Friday, November 20, 2020

KISS announce New Year’s Eve livestream concert event

KISS will perform a virtual pay-per-view concert on New Year's Eve from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

“KISS 2020 Goodbye” will see the classic rock band end the year with a livestream event on December 31 from the city’s Atlantis Dubai hotel and resort.

Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, fans around the world will be able to access the show, while several thousand hotel attendees will be viewing from their balconies.

"Frankly, I wasn't interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A.," Paul Stanley tells Rolling Stone. "Not that those aren't good, but they aren't KISS. Either we do this right, or we don't do it. For us, size matters. We don't have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We're just making sure it's on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we're in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they're a part of it."

"We play big,”
adds Gene Simmons. “There's not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It's like the Fourth of July. You don't want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won't be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can't tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we're naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.”

Full event and ticket details are available at

The Dubai concert is part of the KISS’ ongoing "End Of The Road" farewell tour, which opened in Vancouver, BC in January of 2019.

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