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The Spider 200613-1526RT_Ross Halfin

We’ve always known that Kiss presents one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll shows on earth but their October tour of Australia will be more spectacular than ever. For the first time, they’ll be bringing their amazing ‘Spider’ production down under.

Get your face paint ready Australia because Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer are on their way Down Under in October as part of their 40th Anniversary world tour. Kicking off at the Perth Arena on Saturday October 3, then to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, for the first time ever Newcastle and with New Zealand to be announced next week, it’s the news the rabid KISS army fans have been waiting for!

KISS_Japan2013_Backcover-top copyPaul Stanley said: “I’ve loved Australia since the very first time I visited. It is one of the greatest secrets on earth and probably better to keep it that way. The food, wine and women are all extraordinary and everyone has always welcomed me and made me feel like it is home.”
KISS has just completed a Japanese tour, which coincided with the release of a collaboration single with the country’s famous all-girl group Momoiro Clover Z. The song “Yumeno Ukiyoni Saitemina” (Samurai Son) – composed by Paul Stanley – hit #1 on the Japanese charts introducing KISS to a whole new generation of fans. The tour ended with a show for 40,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome last week, featuring the Momoiro Clover Z girls joining KISS for the encore.

The spider concept came from Paul Stanley. He did a basic sketch of a monster above the stage that tied in with the 2012 ‘Monster’ album. A 3D cad drawing was produced that was sent to a specialist rigging company in Las Vegas, who worked on how to build it, hang it and move it. It is shipped in 16 x 48’ semi trailers and has a total weight of the show is 96,000 pounds {43,500 kgs}. The KISS spider show uses 900 pieces of Pyrotechnics, 20 Flame machines and 300kgs of dry ice and powered by 400,000 watts of sound!. There are over 60 touring staff and over 100 local staff to build the show.

Add in showmanship that continues to thrill audiences around the world, plus countless anthems hits like ‘Rock’n’Roll All Nite’, ‘I Was Made For Loving You’, ‘Detroit Rock City’, ‘Love Gun’, ‘Shout It Out Loud’, ‘Lick It Up’ and ‘God Gave Rock’n’Roll To You’, and you’ve got a KISS concert is like no other.


Special guests are The Dead Daisies, a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world’s best rock musicians. This tour features Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, The Psychedelic Furs), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, RATT), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses, Hookers & Blow), David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol). The band supported KISS on US dates last year and will also join them for the European tour in June. The Dead Daisies are currently recording their second studio album in Australia to be released in June 2015.

KISS is celebrating two major milestones, their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th Anniversary. KISS 40, a new album celebrating 40 years of Rock ‘N Roll is available now.

Saturday October 3 PERTH Arena
Tuesday October 6 ADELAIDE Entertainment Centre
Thursday October 8 MELBOURNE Rod Laver Arena
Saturday October 10 SYDNEY AllPhones Arena
Monday October 12 NEWCASTLE Entertainment Centre
Tuesday October 13 BRISBANE Entertainment Centre

Tickets on sale – Thursday March 26 at 2.00pm from & 132 849

KISS fan club members presale – Monday 16th March 2.00pm – Wednesday 18th March 10.00pm.

VIP packages, including opportunities to meet the band, are available from Ticketek.

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