The cold winter of 1973 saw the birth of one of the most thrilling and iconic hard rock bands in American music – Kiss. With their stage personas, Kiss is one of the most entertaining groups touring today. Their cult following is quick to snap up cheap Kiss tickets so make sure you get yours before they're all gone!
Rise to Stardom
The seeds of Kiss started in New York City in 1972 when vocalist Paul Stanley and bass guitarist Gene Simmons played together in the band Wicked Lester. Later that year they met Peter Criss while he was playing drums at a night club for another band. Criss auditioned to be a part of Wicked Lester and was later taken in as a member. It was early on that the band decided to start playing around with their outfits and adding makeup to the looks, this however did not bode well for them as it was the main reason they were denied a record deal right out of the gate in 1972. In 1973 Ace Frehley joined the band and a few weeks later they changed their name to Kiss.
In November of 1973 the band was signed to Casablanca Records. Their first tour began in February of 1974, and three days later they released their first album. Even though the band and the record label were working continuously to support the album, it was still not selling at the rate which they desired. In October of 1974 they released their second album, only for it to fail once again. After another failed album, the band was pulled from tour to focus on creating an album that would become successful. In 1975 they released their third album which only did slightly better than its predecessors. While this album was not a huge commercial success, it did yield the band their signature song “Rock and Roll all Nite”. It wasn't until their first live album release that Kiss really shot to fame. The 1975 album, Alive!, communicated all the electricity of their live shows. Their soaring popularity led to hit singles like "I Was Made for Lovin' You," "Rock and Roll All Nite," "Lick It Up," "Detroit Rock City," and more. Kiss has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Jaw-Dropping Live Shows
In the beginning what attracted most people to a Kiss concert was not their music, it was the performance that they put on. Kiss helped change the world of live music with their intricate music sets, complete with dramatic stage makeup and costumes, pyrotechnics, fire-breathing, rockets, instrument tricks, and more. Hit Parader ranked Kiss as number one on their "Top 100 Live Bands" list.
End of the Road World Tour
In September of 2018 the band announced that they would be ending their careers with a farewell tour kicking off in January 2019. The “One Last Kiss: End of the Road World Tour” is their world-wide goodbye tour that allows fans to see them one final time before they pack up their makeup and costumes. With how popular Kiss is, tickets are sure to sell out fast! Be sure to get your cheap tickets here before you miss out on one final goodbye to one of the most iconic rock bands ever.
- Aug 18 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center - MA
- Aug 19 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
- Aug 21 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live At Etess Arena
- Aug 22 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
- Aug 25 - Toledo, OH - Huntington Center
- Aug 26 - Burgettstown, PA - The Pavilion At Star Lake
- Aug 28 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
- Aug 29 - Atlanta, GA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
- Sep 1 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
- Sep 2 - Dayton, OH - EJ Nutter Center
- Sep 4 - Tinley Park, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre - Tinley Park
- Sep 5 - Milwaukee, WI - American Family Insurance Amphitheater
- Sep 9 - Irvine, CA - FivePoint Amphitheatre
- Sep 10 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre - CA
- Sep 12 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheatre