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Kiss Set For 21-Date Summer Tour
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Kiss Set For 21-Date Summer Tour
Kiss has just announced a 19-date Canadian run for this summer. The New York City legends will kick off their summer trek on July 5th in Victoria, British Columbia and, as of now, wrap things up on August 16th in Orlando, Florida. Pollstar posted that the tour will take in stops in Vancouver, British Columbia; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Ottawa, Ontario; and Montreal. In addition to the tour-closing final date in Orlando, the only other U.S. show is set for July 20th in Cadott, Wisconsin at Rock Fest at Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds.
 
Paul Stanley told us that he looks at the big picture when considering Kiss' career: "When you think of Muhammad Ali, you think of him as the champ. You don't think of the times he lost -- and he did. I'd rather think of us in those terms. Nobody stays on top all the time, but who's been champ longest?"
 
Gene Simmons told us that despite the knocks Kiss has received from the rock press over the years, that sometimes in rock n' roll, style actually makes for excellent substance: "Y'know, every few years there's a kind of born-again thing that happens with Kiss, a kick in the butt. And despite the naysayers and whoever else we have long since buried in our backyards of mansions that bad reviews built us -- we all live and die by the masses. So interestingly enough, the movies that I go see, that I love, when I read the reviews, I'm shocked because I always get the sense, 'Oh, they must have seen a different movie.' So when I go see G.I. Joe, or Transformers, or some of the other great thrill-rides; This ain't Shakespeare! (Laughs) But it also doesn't pretend to be. That's not why I'm going. I wanna see the world blow up." 
 
UPDATED: Kiss tour dates (subject to change):
July 5 - Victoria, BC - Save On Foods Memorial Centre 
July 6 - Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena 
July 8 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place 
July 10 - Lethbridge, AB - ENMAX Centre 
July 12 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place 
July 13 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome 
July 14 - Saskatoon, SK - Credit Union Centre 
July 16 - Regina, SK - Evraz Place 
July 17 - Brandon, MB - Keystone Centre 
July 18 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre 
July 20 - Cadott, WI - Rock Fest at Chippewa Valley Festival Grounds
July 23 - Sudbury, ON - Sudbury Arena 
July 25 - Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place 
July 26 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 
July 27 - London, ON - Budweiser Gardens 
July 29 - Montreal, ON - Bell Centre 
July 31 - Saint John, NB - Harbour Station 
August 1 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Metro Centre 
August 3, 4 - St. John's, NL - Mile One Centre 
August 16 - Orlando, FL - Amway Center

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