KISS will be releasing the next installment in their “KISS – Off The Soundboard” live bootleg series on April 7. The effort, which is titled “Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984,” features the band’s November 28, 1984 show at Mid-Hudson Arena in Poughkeepsie, NY and it will be available as a two-LP standard black vinyl set, a single CD, a limited edition two-LP set pressed on 180 gram custard yellow vinyl, and digitally. Pre-orders can be found HERE. Notably, the show featured a lineup consisting of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Carr, and Mark St. John.
“Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984” Track Listing:
01. “Detroit Rock City”
02. “Cold Gin”
03. “Creatures Of The Night”
04. “Fits Like A Glove”
05. “Heaven’s On Fire”
06. “Guitar Solo”
07. “Under The Gun”
08. “War Machine”
09. “Drum Solo”
10. “Young And Wasted” (incomplete)
11. “Bass Solo”
12. “I Love It Loud”
13. “I Still Love You”
14. “Love Gun”
15. “Black Diamond”
16. “Oh! Susanna”
17. “Lick It Up”
18. “Rock And Roll All Nite” (incomplete)
Original KISS drummer Peter Criss has shared footage of himself singing along to a new version of “Dirty Livin’.” You can check that out below. The original version of the song appears on the band’s 1979 album “Dynasty.”
KISS have announced the dates for their final UK tour. Here’s where you can catch them:
06/03 Plymouth, UK – Argyle Home Park
06/05 Birmingham, UK – Resorts World Arena
06/06 Newcastle, UK – Utilita Arena
07/05 London, UK – The O2
07/07 Manchester, UK – AO Arena
07/08 Glasgow, UK – OVO Hydro
Funko have released some new Funko Pop! Moment deluxe figure sets based on Metallica (“Master Of Puppets” tour), AC/DC, KISS (“Alive II” tour), Run-D.M.C, and U2 (“Zoo TV” tour). You can find those at Walmart.
KISS are streaming a demo version of their song “Not For The Innocent.” This take on the track will appear on the super deluxe 40th anniversary edition of “Creatures Of The Night,” which is set to be released on November 18. More details on that set can be found HERE.
According to MichaelCavacini.com, KISS recently played a private show for Philip Morris International at the Vulcan Gas Company in Austin, TX. The crowd at the concert was said to have consisted of no more than 100 people. You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:
KISS will be releasing a 40th anniversary super deluxe edition of “Creatures Of The Night” on November 18. Pre-orders can be found HERE.
The following was said about the set:
“UMe will release “Creatures Of The Night 40″ as a 5-CD + Blu-ray audio super deluxe edition, 3-LP deluxe, 2-CD deluxe, 1-LP half-speed master 180gm, 1-CD remaster, as well as a 5-CD super deluxe edition digital download + streaming and 2-CD digital download-only version plus a color vinyl exclusive.”
“The ‘Creatures Of The Night 40’ super deluxe boasts 103 total tracks with 75 tracks being unreleased. Newly remastered on CD 1, the original album has never sounded better. CDs 2 and 3 feature 34 demos, rarities and outtakes, including previously unreleased gems such as ‘Deadly Weapon (Penny Lane Demo),’ ‘Not For The Innocent (Demo)’ and ‘Betrayed (Outtake).’ CDs 4 and 5 highlight 26 incredible, soundboard live recordings from the “Creatures” ’82/’83 tour and seven super-rare tour sound effects, all recorded and archived by the “Creatures” tour sound engineer Harry Witz. The Blu-ray Audio disc showcases a first-ever Atmos and 5.1 surround mix from the original album multi-tracks plus the high-resolution newly remastered 1982 stereo mix of the original album. Additionally, the super deluxe box features an extensive array of bonus kollectible KISS memorabilia and ephemera.”
During a recent interview on Dean Delray’s “Let There Be Talk” podcast, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons addressed the future of the band following the completion of their “farewell” tour. According to him, “KISS will continue” in some shape or form.
Simmons said the following when asked about the band’s final concert:
“We don’t know if it’s [going to be in] New York. I have good reasons why it should be, but the important thing is when it’s the last show, it’ll be the last show. KISS the touring band will stop. But the touring band. KISS will continue in other ways. I have no problems with four deserving 20-year-olds sticking the makeup back on and hiding their identity.”
He also added:
“KISS will continue in ways that even I haven’t thought of. But I can conceive of… You know, the ‘Blue Man Group’ and ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ tours around the world with different personnel. There could and should be a KISS show, kind of live on stage with effects and everything else, but also semiautobiographical thing about four knuckleheads off the streets of New York that ends with the last third as a full-blown celebration, a full-on performance. Not with us. Although not a problem stepping in every once in a while.”
KISS are streaming a live version of their song “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll.” This version of the track is from the band’s new live album, “Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977,” which will be released on September 9. That effort features the band’s November 29, 1977 show at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa and it will be available in the following formats: two-LP standard black vinyl set, single CD, limited edition two-LP set pressed on 180-gram purple vinyl, and digitally.