Wednesday, July 27, 2011

KISS To Rock Out Turning Stone

The Post-Standard / Mark Bialczak

The high energy rock sound and special effects that have made KISS a favorite through all or parts of five decades will fill the Turning Stone Casino and Resort Event Center in Verona, N.Y., this Thursday night, July 28.

Since forming in 1972, KISS has made its name with big rock, thick makeup, hot pyrotechnics and to-the-edge theatrics.

Wrote reviewer Mike Thiel for the Appleton Post-Crescent after a July 17 show in Oshkosh, Wis.: "The theatrical rock spectacle known as KISS, literally lit up Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh Saturday night, with a stage rig that made Fourth of July look like a fountain with a wet wick.

"Though Ace Frehley and Peter Criss are long gone from the band, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley hold down the original KISS lineup, while lead guitarist (Frehley fill-in) Tommy Thayer and drummer (Criss fill-in) Eric Singer have handled their respective duties since the early millennium. And though some will always yearn for the original all-star lineup, Simmons and company let Oshkosh know that KISS is still alive in 2011."

Tickets for the show are $95, $125 and $150, available at the Event Center box office, and 877-833-7469. As of close of business Monday, about 3,000 were sold, leaving about 900 remaining in the arena.