Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Today in KISStory - 1999


Today in KISStory - Dec. 31, 1999: KISS plays Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and records/films material for what should have been 'ALIVE IV' but was later titled "Alive: The Millennium Concert".

From Youtuber "almosthuman56": The Millennium Concert (recorded on December 31, 1999 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, Canada) was originally to have been released as Alive IV in 2000 but because Kiss' parent label Mercury was swallowed by the Universal/Vivendi merger, Alive IV was shelved. Universal later agreed to Kiss using Mercury to release what would become The Millennium Concert as Alive IV, but then it was shelved indefinitely and the band would release the Symphony: Alive IV album released on Kiss Records/Sanctuary Records in 2003. The 72-page booklet that comes with the set mistakenly credits songwriting for "Cold Gin" to Paul Stanley instead of Ace Frehley. "Rock and Roll All Nite" is the only track from The Millennium Concert to be released prior to the Alive! Box Set, showing up previously on the band's 2001 release The Box Set. "2,000 Man" and "God of Thunder" are Best Buy edition bonus tracks, Detroit Rock City is the iTunes bonus track.

Set List:

Psycho Circus
Shout It Out Loud
Heaven's On Fire
Shock Me
Do You Love Me
Let Me Go, Rock ''N Roll
2,000 Man
Cold Gin
Gene's Solo
God Of Thunder
Peter's Solo
Lick It Up
I Love It Loud
100,000 Years
Love Gun
Black Diamond
Detroit Rock City
Into The Void
Ace's Solo
Rock And Roll All Nite

Here's the entire show filmed by fans back in 1999 at BC Place Stadium in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.