Rock Icons KISS Start Their 2010 North American Tour, The Hottest Show on Earth, With Record-Breaking Ticket and Merchandise Sales

“We know that times are tough for The KISS Army of fans and that’s why we’re giving back,” said KISS bassist and co-founder Gene Simmons. “We’re committed to giving our fans the biggest, baddest, most over-the-top show for their hard-earned money.”

“While we give our fans the greatest show ever, we also want to help guarantee that our country’s brave men and women who return from fighting overseas receive the medical care that they have sacrificed for and is owed to them. While our government is tied up in bureaucracy, the KISS Army has taken up the cause. We’re donating $1 from every ticket sold, to the Wounded Warrior Care Project,” added KISS rhythm guitarist and co-founder Paul Stanley.

Throughout their 37-year career, KISS has sold 80 million albums, played for millions of people and become an integral part of American culture. KISS will perform such classics as “Detroit Rock City” and “Rock and Roll All Nite” as well as hits that they haven’t played in the US in years.

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 are now on sale and, in order to help fans in a tough economy, the band is offering a special ticket promotion. For Live Nation amphitheatres that have a lawn, up to four kids aged fourteen or under can get in free with the purchase of one adult ticket. **

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 iconic quartet that continues to acquire generations of new fans year after year.

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  Fri Jul 23        Cheyenne, WY         Cheyenne Frontier Days *
                                          North Dakota State Fair
  Sat Jul 24        Minot, ND             *
  Thu Jul 29        Pittsburgh, PA       First Niagara Pavilion
  Fri Jul 30        Cincinnati, OH       Riverbend Music Center
  Sat Jul 31        Hershey, PA          Hersheypark Stadium
  Fri Aug 06        Philadelphia, PA     Susquehanna Bank Center
  Sat Aug 07        Boston, MA           Comcast Center
                                          Indiana State
  Mon Aug 09        Indianapolis, IN      Fairgrounds *
                     Sault Ste. Marie,
  Tues Aug 10        ON                  Essar Centre, ON *
                                          Darien Lake Performing
  Fri Aug 13        Buffalo, NY           Arts Center
                                          Nikon at Jones Beach
  Sat Aug 14        Wantagh, NY           Theater
  Sun Aug 15        Scranton, PA         Toyota Pavilion
                     Saratoga Springs,    Saratoga Performing Arts
  Tues Aug 17        NY                   Center
  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
                                          Virginia Beach
  Fri Aug 27        Virginia Beach, VA    Amphitheater
                                          Verizon Wireless
  Sat Aug 28        Charlotte, NC         Amphitheatre
                                          Time Warner Cable Music
                                          Pavilion at Walnut
  Sun Aug 29        Raleigh, NC           Creek
                                          Aaron's Amphitheatre at
  Tues Aug 31       Atlanta, GA           Lakewood
  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 *
                                          Molson Canadian
  Fri Sep 10        Toronto, ON           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 *
                                          Cricket Wireless
  Fri Sep 24        Phoenix, AZ           Pavilion
                                          Epicenter Festival, Auto
  Sat Sep 25        Fontana, CA           Club Speedway

  * 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 who 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 their 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, and Sam’s Club. For additional information about KISS, visit

**Kids under 14 get in free on the lawn with the purchase of an adult lawn ticket. Up to four children per valid adult (21 and over) lawn ticket. Valid for Live Nation amphitheatres with lawns only. Subject to availability and capacity restrictions.

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