KISS Fans To Decide Routing
Posted on Monday April 6, 2009 at 09:06 AM
This year marks 35 years since KISS unleashed Gene Simmons’ tongue on an unsuspecting world, and now you have a chance to bring the costumed rock ‘n’ roll crusaders to your town in the first-ever “fan-routed” tour.
To accomplish this bit of KISS derring do, the band has partnered with social media company Eventful to make fans’ dreams a reality come September.
According to a statement released by the band:
“No matter where the fans say – from stadiums to cornfields – if there are enough votes, KISS will be there!”
Furthermore, the balloting will be weighted to give small towns a fair chance with the final site determined by population size versus total votes.
Simmons, along with Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, will make an official announcement in a video scheduled to appear on KISS Online at 3 p.m. today Eastern Daylight Time (high noon on the West Coast). Immediately following the announcement, fans will be able to cast their votes at Eventful.com to determine where KISS will play in the U.S. and Canada.
Plus, just for voting, fans will have an opportunity to purchase pre-sale tickets prior to the general onsale. That is, as soon as the band figures out where the fans want them to play. As an added incentive, fans are also encouraged to create their own viral KISS vids online, with the best of the best being shown in individual towns and cities each night before the band takes the stage.
“KISS has never followed the rules – we have always broken them. KISS has never listened to critics – we have always listened only to the fans,” Simmons said. “It’s time to give back to the fans with bigger shows and longer set lists. And for the first time anywhere, we want our fans to tell us where they want us, and when.”