Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played in front of millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. Now, rock's most iconic band is unleashing another assault on North America with The Hottest Show on Earth tour starting on July 23. KISS will perform such classics as "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Nite" as well as hits that they haven't played in the US in many years.
The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tickets for shows produced by Live Nation go on sale to the general public in select markets beginning June 4 at LiveNation.com. Citi cardmembers can access presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi's Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit http://www.citiprivatepass.com/. KISS is also giving back to the United States Armed Forces by donating one dollar from each ticket sold to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dr Pepper is a proud sponsor of the KISS tour and will be offering exciting contests and prizes in tour markets. Watch and listen for the Dr Pepper Cherry and KISS TV and radio spots that will be back on the air in late June.
KISS has given some of today's now-legendary bands their first shot by opening for the band at sold out arenas and stadiums around the world -- AC/DC, BON JOVI, RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and many others. Now, the legendary rockers are partnering with Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, for Guitar Center On-Stage, an unsigned band competition that will provide emerging artists the chance to open for KISS at 22 of the band's tour stops. In addition, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree among other prizes. For more information, visit http://www.gconstage.com/ . Registration begins on June 1.
For the first time, KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via Ustream on June 1 to give fans an opportunity to speak directly with the band about the tour. Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KISS
July 23 - Cheyenne, WY - Cheyenne Frontier Days
24 - Minot, ND - North Dakota State Fair
29 - Pittsburgh, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
30 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
31 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Park Stadium
August 6 - Philadelphia, PA (Camden, NJ)- Susquehanna Bank Center
7 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
9 - Indianapolis, IN - Indiana State Fairgrounds
13 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
14 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
15 - Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion
19 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Arena
20 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
21 - Washington DC - Jiffy Lube Live
27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Virginia Beach Amphitheater
28 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
29 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
September 2 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Amphitheatre
3 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
4 - St. Paul, MN - Minnesota State Fair
10 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
11 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
12 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
17 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
18 - Dallas, TX - Pizza Hut Park
19 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
22 - Sandy, UT - Rio Tinto Stadium