Rock Icons KISS Start Their 2010 North American Tour, The Hottest Show on Earth, With Record-Breaking Ticket and Merchandise Sales
LOS ANGELES, California /PRNewswire/ — Planning to see rock icons KISS this summer during their 2010 North American tour, The Hottest Show on Earth? Plan on buying tickets in advance. Last weekend, the legendary rockers started their 32-city tour with record-breaking crowds in Cheyenne, WY, and Minot (Bismarck area), ND. KISS is also the first rock act to completely sellout the grandstands in Minot (more than 15,000 people), they broke Taylor Swift’s 2009 gross merchandise sales record in both cities and KISS gave back by donating more than $30,000 from their ticket sales to Wounded Warrior Care Project, a non-profit veterans organization.
“We know that times are tough for The KISS Army of fans and that’s why we’re giving back,” said KISS bassist and co-founder Gene Simmons. “We’re committed to giving our fans the biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show for their hard-earned money.”
“While we give our fans the greatest show ever, we also want to help guarantee that our country’s brave men and women who return from fighting overseas receive the medical care that they have sacrificed for and is owed to them. While our government is tied up in bureaucracy, the KISS Army has taken up the cause. We’re donating $1 from every ticket sold, to the Wounded Warrior Care Project,” added KISS rhythm guitarist and co-founder Paul Stanley.
Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played for millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. 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 years.
The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America.
There is no other band in the vast history of rock music that has mesmerized generations of music fans in the same way as this revolutionary and iconic quartet that continues to acquire generations of new fans year after year.
|THE HOTTEST SHOW ON EARTH SUMMER TOUR DATES|
|Fri Aug 06||Philadelphia, PA||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat Aug 07||Boston, MA||Comcast Center|
|Mon Aug 09||Indianapolis, IN||Indiana State Fairgrounds *|
|Tues Aug 10||Sault Ste. Marie, ON||Essar Centre, ON *|
|Fri Aug 13||Buffalo, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|Sat Aug 14||Wantagh, NY||Nikon at Jones Beach Theater|
|Sun Aug 15||Scranton, PA||Toyota Pavilion|
|Tues Aug 17||Saratoga Springs, NY||Saratoga Performing Arts Center|
|Thu Aug 19||Uncasville, CT||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Fri Aug 20||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center|
|Sat Aug 21||Washington DC||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Fri Aug 27||Virginia Beach, VA||Virginia Beach Amphitheater|
|Sat Aug 28||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Sun Aug 29||Raleigh, NC||Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek|
|Tues Aug 31||Atlanta, GA||Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood|
|Thu Sep 02||Milwaukee, WI||Marcus Amphitheatre|
|Fri Sep 03||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre|
|Sat Sep 04||St. Paul, MN||Minnesota State Fair *|
|Fri Sep 10||Toronto, ON||Molson Canadian Amphitheatre|
|Sat Sep 11||Detroit, MI||DTE Energy Music Theatre|
|Sun Sep 12||Cleveland, OH||Blossom Music Center|
|Fri Sep 17||Houston, TX||Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion|
|Sat Sep 18||Dallas, TX||Pizza Hut Park *|
|Sun Sep 19||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Wed Sep 22||Sandy, UT||Rio Tinto Stadium *|
|Fri Sep 24||Phoenix, AZ||Cricket Wireless Pavilion|
|Sat Sep 25||Fontana, CA||Epicenter Festival, Auto Club Speedway|
SOURCE LCO Communications