Sunday, May 26, 2013

CUC Hosts Monster KISS Concert

The legendary metal band KISS will be bringing their Monster tour to Credit Union Centre, July 14. It's hard to imagine the heavy rockers were formed 40 years ago in New York. And their legacy continues to grow with new generations of fans discovering the hard rock sound and theatrical performances.

During their career spanning four decades, the band has been endlessly parodied, but few could rival their accomplishments. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, KISS has played record-breaking tours around the globe. Notable performances include Super Bowl XXXIII in 1999, the 2002 Winter Olympics closing ceremonies, the American Idol season finale in 2009, and their November 2012 Monster tour kick-off with over 60,000 fans at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Current members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer will don their trademark personas with black and white make up and outlandish costumes to delight fans the world over. Their set will likely include KISS classics such as Detroit Rock City, Hotter than Hell, I was Made for Lovin' You, Rock and Roll All Nite and more, plus additional tracks from their new album Monster.

Released in October 2012, Monster is the much-anticipated follow up to the 2009 album, Sonic Boom. KISS decided to go old school in recording the album - using old analog equipment instead of digital - in the hopes of giving it a grittier sound. Monster offers up 13 new additions to the KISS songbook, with singles Hell or Hallelujah and Long Way Down.

The KISS Monster tour invades CUC, July 14, 7: 30 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $125 (plus fees).