The Kiss road show will go for yet another spin this summer, when the veteran makeup-clad rock act tours North America with Poison in tow. The tour will play outdoor amphitheaters beginning June 10 in
The Kiss road show will go for yet another spin this summer, when the veteran makeup-clad rock act tours North America with Poison in tow. The tour will play outdoor amphitheaters beginning June 10 in San Antonio through Aug. 4 in Atlanta. Tickets for some shows begin going on sale April 24.
Kiss remains a touring juggernaut, on the heels of a 2003 co-headlining jaunt with Aerosmith that grossed more than $50 million, according to Billboard Boxscore. The group is in the midst of dates in Australia and Japan with a newly reconfigured lineup featuring guitarist Tommy Thayer and one-time drummer Eric Singer.
Original drummer Peter Criss claims he was not contacted by other members of the band to participate in the new dates. Of late, he has taken to his official Web site to denounce claims by Kiss bassist Gene Simmons that he is too addicted to drugs and alcohol to tour.
"The original band is over," Criss wrote recently. "And as a founding member I am not shocked at Gene and Paul [Stanley] turning a legendary band into a cover act for just plain profit. How very sad. But the crazy thing is? The fans will still follow because they are the real heart of Kiss. I was proud to be a part of something that was once great."
Kiss will reportedly begin work on a new studio album this fall, its first since 1997's "Psycho Circus." Simmons will release a solo album, "A**hole," May 18 via Sanctuary.