Rock legends KISS are set to bring their new â€œSonic Boom Over Europe: From the Beginning To the Boomâ€ tour to Europe in Summer 2010.
With multiple dates across Europe, the â€œSonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boomâ€ is set to be THE rock event of 2010, building on the incredible success of the 2009 â€œSonic Boomâ€ album.
â€œSonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boomâ€ will see dates in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Demark, Holland, France, Spain, Belgium and, not only will the tour feature KISSâ€™s first UK arena shows in 11 years, but it will see the band breaking new ground completely with their first ever shows in Slovakia.
Acclaim for KISS on their current spectacular, sell-out, â€œKISS Alive 35â€ North American tour has been universal. METAL HAMMER hailed the â€œReturn Of The Kings!â€ MOJO declared: â€œA KISS show is as thrilling and bombastic now as it was in 1975.â€
Whilst utilizing elements of â€œKISS Alive 35â€, â€œSonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boomâ€ will be a fresh, new show tailored to the bands European fans and showcasing the brand new â€œSonic Boomâ€ album.
Widely acclaimed as another KISS classic, â€œSonic Boomâ€ rocked Planet Earth when it debuted worldwide and burned up the charts â€“ the album is also the highest charting album of KISSâ€™ career in the USA.
Paul Stanley says, â€œThe “KISS Alive 35 Tour” was just the start.â€Sonic Boom Over Europe” leaves that show in the dust. New stage, new setlist, new outfits, new album! We’re covering the whole musical history of the band on a stage that takes KISS one giant step further in our eight inch heels. We’re stoked. You wanted the best? You GOT the best!â€
Gene Simmons says, â€œNow. More than Ever. KISS is a four wheel drive monster truck. Our mission? To rock Planet Earth. To spread the gospel of Sonic Boomâ€
With over 80 million album sales worldwide, KISS remain one of the most iconic and influential rock bands of all time. Throughout their stellar 35 year career KISS have established themselves as one of the great live rock bands. Kiss was named by VH1 as 10th on their list of the ‘100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock’. On September 23, 2009, Kiss was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
On November 25, 2009, KISS will perform to a global audience when their show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles is streamed live on Facebook. This one off event will be unique chance for European fans to see the â€œKISS Alive 35â€ show before it changes for the European run – the perfect warm up to the must see tour of 2010
â€œSonic Boom Over Europe: From The Beginning To The Boomâ€ tour dates are as follows
Fri 7th May Dublin, O2 Arena (Eire)
Sun 9th May Glasgow, SECC (UK)
Mon 10th May Manchester, Arena (UK)
Tue 11th May Birmingham, LG Arena (UK)
Thu 13th May London, Wembley Arena (UK)
Sun 16th May Zurich, Hallenstadion (Switzerland)
Mon 17th May Geneva, Arena (Switzerland)
Tues 18th May Milan, Mediolanum Forum (Italy)
Thurs 20th May Vienna, Stadhalle (Austria)
Fri 21st May Ostrava, Cez Arena (Czech Republic)
Sun 23rd May Prague, O2 Arena (Czech Republic)
Wed 26th May Berlin, O2 World (Germany)
Thurs 27th May Leipzig, Arena (Germany)
Sat 29th May Bratislava, Stadium (Slovakia)
Mon 31st May Hamburg, Colorline Arena (Germany)
Tues 1st June Oberhausen, Koenig Pilsner Arena (Germany)
Tues 8th June Trondheim, Lerkendal Open Site (Norway)
Thurs 10th June Tampere, Sauna Rock (Finland)
Sat 12th June Stockholm, Stadium (Sweden)
Sun 13th June Malmo, Stadium (Sweden)
Mon 14th June Oslo, Valhall (Norway)
Wed 16th June Aalborg, Gigantium (Denmark)
Fri 18th June Arnhem, Gelredome (Holland)
Sun 20th June Clisson, Hellfest (France)
Tues 22nd June Madrid, Palacio De Los Deportes (Spain)
Fri 25th June Vitoria, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain)
Sun 27th June Graspop Festival (Belgium)
Plus Special Guests
Friday 7th May 2010
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