Wednesday, April 3, 2013

KISS And Tell | Photo by: Jim Dyson , Getty Images
Hard-rockers headed to Scotiabank on July 25

Get ready to rock and roll all night when KISS returns to Ottawa on July 25. The band has announced on its webpage that a Canadian tour starts July 5 in Victoria, B.C. and travels across the country to play in every province but P.E.I. It’ll stop at Scotiabank Place on July 25.

Ticket presales for registered fans are on now via the band’s website, and the full public sale begins at 10 a.m. Friday, April 5.

The hard-rock band famous for outrageous face paint and pyrotechnics played Bluesfest in 2009. About 32,000 people saw the KISS rock spectacle, making it the biggest concert in Bluesfest history up to that time. KISS “delivered a concert that lived up to all expectations in terms of lights, volume and special effects,” wrote critic Lynn Saxberg. “The lights were blinding, the sound was blasting and the effects included pyro, aerial wires and their trademark monster-glam costumes.”

No one seemed to mind that “Paul Stanley’s vocals were weak and the band’s playing had all the finesse of a confetti cannon,” Saxberg wrote.

Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band, and has sold 100 million albums around the world, according to Wikipedia.