Archive for August, 2009

KISS 35th anniversary tour dates finalized

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

KISS has just announced the scheduled dates for their “KISS Alive 35” tour in celebration of 35 years of the band, as well as in support of their upcoming studio album, “Sonic Boom,” scheduled for an October 6th release.

The tour is set to hit 39 different cities, with their two opening shows both to be played in the “Rock City,” Detroit, on September 25th and 26th. The tour will continue throughout the fall, with the final show taking place in Dallas, TX on December 6th.

On the tour the band has seven scheduled Canadian stops, with one more scheduled for October 7th in Oshawa, a show that was recently surrounded in controversy due to KISS leaving the city off the itinerary despite having won an online poll that guaranteed them a show. However, band co-founder Gene Simmons had revealed under pressure that the band had planned all along to play in Oshawa on the day their new album is released, but wanted to keep it a surprise.

KISS Tickets have gone on sale for some cities, but many other cities are still waiting for the public sale to take place Saturday, August 29th, and even more still are waiting for any ticket information at all.

For a full list of dates, check the listings below. And remember to continue checking back for more information on the to-be announced ticket sales.

Canadian KISS Tour Dates

London KISS Tickets: Sep 29 – John Labatt Centre – London, Ontario
Montreal KISS Tickets: Oct 1 – Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec
Toronto KISS Tickets: Oct 2 – Air Canada Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Winnipeg KISS Tickets: Nov 9 – MTS Centre – Winnipeg, Manitoba
Saskatoon KISS Tickets: Nov 10 – Credit Union Centre – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Calgary KISS Tickets: Nov 12 – Pengrowth Saddledome – Calgary, Alberta
Vancouver KISS Tickets: Nov 14 – General Motors Place – Vancouver, British Columbia

U.S KISS Tour Dates

Sep 25 – Cobo Arena – Detroit, MI
Sep 26 – Cobo Arena – Detroit, MI
Sep 28 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH
Oct 3 – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
Oct 5 – TD Banknorth Garden – Boston, MA
Oct 9 – Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Oct 10 – Madison Square Garden – New York, NY
Oct 12 – Wachovia Center – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 – Verizon Center – Washington, DC
Oct 16 – Hampton Coliseum – Hampton, VA
Oct 17 – Bi-Lo Center – Greenville, SC
Oct 19 – Pensacola Civic Center – Pensacola, FL
Oct 21 – St. Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
Oct 22 – Bank Atlantic Centre – Sunrise, FL
Oct 24 – Birmingham Jefferson Arena – Birmingham, AL
Oct 26 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, GA
Oct 28 – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN
Oct 29 – Verizon Arena – Little Rock, AR
Oct 31 – Voodoo Experience – New Orleans, LA
Nov 6 – United Center – Chicago, IL
Nov 7 – Target Center – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 15 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA
Nov 17 – Rose Garden – Portland, OR
Nov 20 – ARCO Arena – Sacramento, CA
Nov 21 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
Nov 24 – Honda Center – Anaheim, CA
Nov 25 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 27 – Sports Arena – San Diego, CA
Dec 1 – Jobing.com Arena – Glendale, AZ
Dec 2 – UTEP Special Events Center – El Paso, TX
Dec 4 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, TX
Dec 5 – Toyota Centre – Houston, TX
Dec 6 – American Airlines Centre – Dallas, TX