Monday, March 7, 2011

KISS postpones Japanese tour

What a difference a week makes.

Last week, KISS announced a 7-show tour of Japan in April; this week, it’s been postponed.

Here’s the announcement from KISS:

“KISS has postponed their Japanese tour to include more concert dates this fall. Tickets will not go on sale on March 12th as previously announced. Once the new tour dates are confirmed, concert information will be posted on KISSOnline.com.”

According to guitarist Tommy Thayer, KISS are set to enter the studio this month to begin the work on a follow up to 2009’s “Sonic Boom,” with guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley as producer.

While no reason was given for the postponement, I have to say that the timing of the Japan dates sounded strange because of the band’s studio plans; they would only have had a few weeks to get started before they had to head off for the April shows, and that didn’t make a lot of sense, at first glance.

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See also:

KISS Kondoms coming this month
Ace Frehley: Tampa Bay Lightning, KISS, and make up
KISS: Ace Frehley autobiography delayed to 2013
KISS: NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning play the wrong Ace
KISS: Paul Stanley and wife expecting baby girl