Sunday, May 30, 2010

Legendary Band Hits The Road In U.S.

By Jay Smith
Photo by Jason Squires

KISS Announces North America Tour.

The headline says it all as the legendary rock band hits the road for an amphitheatre / arena run beginning July 23 in Wyoming.

Of course, you could talk about the band's record sales -- 80 million albums and counting. Or you could talk about how KISS has proven time and time again that it is one of the premier bands to ever appear on stage. But in these cases, merely mentioning "KISS tour" is enough to get fans salivating.

Called "The Hottest Show On Earth" tour and with most dates presented by Live Nation, it all begins at Wyoming's Cheyenne Frontier Days July 23, followed by the North Dakota State Fair July 24. Other stops include Burgettstown, Pa. (Pittsburgh), at First Niagara Pavilion July 29; Philadelphia at Susquehanna Bank Center Aug. 6; Mansfield, Mass., at Comcast Center Aug. 7; Uncasville, Conn., at Mohegan Sun Arena Aug. 19; Milwaukee at Marcus Amphitheatre Sept. 2 and Dallas at Pizza Hut Park Sept. 18 before wrapping in Phoenix at Cricket Wireless Pavilion Sept. 24.

A Citi Card presale begins June 2 and a general onsale for select markets begins June 4. For more information, click here:

KISS has hooked up with Guitar Center to offer "Guitar Center Onstage," an unsigned band competition which gives emerging groups a chance to open for the band at 22 tour stops. Click here for details; (registration begins June 1.)

KISS will also host a live chat on Facebook via Ustream June 1. Click here for the band's Facebook page: