KISS Share Clip Of Pyro Highlights From New Year’s Eve Streaming Concert In Dubai

As previously reported, KISS’ New Year’s Eve streaming event at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai ended up breaking Guinness world records for highest flame projection and most flame projections launched simultaneously at a music concert. Now, the band have uploaded a clip featuring some pyro highlights from the concert. You can check that out below:

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KISS’ New Year’s Eve Streaming Event Breaks Guinness World Records For Highest Flame Projection & Most Flame Projections In A Music Concert

KISS’ New Year’s Eve streaming event at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai has broke Guinness world records for highest flame projection and most flame projections launched simultaneously at a music concert. The band revealed the news on Twitter. Tickets to view the aforementioned stream can be found HERE and some footage from the pre-show can be found below.

Paul Stanley Says He “Would Consider It A Real Feather In The Cap If KISS Could Continue As A Viable Live Act” Without Him And Gene Simmons

KISS are expected to wrap up their farewell tour in 2022, but it seems Paul Stanley is still considering the possibility of having the band continue with no original members. During a recent interview with Scott Lipps, Stanley said that he “would consider it a real feather in the cap if KISS could continue as a viable live act” without him and Gene Simmons.

Stanley said the following:

“Unlike other bands, that rubs some people the wrong way, but KISS is so much more than a band. Look, you go see any act now — any band, any performer — and you’re seeing a KISS show, you’re seeing the KISS DNA, because everything that anybody does is, in some way, based on what we’ve done. And I’ve always believed that the band is bigger than the individuals. People would say, in the beginning, ‘Oh, that’s not true.’ Well, they’re half wrong now, because Eric’s been in and out of the band for over 20 years, and Tommy’s been in the band probably 18 now, and the band’s never been better.

So my feeling is… Is there someone who can take my place? I think I’m really damn good, but I also know that there’s people out there who are as committed to what they do as I’ve been and should be able to do what I do without copying it. So do I think it’s possible? Yeah. I actually would consider it beyond flattering — I would consider it a real feather in the cap if KISS could continue as a viable live act, because it’s ultimately about what we deliver and about our philosophy of giving fans a hundred percent, not only on stage but in terms of this reciprocity that we have with them.”

He also added:

“Could another band do it? I don’t wanna point fingers, but at this point, who are THE EAGLES? It’s [Don] Henley and a bunch of other guys who are really super talented. Does it sound like THE EAGLES? Yeah. So, people wanna hear that music. When Steve Perry left JOURNEY, you had [people saying], ‘Well, that’s the end of JOURNEY,’ but people wanna hear those songs, and they wanna hear them done the way they remember them, so Arnel [Pineda] does a great job. So this just takes it to another level. But we’re not setting the precedent; we’re just following one.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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KISS To Play New Year’s Eve Livestream Show In Dubai

KISS will be celebrating New Year’s Eve (December 31) with a massive livestream concert. The show will take place at the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai and fans will be able to watch it from their homes as hotel attendees watch it from their balconies. Tickets for the event can be found HERE.

Here’s a description of the concert:

“To send off 2020 in their larger-than-life style on New Year’s Eve, the iconic Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, multi-platinum selling band is reigniting the FIRE and roaring back to life! In true KISS fashion, they are bringing the biggest & baddest concert event and pyrotechnics show of the year, proving once again, that KISS never does anything small. The massive stage production and FREE pre-show will be brought directly into your living room at 9 pm LIVE from Atlantis Dubai on December 31st!

Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, this show produced by Landmarks Live can be seen globally with ticketing technology and livestream powered by TIXR and experienced like no other virtual concert before. You’re invited to spend New Year’s Eve with The Demon, The Starchild, The Spaceman, and The Catman as they rock out of 2020 and roll into 2021…all night!”

Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone the following:

“Frankly, I wasn’t interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A. Not that those aren’t good, but they aren’t KISS. Either we do this right, or we don’t do it. For us, size matters. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We’re just making sure it’s on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we’re in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they’re a part of it.”

Gene Simmons added:

“We play big. There’s not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It’s like the Fourth of July. You don’t want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won’t be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can’t tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we’re naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.

The best way to shut everybody up and get everybody to enjoy life right now is to make a big resounding noise and shake the heavens with some pyro.”

