Saturday, July 31, 2010

KISS' Touring Blues Goodbye

CORPUS CHRISTI — The summer concert scene so far has been peppered with reports of tours that are doing worse-than-expected business, with some major tours — such as the Eagles and Lilith Fair — having to scrap some shows and Limp Bizkit and Christina Aguilera canceling tours altogether.

Kiss guitarist Tommy Thayer though, hasn’t experienced the touring blues sensation.

“We haven’t been affected like most all the other bands,” Thayer said. “Kiss is recession proof, I guess. We’re selling lots of tickets and most other bands are canceling their tours. So we’re lucky in that regard.”

Thayer said a lot was going on in the lives of bandmates including Gene’s show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels” and several national promotions, including commercials for Dr Pepper.