Wednesday, January 21, 2009
KISS TO PLAY HISTORIC STADIUM IN ARGENTINA
KISS will be closing out the Quilmes Rock Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 5 at the historic El Monumental de Nuñez or River Plate Stadium. Built in 1938, the stadium is home to the Club Atlético River Plate soccer team and is to be considered the national stadium of Argentina. The first match played in this stadium was on 25 May 1938 between River Plate and Peñarol from Uruguay. River won 3-1.
The stadium was renovated several times, most notably for the 1978 World Cup, when the missing stands of one side were erected to complete the circle around the field.
The stadium has room for 65,645 people, and was renewed for the 1978 World Cup; the opening and final matches were both held in the Monumental, which had a capacity of 76,600 at the time because all of the populars stands were standing-rooms.
Countless bands and artists have played the stadium including Bon Jovi, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Luis Miguel, Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, U2, Guns N' Roses as well as KISS. KISS will close the 5 -day rock festival which includes a performance by Iron Maiden on March 28.