KISS Release “Black Diamond” Premium Dark Rum In Sweden

KISS have released a new dark rum, called “Black Diamond,” in the Swedish market under their “KISS Rum Kollection” with Brands For Fans. More markets are expected to follow.

The following was said about the rum on brandsforfans.se:

“Taking its name and character from the rock monolith that is the closing song on KISS’s eponymous debut album from 1974, KISS Black Diamond Premium Dark Rum is an exceptionally smooth blend of Caribbean cask rums aged up to 15 years and bottled at 40%.

To music & culture fans, KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll after 45 years. To the same note, KISS Black Diamond Premium Dark Rum lives up to the band’s illustrious career with its dominant tasting profile. Leading with a nuanced aroma of pronounced oak character, the tones follow with distinct notes of dried fruit, butterscotch, vanilla and nuts. The palate is layered with a restrained sweetness and marked oak initially, followed by well-defined tones of dried apricot and dates, arrack, vanilla fudge, cinnamon and chocolate.

The label draws inspiration from the band’s early days, referencing both costumes and their iconic make-up, making it a pure treat for fans who grew up loving KISS and now discovering great rum.”

Sari H. Wilholm of Brands For Fans also commented:

“It’s an amazing match for a band who were pioneers both musically and visually in the world of rock ’n’ roll. This is our fourth rum in our portfolio, multiple of which have won awards in reputable global spirits competitions. With the success of these in mind, we feel confident about the future with KISS Black Diamond and KISS Rum Kollection. When I taste this rum by KISS and look at the bottle, I feel proud of what we’ve achieved with this product. It’s damn good. Listening to Black Diamond still gives me the chills, and the rum makes me just as excited!”

KISS Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With David Lee Roth

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with David Lee Roth (Van Halen). The trek is now set to take place in summer/fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Mansfield, MA – Great Woods
08/19 Bangor, ME – Waterfront
08/21 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall (no David Lee Roth)
08/22 Hartford, CT – Meadows
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank
08/28 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood
09/01 Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
09/02 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob
09/04 Tinley Park, IL – The World
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus
09/17 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight
09/18 George, WA – The Gorge
09/21 Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
09/22 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island
09/26 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky
09/29 Austin, TX – 360
10/01 Ft Worth, TX – Dickies
10/02 Tulsa, OK – BOK
10/05 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast
10/06 Lafayette, LA – Cajundome

KISS Announce Rescheduled European Dates

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their European tour. The trek is now set to take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportspalais
06/08 Paris, France – Accors Hotel Arena
06/10 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
06/12 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
06/15 Hamburg Germany – Barclaycard Arena
06/19 Stockholm, Sweden – Tele 2 Arena
06/21 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwell Arena
06/23 Gothenburg, Sweden – Scandanavian
06/25 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
06/30 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
07/03 Barcelona, Spain – Rockfest
07/04 Madrid, Spain – Wizink Arena
07/06 Nimes, France – Roman Arena
07/08 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
07/10 Prague Czech, Republic – O2 Arena
07/12 Verona, Italy – Arena Di Verona
07/15 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena

The band commented:

“We are excited to announce rescheduled and new European dates for 2021. Further dates will also be added to the cities announced today.”

“KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales. VIP experiences may include a personal photo opportunity with the band, access to an exclusive pre-show lounge and a behind the scenes tour. Visit http://www.kissonline.com/tour for more information.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling issues involved with moving the tour back a year KISS will not be able to play the following cities, that were originally set for 2020.

Sandnes, Norway
Kaunas, Lithuania
Lisbon, Portugal
Gliwice, Poland
Sofia, Bulgaria

Those fans with tickets for the above cities should refer to their ticket office for refunds.”

Paul Stanley continued:

“We are waiting. We are ready. When we are told everyone is safe and this pandemic is over, we will shake the earth and rock your world as always and as never before.”

Gene Simmons added:

“We can’t wait for this pandemic to be over, and for all of you to be safe. We are planning to rock your world, once it is safe out there, for all of you and for us. See you in Europe”

More Bands Added To Rescheduled “KISS Kruise X”

KISS have added some more bands to “Kiss Kruise X.” The cruise, which is now set to sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras on October 29 – November 3, 2021, will feature the following: KISS, Ratt, Queensrÿche, Bruce Kulick, Fozzy, Black ‘N Blue, Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts, Jared James Nichols, and Liliac.