Wednesday, November 14, 2012
$1500 Packages to Meet Rock Band KISS Sell Out in Melbourne, Sydney & Perth ahead of Australian Tour
The Australian/ Cameron Adams
KASHED-up KISS fans have snapped up $1500 packages to meet the rock legends.
The pricey packages sold out in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth yesterday, with limited quantities left for the Brisbane and Mackay shows.
For $1500 fans get to meet and greet members of KISS, get an autograph and a photo, access to soundcheck and a pre-concert party with other fans.
It also includes a KISS guitar pick, bag, poster, plus "crowd-free merchandise shopping" and premium tickets to their Australian concerts next year.
Mötley Crüe, who are performing with KISS, are charging their fans $899 for a similiar meet and greet package.
KISS were one of the first acts to sell access to themselves to fans - a revenue stream more and more musical acts are exploring.
"No-one is forcing the fan to buy the experience. We live in a commercial world and bands are business too," Paul Cashmere of music website Noise 11 says.
"The 'meet & greet' is all about creating a new revenue stream for an act. It is on offer for the fan, not forced on them."
Cashmere said compared to dwindling album sales, KISS' meet and greets will be a major money spinner.
"The latest KISS album Monster has sold 6672 units in five weeks in Australia. For a band like KISS, they could potentially make as much money from meet and greets as they do from record sales in this country".