Wednesday, July 18, 2012

KISS to play free private show for US troops and veterans

KISS have announced that they’ll play a private show for US troops and veterans on Thursday at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia.

The show comes on the eve of the band’s summer tour with Mötley Crüe, which kicks off Friday at the same location.

KISS will put on their show for over 2,000 service men and women, who were provided with free tickets to the private event.

KISS also teamed up with Hiring Our Heroes, a campaign by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that aims to get veterans back into the workforce.

KISS has hired a military veteran to be a roadie for their upcoming national tour. KISS bassist Gene Simmons said that hiring veterans "is the most important thing that we can do.” The band held an open call and after receiving over 1,900 applications for the job, Paul Jordan, an army serviceman from Buford, Georgia was chosen. Jordan, who has devoted over 20 years to the military serving three voluntary tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, is a life-long KISS fan and member of the KISS Army who sports a tattoo of Gene Simmons on his chest. Jordan reports for his new job as roadie, with his first full show on July 19.


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