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KISS confirm Australian tour

KISS manager Doc McGhee has told TMN that the glam-rock giants will return to Australia in 2013.

Despite having finally reached the big 6-0, Gene Simmons and co show no sign of slowing down (or shying away from spandex) in their golden years. In fact, when FL faced off with Simmons back in 2008 he made it clear that he would be strapping on his platforms for as long as he is walking this earth: “There’s no high like a KISS high. You get up on stage and you get to wear more make up and higher heels than any woman ever has. Come on. And I wear a codpiece big enough to house every farm animal in Brisbane, so there’s a lot of fun and games there. And of course the other fun is doing the encores back in the hotel. It doesn’t suck. It’s a lot of fun.”

While no dates have been confirmed, the last time KISS were on our shores they played a huge run of arena sized shows, which left our reviewer admitting: “You would have to be so far beyond cynical to look around the arena and see all the people up on their friend’s shoulders, all the little kids going ape-shit and all the hardcore dudes with their arms around each other, singing along drunkenly out of tune, and think that this was anything other than the pinnacle of “who gives a shit” party anthems to be rocked along to with utter abandon.”

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Sir Toire

Sir Toire said on the 17th Jan, 2012

http://i39.tinypic.com/epki09.png

humanracin

humanracin said on the 17th Jan, 2012

SOUNDWAVE REVOLUTION 2013!

Hinee

Hinee said on the 17th Jan, 2012

i've never gone further than leaving MMM going when kiss came on, but something tells me their live show would be a whole lot of fun.

eddiemars

eddiemars said on the 17th Jan, 2012

oooooh fucking sweet man! i'm doing multiple cities this time to see them!

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xNtbd8jrTI

They should bring the KISS Symphony!

mel1

mel1 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

so cool if they come back..

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 17th Jan, 2012

One of my teachers worked really closely with Doc McGhee and all he would go on about was kiss. Would mention them like 15 times a lesson

Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 17th Jan, 2012

Better than mentioning Bon Jovi 15 times you have to say.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 17th Jan, 2012

name dropping anyone 15 times a lesson gets irritating as fuck tbh

Lucan

Lucan said on the 17th Jan, 2012

Oh, yes!!

What's the current Kiss line-up? Was lucky enough to catch the original gang in 1997.

Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 17th Jan, 2012

Who knows these days. I think Criss and Frehley moved on though.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

I think it's just Gene and Paul.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 17th Jan, 2012

Pretty sure the line-up has been Simmons, Stanley, Singer, and Thayer for a while now.
Was bummed I missed KISS last time so I couldn't be more keen for a tour next year!

Lucan

Lucan said on the 18th Jan, 2012

Missed them last time too, just couldn't be ar$ed fighting the Grand Prix crowd in Melbourne.
Still regret that lazy decision, because they deliver a great show every time.

PerthLIVE

PerthLIVE said on the 18th Jan, 2012

i used to rock and roll all night and party every day....then it became every other day...then it was once a week....now i'm lucky if i can find half an hour a week in which to get funky... :(

BundyandCola

BundyandCola said on the 19th Jan, 2012

kiss proudly presents 'the wheelchair tour' australian leg
supported by brian wilson j/k

im sure the kiss army are stoked. good luck to them

The Elder

The Elder said on the 3rd Feb, 2012

awesome, wish it was all the originals though :)

The Elder

The Elder said on the 3rd Feb, 2012

the current lineup for kiss is gene simmons, paul stanley, eric singer & tommy thayer;)

The Elder

The Elder said on the 3rd Feb, 2012

kiss proudly presents 'the wheelchair tour' australian leg
supported by brian wilson j/k

im sure the kiss army are stoked. good luck to them

yes, as a long standing member of the kiss army we are glad, enough quips about how old they are, they have outlasted
many before them. the kiss army is the best army!:p

hedonism gibbon

hedonism gibbon said on the 5th Feb, 2012

norman gunston would be proud