Tuesday, June 1, 2010

KISS Still Hottest Band In The Land

Live review - KISS @ M.E.N. Arena, Manchester

A sell-out crowd filled Manchester's huge Evening News Arena, bursting with anticipation for the arrival of legendary rock gods KISS as they came to the final dates of their UK Sonic Boom Over Europe tour.

Then the lights dropped, the giant screens that flanked either side of the stage showed KISS making their way to the stage and the crowd erupted with excitement.

And then, the words that the expectant audience had been waiting to hear, the famous introduction...

Manchester, you wanted the best, you got the best... the hottest band in the land... KISS!

Out and out pandemonium took over as the curtain dropped. The band tore through Delilah from their recent barnstormer Sonic Boom. The gigantic arena reached boiling point as the guys blasted out hit after hit. Deuce, Dr. Love, and an amazing rendition of their 80s anthem Crazy Crazy Nights.

The band continued to dazzle fans with tracks Shout it Out Loud and the classic Detroit Rock City.

Then the "longest encore you've ever had" with Stanley flying out over the heads of the audience to a stage set up at the back of the arena from which he belted out I Was Made For Lovin' You.

An amazing once-in-a-lifetime night was wrapped up with God Gave Rock 'N' Roll To You before the all time rock party anthem Rock and Roll All Nite.

Manchester Arena was shaken to its rafters!