KISS have added a second week to “KISS Kruise XI.” The ship will now set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico on October 24-29 and on October 29 – November 3. The cruise will feature the band’s “last performances onboard.” Notably, fans that had a cabin booked for the previously announced dates can become a two-timer by sailing on both weeks. Those that choose to do so will receive an exclusive laminate, an exclusive item signed by KISS, a happy hour with the band, and a specialty two-timer t-shirt.
In a new birthday message, Gene Simmons invited Ace Frehley to take part in KISS’ ongoing “End Of The Road” tour. He said the following:
“Happy Birthday Ace @ace_frehley. And many more…The invitations still stand. Jump up on stage with us for encores. The fans would love it.”
KISS will be releasing the third installment of their “KISS – Off The Soundboard” live bootleg series on June 10. The effort, which is titled “Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996,” features the band’s August 17, 1996 set at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington Park in England and it will be available as a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a two-CD set, a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram red vinyl, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996” Track Listing:
02. “King Of The Night Time World”
03. “Do You Love Me?”
04. “Calling Dr. Love”
05. “Cold Gin”
06. “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll”
07. “Shout It Out Loud”
08. “Watchin’ You”
10. “Shock Me”
12. “God Of Thunder”
13. “Love Gun”
14. “100,000 Years”
15. “Black Diamond”
16. “Detroit Rock City”
17. “Rock And Roll All Nite”
KISS have officially released their “Cold Gin” gin in the U.S. You can purchase a single bottle HERE or a bundle HERE.
The following was said about the gin in a press release:
“You wanted the best, you got the best — ice-cold KISS gin to go with your tonic! It’s what legions of U.S.-based KISS fans have been waiting for since the release of the band’s classic track “Cold Gin” in 1974 and can now order online from March 8th. You can now crank up the music and raise a glass of globally awarded KISS Cold Gin to unleash your inner rock star!
Following the 2021 U.S. launch of KISS Rum Kollection under the new brand “Drink It Up by KISS,” the gin is the fourth product to complete the portfolio. Like the band, KISS Cold Gin is bold and uncompromising. Inspired by the band’s roots in New York City, KISS gin creates a taste explosion that’s always cranked up to 11.
It’s only natural that rock titans, KISS, collaborated with an award-winning company like Brands For Fans to create a product as pure as the rock ‘n’ roll they play. Having received two internationally recognized awards for quality, KISS Cold Gin has a five-time distilled base including juniper, lemon peel, and a selection of fine spices. There are no artificial flavors or added sweeteners. To maintain the highest quality, additional flavors of juniper and lemon are macerated and blended with the distillate, achieving a full balance of the botanical experience.
“Now it REALLY is ‘Cold Gin time.’ If gin is your thing, then this is the one to bring. Like the song, this one’s a classic!” – Founding member of KISS, Paul Stanley.
As you would expect, KISS Cold Gin doesn’t just taste great; it looks incredible too! Impress your friends with the stylish bottle, including eye-catching silver and gold details, with all four band members metallically illustrated on each side of the Brooklyn Bridge. The main label features a gold disc and the iconic landmarks of New York City and the Manhattan Skyline, while the stunning art deco pattern behind the disc is based on the scales of The Demon’s boots. The label artwork is a stunning homage to KISSTORY and the band’s musical roots.”
KISS have revealed that “Kiss Kruise XI” will feature their “last performance onboard” the ship. As previously reported, that cruise will set sail from Los Angeles, CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico on October 29 to November 3.
KnuckleBonz are planning to release new “Dynasty”-era KISS figures later this year. The hand-cast and hand-painted statues are limited to 3000 pieces each and they will come numbered with a certificate of authenticity. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
KISS are streaming a live version of their song “Lick It Up.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album, “Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach,” which will be released on March 11. That effort features the band’s July 25, 2004 show at Virginia Beach Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA and it will be available as a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a two-CD set, a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram opaque green vinyl, and digitally.
KISS have officially announced the rescheduled dates for the four shows that they postponed last year. The concerts will now be held in May:
05/11 Milwaukee, WI – American Family Insurance Amphitheater
05/12 Dayton, OH – Wright State University Nutter Center
05/14 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
05/17 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
05/19 Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome To Rockville
KISS will be releasing the second installment of their “KISS – Off The Soundboard” live bootleg series on March 11. The effort, which is titled “Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach,” features the band’s July 25, 2004 show at Virginia Beach Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach, VA and it will be available as a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a two-CD set, a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram opaque green vinyl, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
“Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach” Track Listing:
01. “Love Gun”
03. “Makin’ Love”
04. “Lick It Up”
05. “Christine Sixteen”
06. “Tears Are Falling”
08. “Got To Choose”
09. “I Love It Loud”
10. “I Want You”
01. “Psycho Circus”
02. “King Of The Night Time World”
03. “War Machine”
04. “100,000 Years”
06. “Shout It Out Loud”
07. “I Was Made For Lovin’ You”
08. “Detroit Rock City”
09. “God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II”
10. “Rock and Roll All Nite”
Paul Stanley (KISS) has revealed that he has tested negative for COVID-19. This news comes after he previously said that him and his family were all infected with the omicron variant of the virus. The frontman initially tweeted the following:
He later added: