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Way back in 1973 a land not so far away a legendary band was born, that band was none other than KISS. From their early roots doing the circuit in New York to playing to stadiums and arenas around the world, KISS have been instrumental in forming the rick sounds we hear today. With numerous big names in the music industry including Pantera's Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul naming KISS as a major influence in their own careers.
The iconic imagery created by the band in their use of face makeup and their incredible stage outfits has captured the imaginations of fans, musicians, artists and even fashion designers throughout the years. The band's dedication to their fans, The Kiss Army, is second to none and has created a worldwide family which includes people of all ages and backgrounds.
Not many can boast fifty years in the business and their longevity is testament to their talent. From the incredible stage shows to the numerous hits that have played across the airwaves globally for over half a century, KISS' reach and appeal has never wavered and they are still going strong to this day.
Whether it is the blood spitting, rocket firing guitars, the pyrotechnics and huge stage sets that draw you in or the costumes and iconic face paint, no matter what it is that the draws fans to KISS, one thing is for sure
they stay fans for the music.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end. With 2023 seeing the band embark on the UK leg of their End Of The Road Tour this month. With 24 studio albums under their belts, there is a lot to choose from when it comes to putting together the setlist for the band's final tour. Playing a selection of their hits up and down the UK from Birmingham to Glasgow, Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer say goodbye to a loyal fanbase that have stayed true to the band over the years.
It will doubtless be an emotional goodbye but as a parting gift, KISS have brought Welsh heavy metal band Skindred who have established a massive following with their own blend of metal, ska, reggae, punk and more. KISS are also Introducing relative newcomers The Wild Things to a brand new audience. Making a name for themselves from the start The Wild Things are no strangers to iconic rock bands, opening for The Who at Maddison Square Gardens. Something that most bands can only dream of.
Both Skindred and The Wild Things are bound to go down a treat with the UK audience and as the masters of the live show bow out they can be assured that the future of live rock music has been left in safe hands.
The tour kicks off in Birmingham on 5th of June then takes in Newcastle, Manchester, Glasgow and London. Tickets are available here.
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