Friday, January 27, 2023

KISS expand Off The Soundboard series with rare 1984 performance

KISS is expanding their Off The Soundboard live bootleg series with the April 7 release of a 1984 show in Poughkeepsie, NY.

"KISS – Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984" captures the group’s short-lived lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Carr, and guitarist Mark St. John in performance on November 28, 1984 at the Mid-Hudson Arena as part of the band’s Animalize world tour.

The event marked the first full live appearance of St. John who, due to reactive arthritis, was virtually unable to perform and was replaced for all but two-and-a-half shows on the tour by Bruce Kulick; he died of a brain hemorrhage in 2007 at the age of 51.

The fifth authorized release in the series features the only known soundboard recording with St. John as the band delivered material from seven different albums, and the set includes the “Aminalize” lead single, “Heaven’s On Fire”, and deep cut, “Under The Gun.” While the tracks “Young And Wasted” and “Rock And Roll All Nite” from this show are incomplete due to a tape change and tape space - these recordings were originally for archival use - this live recording is of historical importance due to St. John’s appearance.

"Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984" will be available in multiple formats, including CD, 2LP, digital and streaming packages, with a limited edition 2LP set pressed on 180-gram custard yellow vinyl which are available exclusively through the official KISS online store.

KISS is scheduled to resume their End Of The Road farewell tour with a series of concerts in South America that will begin in Manaus, Brazil on April 12.

KISS was named the No. 1 Rock News Artist Of The Year and delivered the No. 3, No. 6, and No. 9 Rock News Stories Of The Year as part of the 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards.

Get your copy of the greatest hits set “KISS 40” here.

"Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, NY 1984"

Release date: April 7

01. Detroit Rock City
02. Cold Gin
03. Creatures Of The Night
04. Fits Like A Glove
05. Heaven's On Fire
06. Guitar Solo
07. Under the Gun
08. War Machine
09. Drum Solo
10. Young and Wasted (incomplete)
11. Bass Solo
12. I Love It Loud
13. I Still Love You
14. Love Gun
15. Black Diamond
16. Oh! Susanna
17. Lick It Up
18. Rock And Roll All Nite (incomplete)

See also:

KISS and Journey win 2022 hennemusic Rock News Awards
Rock News Artist Of The Year No. 1: KISS
Rock News Story Of The Year No. 3: KISS
KISS announce final UK tour dates
Search KISS at hennemusic