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    KISS Announces First-Ever Fan-Routed Tour - Apr. 6, 2009

    KISS is celebrating 35 years of rockin' the world like no other band has ever done before. The legendary band, currently touring soccer stadiums of South America, announced from Brazil today that their upcoming U.S. and Canadian tour will be the world's first to put fans in charge of where their favorite artist plays. By partnering with Eventful, the leading social media company for events, fans will "Demand" where KISS will perform on their latest trek across the top-voted North American markets beginning this September. No matter where the fans say — from stadiums to cornfields — if there are enough votes, KISS will be there! And in order to keep the competition fair for smaller cities, final site selection will weigh population size versus total votes.

    Today at the zero hour of exactly 3:00 p.m. EDT, an official video announcement by the band's Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, Tommy Thayer and Gene Simmons (see video at KISSonline.com) kicks off this first-ever promotion. Immediately following the video's debut run, fans across the U.S. and Canada can cast their votes at www.eventful.com/KISS to have their town included on the KISS 2009 North American tour. Fans will be able to vote, and check the tally of what cities are in the lead, 24/7 across the Web at the previous sites; as well as on KISS' MySpace and Facebook, Ticketmaster's KISS page, VH1Classic.com, and many more.

    Even after garnering more than 30 gold and platinum records and in excess of 90 million albums sold worldwide, KISS continues to prove the band makes the fans their #1 priority.

    "KISS has never followed the rules — we have always broken them. KISS has never listened to critics-we have always listened only to the fans," said Gene Simmons. "It's time to give back to the fans with bigger shows and longer set lists. And for the first time anywhere, we want our fans to tell us where they want us, and when."

    Said Paul Stanley, "No band has ever given their fans the power to decide what cities they play, and no fans deserve it more than ours. We're leaving the next U.S. and Canadian tour up to the Army. When they stand up, they will be counted!"

    Just for voting for their town, all KISS fans will have the opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets prior to the general on-sale. In addition to joining in on the major campaigns launched by rock radio in each city, fans are also incentivized to create their own viral videos online, motivating their fellow residents to participate in casting votes for a KISS show in their city. City-specific "best-of" compilation reels of these videos will be shown on jumbo screens at venues before each concert.

    On this upcoming tour, fans will be treated to a set of some of rock's greatest hits, including "Rock and Roll All Nite", "I Was Made for Lovin' You", "Detroit Rock City", "God Gave Rock & Roll to You" and "Shout It Out Loud", among many others. The band is currently recording its first new studio album in 11 years (produced by Paul Stanley).
    If you guys don't care about KISS coming to your city, do you mind going to http://eventful.com/KISS anyway and voting for Dallas (zip code 75201)? I really want to see them this summer. Thanks!

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    Cue Salah going nuts

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    Yeah, I need to hear "Calling Dr. Love" this summer, live.
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    I am going to go home and drink some cold gin to celebrate this news.

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    I saw them years ago (without their makeup) in Lubbock, TX.

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    How many fans are still alive?
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    I might go
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    Is one of Kiss's greatest songs of all time really an Argent cover? I mean why mention that and not "God of Thunder", "Black Diamond", "Strutter" or even "Lick it Up", for crying out loud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    How many fans are still alive?
    Billions. The KISS Army is strong.

    In all seriousness, I love KISS - mainly b/c my older brother was such a big fan. I saw them maybe 7 years ago (with makeup - it was the first post-reunion tour without Ace). It was such a fun show though, and now my brother and I live in the same city again and this would be our first (and maybe last?) real chance to see them together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecEiffel View Post
    Is one of Kiss's greatest songs of all time really an Argent cover? I mean why mention that and not "God of Thunder", "Black Diamond", "Strutter" or even "Lick it Up", for crying out loud.
    It didn't say it was one of KISS's greatest hits, but one of "rock's greatest hits."

    Yeah, I thought that was a funny reference too. I think they covered ("remade") that song for Bill & Ted 2.

    Speaking of KISS covers (well, the opposite), I love the Replacements' cover of Black Diamond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFuJay View Post
    It didn't say it was one of KISS's greatest hits, but one of "rock's greatest hits."

    Yeah, I thought that was a funny reference too. I think they covered ("remade") that song for Bill & Ted 2.

    Speaking of KISS covers (well, the opposite), I love the Replacements' cover of Black Diamond.
    You're right, and I guess "God Gave Rock n Roll To You" IS one of rock's greatest hits.

    Also, yeah the Replacements cover of "Black Diamond" is really awesome.

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    Mazxy star was nice and dreamy robightm crowd wouldn't follow no photo request. First time in the green room. Mmm free beer and wine.glad I got to see them Cruz I missed Coachella 3012

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    I just saw that movie yesterday.

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    I picked up Alive!, Destroyer, and Rock and Roll Over last August.

    I remember seeing them perform on a Vincent Price Halloween TV special on channel 7.

    KISS also reminds me of this guy that I went to the 6th grade school with. He bought every album, the individual albums by each member, the posters, everything. He painted his face like Peter Kriss for Halloween one year.

    I remember him clearly. He was lighted skinned with long feathered hair and the start of a mustache. He only seemed to smile when taking about horrible things. Ripping a tail off a cat would make him glow. He was a world in his own.

    He was close with one of my good friends. My good friend, let's call him Albi was like Seinfeld and the KISS guy would always hang around with him like George.

    Many years later, I went with a friend to a funeral. Coincidentally, it landed being Albi's funeral. He bought a motorcycle and ran into the trunk of a car on his way home from the dealer.

    Anyways, after the service, Albi was loaded into the Hearst. The procession drove over a set of railroad tracks and who was there by himself watching the whole procession? Yeah, it was the KISS guy. He still had that serious look on his face.

