Sunday, October 20, 2013

KISS Tour Package From 1974 Sells for More Than $1,000 | by Nick DeRiso

A package including a ticket, flyer and an original contract from Kiss’ 1974 show at the London Arena in Ontario recently sold for $1,041 after six bids on eBay.

The collection of items belonged to ’70s-era Kiss concert promoter Nick Panaseiko, whose son Jay put the items for bid on eBay. Included in the auction were an unused mint-condition ticket, a rare advertisement pamphlet for the concert, a Panaseiko-signed contract agreement and a black-and-white photo from a promotional stunt where fans dressed up like Kiss for record-store meet-and-greet events.

Kiss appeared at the Dec. 22, 1974, show with artists “Joe” and Ronny Legge. Touring behind ‘Hotter Than Hell,’ Kiss’ setlist that night featured several cuts from the newly released album, including the title track and favorites like ‘Deuce,’ ‘Firehouse’ and ‘Cold Gin.’