KISS Tour

EVENT VENUE DATE/TIME  
Kiss & Def Leppard Usana Amphitheatre
Salt Lake City, UT
Monday
6/23/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Pepsi Center – Denver
Denver, CO
Wednesday
6/25/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Sleep Country Amphitheater (Formerly Clark County Amphitheater)
Ridgefield, WA
Friday
6/27/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, WA
Sunday
6/29/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Concord Pavilion (formerly Sleep Train Pavilion)
Concord, CA
Wednesday
7/2/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Wheatland, CA
Thursday
7/3/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – CA
Irvine, CA
Saturday
7/5/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Sleep Train Amphitheatre – Chula Vista (formerly Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre)
Chula Vista, CA
Sunday
7/6/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard The Forum – CA
Inglewood, CA
Tuesday
7/8/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Ak-Chin Pavilion (Formerly Desert Sky Pavilion)
Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday
7/9/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Austin360 Amphitheater
Austin, TX
Saturday
7/12/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Gexa Energy Pavilion (Formerly Superpages.com Center)
Dallas, TX
Sunday
7/13/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
Tuesday
7/15/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Bridgestone Arena (Formerly Sommet Center)
Nashville, TN
Wednesday
7/16/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Aarons Amphitheatre At Lakewood (formerly Lakewood Amphitheatre)
Atlanta, GA
Friday
7/18/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte (Formerly Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Charlotte, NC
Saturday
7/19/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Walnut Creek Amphitheatre (formerly TWC Music Pavilion)
Raleigh, NC
Sunday
7/20/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Cruzan Amphitheatre (formerly Sound Advice Amphitheatre)
West Palm Beach, FL
Tuesday
7/22/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre At The Florida State Fairgrounds (formerly Live Nation Amphitheatre)
Tampa, FL
Wednesday
7/23/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Jiffy Lube Live (Formerly Nissan Pavilion)
Bristow, VA
Friday
7/25/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard PNC Bank Arts Center
Holmdel, NJ
Saturday
7/26/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Xfinity Center – MA (formerly Comcast Center)
Mansfield, MA
Friday
8/1/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Boardwalk Hall Arena – Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday
8/2/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Susquehanna Bank Center
Camden, NJ
Sunday
8/3/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Tuesday
8/5/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Wantagh, NY
Wednesday
8/6/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (Formerly Virginia Beach Amphitheatre)
Virginia Beach, VA
Friday
8/8/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain (formerly Ford Pavilion)
Scranton, PA
Saturday
8/9/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Xfinity Theatre (formerly Comcast Theatre)
Hartford, CT
Sunday
8/10/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Toronto, ON
Tuesday
8/12/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Darien Center, NY
Wednesday
8/13/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Alpine Valley Music Theatre
Elkhorn, WI
Friday
8/15/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (formerly Tweeter Center-il)
Tinley Park, IL
Saturday
8/16/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Target Center
Minneapolis, MN
Sunday
8/17/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Wells Fargo Arena – IA
Des Moines, IA
Wednesday
8/20/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Klipsch Music Center (Formerly Verizon Wireless Music Center – IN)
Noblesville, IN
Friday
8/22/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
Saturday
8/23/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard First Niagara Pavilion (Formerly Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake)
Burgettstown, PA
Sunday
8/24/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Tuesday
8/26/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Verizon Wireless Amphitheater – MO
Maryland Heights, MO
Thursday
8/28/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard Bank Of Oklahoma Center
Tulsa, OK
Friday
8/29/2014
7:00PM

Kiss & Def Leppard The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Spring, TX
Sunday
8/31/2014
7:00PM


Kiss Articles

KISS, Def Leppard, Poison Fan the Flames of Summer MegaTour : March 12, 2014

As if classic rock fans needed any further encouragement, Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell has sort-of hinted that the band may be going on a joint tour with fellow theatrical ...

Nirvana, KISS, Peter Gabriel Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : October 16, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame nominees for 2014 have just been announced, and to be honest with you, I can't believe none of them haven't already decked the Hall. Leading the nom ...

KISS Paints Face of Canada with ‘Monster Tour’ This Summer : April 04, 2013

KISS has added a month’s worth of Canadian dates to its current world tour that also serves as a 40th anniversary celebration. The dates will kick off July 5 in Victoria, BC, ...

Album Review: KISS ‘Monster’ : November 10, 2012

It feels like I should be talking about how long it has been since this band took up the charge of heavy, epic rock music, but they have technically been back for a while now, with ...

Jimmy Buffett, Black Keys, KISS Hold Free Final Four Concert Series : March 21, 2012

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four championship is just over a week away, and this year’s host city, New Orleans, will host a free concert series during the event. Jimmy Buff ...

KISS Yanked from Lineup of Jackson Tribute Concert : August 17, 2011

The rock band Kiss has been dropped out of the line-up for the tribute concert for Michael Jackson after fans of the late pop singer's became outraged by their previous inclusion. ...

KISS to Rock Canada/Northern US This Summer : May 10, 2011

This summer the iconic rock band KISS will be taking to the road once again. Their gigs will spread out across parts of Canada and the northern portion of the U.S. The outing wi ...

KISS heat up summer with "Hottest Show on Earth" : May 24, 2010

Rock legends Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer which compose the four-man rock group KISS will be embarking on a 30-city US tour dubbed as the “Hottest Sho ...

KISS Tour Paints North America This Fall : August 24, 2009

The original face painters KISS are alive and well, preparing to blanket North America with their 40-date mega tour which is set to launch in Detroit on September 25 & 26. Dubbed ...


Kiss Biography

The hard rock American band KISS was established in 1973 in New York City. The group, which is known for their outrageous stage outfits and face paint, rose to prominence during the middle and late 1970s based on their elaborate live performances featuring pyrotechnics, levitating drum kits, shooting rockets, smoking guitars, blood spitting and fire breathing. To date KISS has had 24 gold albums. They have sold over 40 million US albums, with 19 million of them being RIAA certified. The band's worldwide sales is over 100 million albums.

The most identifiable and successful lineup for KISS is the one from 1973-80, which included Paul Stanley (rhythm guitar and vocals), Gene Simmons (bass guitar and vocals), Ace Frehley (vocals and lead guitar), and Peter Criss (vocals, percussion and drums). With their costumes and makeup the band members took on comic book-like character personas: Catman (Criss) Space Ace or Spaceman (Frehley), The Demon (Simmons) and Starchild (Stanley).

According to the band, the fans ultimately chose what their makeup designs were. Paul Stanley was the “Starchild” due to him being frequently refer to as a “hopeless romantic” or “starry-eyed lover.” Simmons's “Demon” makeup was a reflection of his dark humor and cynicism and love of comic books. The “Spaceman” makeup of Ace Frehley reflected his love of science fiction and being supposedly from another planet. The “Catman” makeup of Peter Criss became from the belief of Criss having nine lives due to his rough childhood growing up in Brooklyn.

By 1982, due to creative differences, Frehley and Criss had left the band. By that point the commercial fortunes of the band had waned considerably as well. During the 1990s nostalgia for KISS surged. In 1996 the original lineup reunited. Their “Kiss Alive/Worldwide/Lost Cities/Reunion Tour” in 1996-1997 was the highest gross act. Frehley and Criss have once again left KISS and were replaced by Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, respectively. KISS continues to perform wearing makeup. Simmons and Stanley are the only two original and constant members.

VH1 named KISS as 10th on their “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. MTV listed the band in 9th place on their list “The Greatest Metal Bands. VH1 named KISS 56th on their “100 Greatest Artists Of All Time” list in 2010.