Legendary Rock Icons KISS Return to North America With The Hottest Show on Earth Tour

The Hottest Show on Earth tour, produced by Live Nation, will trek through a mix of arenas and amphitheaters throughout North America. Tickets for shows produced by Live Nation go on sale to the general public in select markets beginning June 4 at LiveNation.com. Citi® cardmembers can access presale tickets beginning Wednesday, June 2 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. KISS is also giving back to the United States Armed Forces by donating one dollar from each ticket sold to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.

Dr Pepper is a proud sponsor of the KISS tour and will be offering exciting contests and prizes in tour markets. Watch and listen for the Dr Pepper Cherry and KISS TV and radio spots that will be back on the air in late June.

KISS has given some of today’s now-legendary bands their first shot by opening for the band at sold out arenas and stadiums around the world — AC/DC, BON JOVI, RUSH, IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and many others. Now, the legendary rockers are partnering with Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument retailer, for Guitar Center On-Stage, an unsigned band competition that will provide emerging artists the chance to open for KISS at 22 of the band’s tour stops. In addition, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley will choose one grand-prize winner to receive a $10,000 Guitar Center shopping spree among other prizes. For more information, visit www.GCOnstage.com. Registration begins on June 1.

For the first time, KISS will host a live internet chat on Facebook via Ustream on June 1 to give fans an opportunity to speak directly with the band about the tour. Users can watch and interact by visiting the official KISS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KISS.

There is no other band in the vast history of rock music that has mesmerized generations of music fans in the same way as this revolutionary and iconoclastic quartet that continues to acquire generations of new fans year after year.

For complete ticket and tour information visit www.KISSonline.com and www.LiveNation.com.


  Fri Jul 23 Cheyenne, WY       Cheyenne Frontier Days *
  Sat Jul 24 Minot, ND          North Dakota State Fair *
  Thu Jul 29 Pittsburgh, PA     First Niagara Pavilion
  Fri Jul 30 Cincinnati, OH     Riverbend Music Center
  Sat Jul 31 Hershey, PA        Hershey Park Stadium
  Fri Aug 06 Philadelphia, PA   Susquehanna Bank Center
  Sat Aug 07 Boston, MA         Comcast Center
  Mon Aug 09 Indianapolis, IN   Indiana State Fairgrounds *
                                 Darien Lake Performing Arts
  Fri Aug 13 Buffalo, NY         Center
  Sat Aug 14 Wantagh, NY        Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
  Sun Aug 15 Scranton, PA       Toyota Pavilion
  Thu Aug 19 Uncasville, CT     Mohegan Sun Arena
  Fri Aug 20 Holmdel, NJ        PNC Bank Arts Center
  Sat Aug 21 Washington DC      Jiffy Lube Live
  Fri Aug 27 Virginia Beach, VA Virginia Beach Amphitheater
  Sat Aug 28 Charlotte, NC      Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
                                 Time Warner Cable Music
  Sun Aug 29 Raleigh, NC         Pavilion at Walnut Creek
  Thu Sep 02 Milwaukee, WI      Marcus Amphitheatre
                                 First Midwest Bank
  Fri Sep 03 Chicago, IL         Amphitheatre
  Sat Sep 04 St. Paul, MN       Minnesota State Fair *
  Fri Sep 10 Toronto, ON        Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
  Sat Sep 11 Detroit, MI        DTE Energy Music Theatre
  Sun Sep 12 Cleveland, OH      Blossom Music Center
                                 Cynthia Woods Mitchell
  Fri Sep 17 Houston, TX         Pavilion
  Sat Sep 18 Dallas, TX         Pizza Hut Park *
  Sun Sep 19 San Antonio, TX    AT&T Center
  Wed Sep 22 Sandy, UT          Rio Tinto Stadium *
  Fri Sep 24 Phoenix, AZ        Cricket Wireless Pavilion

  * These shows are not produced by Live Nation

  About KISS

KISS, the legendary American rock band formed in New York City in 1972, is one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Their career milestones are staggering. KISS is one of America’s top gold-record champions which recorded 37 albums over 36 years and has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. Over thirty years of record-breaking tours around the globe include high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the 2005 Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, and, most recently, the 2009 finale of American Idol that boasted 30 million viewers.

The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans. In 2009, KISS was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Sonic Boom, KISS’ first album in 11 years and produced by Paul Stanley, is available exclusively at Wal-Mart, Walmart.com and Sam’s Club. For additional information on KISS, visit www.KISSonline.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment is the largest live entertainment company in the world, consisting of five businesses: concert promotion and venue operations, sponsorship, ticketing solutions, e-commerce and artist management. Live Nation seeks to innovate and enhance the live entertainment experience for artists and fans: before, during and after the show. In 2009, Live Nation sold 140 million tickets, promoted 21,000 concerts, partnered with 850 sponsors and averaged 25 million unique monthly users of its e-commerce sites. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors

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CONTACT: Liam Collopy, +1-310-300-0950, ext. 232,
[email protected], or Lee Runchey, +1-310-300-0950, ext. 248,
[email protected], both for KISS; or Liz Morentin of LIVE NATION,
+1-310-975-6860, [email protected]