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TOMMY THAYER – “THERE’S NEW FANS COMING IN AT A FASTER RATE THAN ANYBODY EVER IMAGINED”

The history and legacy of KISS is a complicated one, but according to Thayer, it’s the music that fans keep flocking to.

“There’s new fans coming in at a faster rate than anybody even imagined,” Thayer said. “I think that over half the people at our shows on this tour are new fans. It actually surprised us. Although some people are very sentimental about the beginnings of the band, and not that it’s not important, it’s really about looking ahead and looking forward.”

Even if that forward means a KISS without Gene or Paul?

“As strange as that sounds, I think it’s a possibility,” Thayer said. “Especially in a group like KISS. KISS has never been a band that’s played by the rules. It’s always been about finding new ground and thinking outside the box.”

“It’s already happened with 50 percent of the band already,” Thayer said with a laugh. “It’s definitely not out of the question.”

 

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KISS Unveils New Stage Show At European Tour Kick-Off

Legendary rockers KISS unveiled their brand new stage show earlier tonight (Saturday, June 1) at the opening concert the European leg of their “Monster” world tour in Stockholm, Sweden.
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MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummer Explains His Absence From Fan Meet-And-Greets

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee, who is currently on the road with his bandmates in Australia, says that he is no longer taking part in the band’s paid meet-and-greet sessions with the fans because he “doesn’t agree with doing it under certain circumstances.”

CRÜE is offering several “VIP packages” to Australian fans via the band’s web site, including the “Kickstart My Heart Meet And Greet Package” for $899, the “Wildside VIP Package” for $425 and the “Crüe Teaser Package” for $295. Only the “Kickstart My Heart” package includes an opportunity to meet and take a photo with the band.

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KISS To Perform On Season Premiere Of Australia’s The Footy Show

According to the Throng, the season premiere of The Footy Show will shake the studio foundations when rock legends KISS perform live and exclusive on Thursday, March 7, on Channel Nine at 9.45pm AEDT.

In the only television performance on their Australian Monster tour, the giants of glam rock will perform two of their hits live in the studio to kick off the 20th season of The Footy Show. Continue reading KISS To Perform On Season Premiere Of Australia’s The Footy Show

KISS’ Monster Tour Hits Perth; Set-List, Photos Available

KISS’ Monster Tour hit Perth Arena in Perth, Australia tonight (February 28th) with openers MÖTLEY CRÜE and THIN LIZZY. Check out numerous photos at this location.

According to Setlist.fm KISS’ setlist included:
‘Detroit Rock City’
‘Shout It Out Loud’
‘Hell or Hallelujah’
‘I Love It Loud’
‘Psycho Circus’
‘Calling Dr. Love’
‘Firehouse’
‘Wall of Sound’
‘Outta This World’ (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Jam)
Bass Solo
‘God of Thunder’
‘War Machine’
‘Shandi’ (Acoustic performed only by Paul)
‘Love Gun’
‘Black Diamond’

Encore:
‘Lick It Up’ (excerpt from Won’t Get Fooled Again)
‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

KISS, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy dates:

March
3 – Clipsal 500 – Adelaide, Australia
5 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
6 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
9 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
10 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
12 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
16 – Virgin Australia Stadium – Mackay, Australia