Friday, December 24, 2021

KISS museum to open in Las Vegas in 2022

Gene Simmons will launch a KISS museum in Las Vegas in 2022.

The 72-year-old bassist tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal that a 15,000-square-foot space at the Rio Hotel and Casino will feature “hundreds and hundreds” of items from his personal collection, including costumes, stage props and gold and platinum albums.

The Rio has hosted the KISS-themed Kiss By Monster Mini Golf since 2016; Simmons reveals that the glow-in-the-dark attraction is being expanded alongside the new museaum exhibit.

“It’s going to be breathtaking,” says Simmons, who visited the site recently. “I was there the first day, as my stuff started to come in. We have three tractor-trailers full of stuff, and it’s going to be spectacular. The fans are going to dig it. You can play golf, you can have your photo taken, you can take videos of yourself onstage with Kiss, and then go visit my private collection.”

The KISS Museum is expected to open in March, with full details to be announced at a later date.

A KISS residency in Las Vegas that was originally set to launch next week at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood was canceled without explanation in October; Simmons has since claimed that the city is “too busy” at this time of year and that the band is hoping to reschedule the series when there is less competition from other artists performing in the area at the same time. See also:

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