Kiss Announces April 'Acoustic Evening And Stories' Gig
Kiss will play a rare unplugged concert on April 3rd at Highland, California's San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino, according to Ultimate Classic Rock. The show, which comes only one week before the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is notable seeing as how co-founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have ruled out Kiss performing in any configuration at the induction ceremonies in Brooklyn. The casino gig is being dubbed, "An Acoustic Evening and Stories with Kiss," which recalls not only the band's impromptu performances at past Kiss conventions, but the original lineup's legendary 1995 reunion as part of MTV Unplugged.
The acoustic show will be filmed by AMC as part of the upcoming reality show based around the AFL football team the L.A. Kiss, which is part owned by Simmons and Stanley.
Gene Simmons told us that attending a Kiss concert should be viewed as nothing less than a religious rock experience: "There's something else going on, that somehow words don't really get to -- in the same way that, perhaps, when you think about a, a Southern Baptist church revival. Your spirit is lifted when you walk out of there. You feel glad to be alive another day. I'd like to think that when you leave our show, you feel exhilarated -- physically exhausted, but there's something to talk about."
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