KISS has announced today that they will be bringing their legendary show to the virtual realm on December 31st. The show has been title ‘KISS 2020 Goodbye’, which many of us are more than ready to do! So though you may be stuck at home on New Year’s Eve, you can still rock out and have a good time.
They will be bringing their signature stage production to life and will even offer a free pre-show via a streaming service. The show will then kick off at 12pm/EST from Atlantis Dubai on December 31st. The show is going to be filmed with more than 50 cameras, so you can get a full 360 degree view. It will be like no virtual show seen before.
“Frankly, I wasn’t interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A.,” vocalist Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone. “Not that those aren’t good, but they aren’t KISS. Either we do this right, or we don’t do it. For us, size matters. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We’re just making sure it’s on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we’re in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they’re a part of it.”
Gene Simmons said, “We play big. There’s not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It’s like the Fourth of July. You don’t want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won’t be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can’t tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we’re naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.
“The best way to shut everybody up and get everybody to enjoy life right now is to make a big resounding noise and shake the heavens with some pyro,” Simmons added.
You can get your tickets at KISSGoodbye2020.com. Tickets will range from $39.99 all the way to $999. The higher tiered levels will not just get access to the live stream, but also some limited edition merchandise, like t-shirts, hoodies, a laminate, guitar picks, etc.
Will you be watching?