Friday, November 27, 2009

KISS Unleash Sonic Boom In Birmingham

Rock legends Kiss return to Birmingham NEC next year when they play the LG Arena in support of their spectacular new album, Sonic Boom.

The face-painted rock superheroes, riding on the crest of a wave after a stunning performance at Download in 2008 and the seemingly never-ending Alive 35 world tour, arrive at the LG Arena on Tuesday May 11, 2010. Tickets go on sale at 9am this Friday, November 27..

In typical bombastic Kiss style, the tour goes by the title of "Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom", hinting at a setlist including nearly four decades of Kiss classics, right up to the new material, which deliberately evokes the spirit of the early Kiss albums.

The tour features Kiss's first UK arena shows in 11 years. Acclaim for Kiss on the Alive 35 tour has been universal. Metal Hammer hailed the "return of the kings!", while Mojo declared: "A Kiss show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975."

Whilst utilizing elements of "Kiss Alive 35", the Sonic Boom tour will be a new show tailored to the band's European fans and showcasing the Sonic Boom album.

Guitarist and singer Paul Stanley says: "The Kiss Alive 35 Tour was just the start. 'Sonic Boom Over Europe' leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album!

"We're covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes Kiss one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We're stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!"

Bassist and singer Gene Simmons says: "Now, more than ever, Kiss is a four-wheel-drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boom."

Today - November 25, 2009 - Kiss, which also features drummer Eric Singer and lead guitarist Tommy Thayer, are performing to a global audience when their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is streamed live on Facebook. This one off event will be unique chance for European fans to see the Kiss Alive 35 show before it changes for the European run.