Riding high on the back of their brilliant new album Sonic Boom, veteran rockers Kiss will bring their latest tour to UK arenas next summer.
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and co. have won widespread acclaim for their best record in two decades and the clamour to see the original rock gods perform live has never been greater.
In response to that demand the band is playing four UK arena dates in May before embarking on a huge European tour throughout the summer – with rumours rife of a headline slot at Download 2010 on Friday June 11.
The Sonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning To the Boom tour kicks off in Dublin on May 7 before visiting the UK, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Demark, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium and, not only will the tour feature KISS’s first UK arena shows in 11 years, but it will see the band breaking new ground completely with their first ever shows in Slovakia.
Acclaim for Kiss on their current spectacular, sell-out, Kiss Alive 35 North American tour has been universal. Metal Hammer magazine hailed the ‘Return Of The Kings!’ and MOJO magazine declared: “A Kiss show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975.”
While using elements of Kiss Alive 35, Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom will be a fresh, new show tailored to the band’s European fans and showcasing the brand new Sonic Boom album. Widely acclaimed as another Kiss classic, Sonic Boom rocked planet earth when it debuted worldwide and burned up the charts – the album is also the highest charting album of Kiss’ career in the USA.
Paul Stanley said: “The Kiss Alive 35 Tour was just the start. Sonic Boom Over Europe leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album! We’re covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes Kiss one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We’re stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!”
Gene Simmons added: “Now. More than Ever. Kiss is a four wheel drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock Planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boom.”
With more than 80 million album sales worldwide, Kiss remain one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. Throughout their stellar 35 year career the band have established themselves as one of the great live rock acts. Kiss was named by VH1 as 10th on their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. On September 23, 2009, Kiss was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On November 25, 2009, Kiss will perform to a global audience when their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is streamed live on Facebook. This one off event will be unique chance for European fans to see the Kiss Alive 35 show before it changes for the European run – the perfect warm-up to the must see tour of 2010.
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Sonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boom UK dates:
Sun 9th May Glasgow, SECC (UK)
Mon 10th May Manchester, Arena (UK)
Tue 11th May Birmingham, LG Arena (UK)
Thu 13th May London, Wembley Arena (UK)
Fri 11th June Download Festival 2010 (UK) TBC