    I bet he’ll be at one of these concerts.
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    i am voting for Miami so Salah can see KISS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbastard View Post
    I picked up Alive!, Destroyer, and Rock and Roll Over last August.

    I remember seeing them perform on a Vincent Price Halloween TV special on channel 7.

    KISS also reminds me of this guy that I went to the 6th grade school with. He bought every album, the individual albums by each member, the posters, everything. He painted his face like Peter Kriss for Halloween one year.

    I remember him clearly. He was lighted skinned with long feathered hair and the start of a mustache. He only seemed to smile when taking about horrible things. Ripping a tail off a cat would make him glow. He was a world in his own.

    He was close with one of my good friends. My good friend, let's call him Albi was like Seinfeld and the KISS guy would always hang around with him like George.

    Many years later, I went with a friend to a funeral. Coincidentally, it landed being Albi's funeral. He bought a motorcycle and ran into the trunk of a car on his way home from the dealer.

    Anyways, after the service, Albi was loaded into the Hearst. The procession drove over a set of railroad tracks and who was there by himself watching the whole procession? Yeah, it was the KISS guy. He still had that serious look on his face.

    I bet he’ll be at one of these concerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlecEiffel View Post
    You're right, and I guess "God Gave Rock n Roll To You" IS one of rock's greatest hits.
    Geez, just flashed back to listening to Petra during my very brief Christian Rock kick in the 80s.
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    I really hope that there's a huge viral voting campaign to force them to play a small market that can't handle them, nor one that cares all that much.
    *based upon tedious fact checking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorkfish View Post
    I really hope that there's a huge viral voting campaign to force them to play a small market that can't handle them, nor one that cares all that much.
    Enter Steve Colbert!

    I thought about that too, but they have this disclaimer which should take care of that:

    The most demanded cities in the United States and Canada win the opportunity to host a performance by KISS, herein referred to as Artist, subject to the winning city's ability (i) to provide and pay for Artist's requirements including, without limitation, payment of performance fee based on Artist market value, which value must be negotiated with local promoter and Artist agent, (ii) Artist's production requirements, as provided in Artist's rider, to be issued to the local promoter under separate cover as part of Artist's performance agreement. In the event that any particular top winning city does not have a venue deemed suitable by the Artist, Artist management, or Artist agent, an alternate city within close proximity to such winning city with an acceptable venue will be selected to host the performance.

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    It's a cool idea, we'll see how it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sydaud View Post
    Yeah, I need to hear "Calling Dr. Love" this summer, live.
    YES!!

    One of the best songs

    EVER


    Quote Originally Posted by Blinken View Post
    i am voting for Miami so Salah can see KISS.
    Thanks buddy!!!!

    Does it matter how many times I vote?? This would really make my year POP out
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbessiso View Post
    [B]YES!!


    Thanks buddy!!!!

    Does it matter how many times I vote?? This would really make my year POP out
    No problem. They might log IPs and Email addresses. So just use different computers/internet connections and e-maill addresses. I am gonna use another one from my home computer tonight.

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    OK, awesome. It says Miami is in the top 20, so hopefully we can keep this steam.

    They need to do another thing where they make tickets more affordable
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    I saw them with my dad, and it was my first real concert. They put on a great show, it was a lot of fun

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    I just voted again on my home PC, and I got good news for you . . . . Miami is in the top 10 now.

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    Kiss tour dates:
    9/25, Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena)
    9/26, Detroit, MI (Cobo Arena)
    9/28, Cleveland, OH (Quicken Loans Arena)
    9/29, London, Ontario (John Labatt Centre)
    10/1, Montreal, Quebec (Bell Centre)
    10/2, Toronto, Ontario (Air Canada Centre)
    10/3, Uncasville, CT (Mohegan Sun Arena)
    10/5, Boston, MA (TD Garden)
    10/9, Uniondale, NY (Nassau Coliseum)
    10/10, New York, NY (Madison Square Garden)
    10/12, Philadelphia, PA (Wachovia Center)
    10/13, Washington, DC (Verizon Center)
    10/16, Hampton, VA (Hampton Coliseum)
    10/17, Greenville, SC (BI-LO Center)
    10/19, Pensacola, FL (Civic Center)
    10/21, Tampa, FL (St. Pete Times Forum)
    10/22, Sunrise, FL (Bank Atlantic Center)
    10/24, Birmingham, AL (BJCC)
    10/26, Atlanta, GA (Phillips Arena)
    10/28, Nashville, TN (Sommet Center)
    10/29, Little Rock, AR (Verizon Arena)
    11/6, Chicago, IL (United Center)
    11/7, Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
    11/9, Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
    11/10, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Credit Union Centre)
    11/12, Calgary, Alberta (Pengrowth Saddledome)
    11/14, Vancouver, British Columbia (GM Place)
    11/15, Seattle, WA (Key Arena)
    11/17, Portland, OR (Rose Garden)
    11/20, Sacramento, CA (Arco Arena)
    11/21, Oakland, CA (Oakland Arena)
    11/24, Anaheim, CA (Honda Center)
    11/25, Los Angeles, CA (Staples Center)
    11/27, San Diego, CA (Sports Arena)
    11/28, Las Vegas, NV (TBD)
    12/1, Glendale, AZ (JOBING.COM Arena)
    12/2, El Paso, TX (UTEP)
    12/4, Austin, TX (Frank Erwin Center)
    12/5, Houston, TX (Toyota Center)
    12/6, Dallas, TX (American Airlines Center)
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    I'd never waste money to see these guys

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    No Ace, no peace.

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    Are you sure fans voted? This looks like the same cities every band of their popularity visits.

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