation
KISS, the legendary American rock band formed in New York City in 1972, is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Their career milestones are staggering. KISS is one of America’s top gold-record champions which recorded 37 albums over 36 years and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most recently, the 2009 finale of American Idol that boasted 30 million viewers.
The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. In 2009, KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sonic Boom, KISS’ first album in 11 years and produced by Paul Stanley, is available exclusively at Wal-Mart, Walmart.com and Sam’s Club. For additional information on KISS, visit www.KISSonline.com.