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Initial post: Oct 12, 2009 5:35:50 AM PDT
MAC says:
I went to see them at the Nassau Coliseum Friday night and I have to say with all due respect to Peter & Ace, this was a fantastic KISS show. The screen was huge so there really wasn't a bad seat in the house, they played one song from Sonic, Modern Day D, and the rest was vintage KISS, had a great time.

Posted on Oct 12, 2009 9:47:14 AM PDT
would love to see them again,
seen them for the reunion tour in 96 and the "farwell" tour in 2000
fantastic stuff, glad they were both with ace and peter, they played fantastic!!
would like to see them now still, i don't care who's playing, it's gonna be a great show and great
songs no matter what!!

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 5:01:01 PM PDT
I've seen KISS many times over the years. The first time was in '78 and the last time I saw them was Monday night in Philadelphia. I have to say it was the best KISS show ever. I don't care so much that Peter and Ace have been replaced by Eric and Tommy. They've been a part of KISS for years anyway. I think their first 3 albums were their best musically and that's mostly what you got. Well put together show. If anyone is on the fence and wondering if its worth it, well.. IT IS! Just my $.02

Posted on Oct 16, 2009 4:18:32 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Hey guys, so how much are the Kiss Alive 35 Tour T-shirts selling for at the venue? Just curious. Shirts on Kiss' web site are $24.95 and $29.95. Just wondering how much more expensive the tour shirts are at the venues. Thanks. :)

Posted on Oct 18, 2009 2:15:24 PM PDT
A few observations:

"Sonic Boom" is an unbelievable CD! They should've made it years ago!

Instead of remastering the old KISS CD's, I wish they would just re-do more of the KISS KLASSICS with today's technology! The "Hotter Than Hell" CD is the worst!

I didn't think "Psycho Circus" was a bad CD --- although they should've replaced Peter's CRAPPY ballad with Ace's import song "In Your Face"! It's even better than "Into the Void" IMHO!

I saw them in Greensboro, NC in 1996! It was a dream come the time I was old enough to go to a concert, KISS took their makeup off!

They haven't announced yet, but I hope Pittsburgh is on the tour!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2009 5:36:00 AM PDT
MAC says:
I saw shirts for $35 and $40 at the show, a program was $30, about the usual prices these days.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 19, 2009 2:18:16 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Hey MAC, were the men's black Kiss concert shirts (the ones with four individual photos of each band member on the shirt) $40 or $35? One person recently posted that he saw $45 Kiss shirts at his show. I'm hoping for $35 asking price. :) I have a hard time paying $45 for a concert shirt, unless it's autographed. Ha ha. Wow, $30 for a tour program? Are they thick and nice? :) Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2009 7:07:24 AM PDT
MAC says:
Honestly, I went to Walmart on line, picked up a Sonic Boom T Shirt for $7.50 and went to the show! lol They had so many designs, Alive 35, Sonic Boom, just Gene, just Paul (not the other two) and many others. Hats were also $40 and the tour program was ordinary, nothing worth $30. In the parking lot there were $15 knock-off shirts and if you walked away the guy followed you saying okay $10, okay $10! lol Good thing Gene didn't see that! I'm with you, the prices at these shows, not just KISS but all of them, have become way over priced. When I saw KISS at the Garden, circa 1977, the ticket was $9.00, today that's not even a beer. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2009 10:21:31 AM PDT
bass boy says:
What did the T-shirts in the parking lot look like? Are they the same ones on ebay that say Kiss and Buckcherry? Just curious. I bought a Coldplay T-shirt in the parking lot this year because the merch table merchadise was, well, not that great. I love Coldplay, but the shirt in the parking lot was thicker, had a better print job and actually had the dates and cities on the back of the shirt. The shirt inside didn't list the dates on the back, at least the shirt I wanted to get earlier. I usually go for official merch, to try and support the band. But man, $40 a T-shirt? It better be thick and last a long, long time. Ha ha.

Posted on Oct 21, 2009 10:51:39 AM PDT
MRT says:
seen kiss oct,17 in greenville sc, after seeing every incarnation of band(except vinnie vincent-shiow was canceled before i could see it)this was THE BEST kiss show i've ever seen.been a fan since 74 and have found something to like about every incarnation of the band

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 11:07:59 AM PDT
MAC says:
The parking lot T shirts were nice quality I have to say, the design did not include the opening act, just KISS Alive 35 on the front, did not see the back, maybe Buckcherry was the back design, I wasn't buying so I did not pay close attention.

MRT: Thanks for your comments, I really thought the show was great and like you, we are old enough to have seen many incarnations, including the "originals" (remember that album)! With the tour going well and the new CD at number 2, KISS is enjoying an unexpected comeback, if they get into the Rock & Roll HOF, it will be the icing on the cake.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 11:27:04 AM PDT

I love Gene's comment about the R&R Hall of Fame and Rolling Stone magazine and other critics:

"Pleasing aging hippies is NOT at the top of my priority list!"


In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 1:09:59 PM PDT
MAC says:
Jonathan, I did not read that quote, it's so TRUE! Leave it to Gene to put things in perspective. I would love to see them get in and give a great speech and rock those snobs right out of the place! lol

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 1:27:59 PM PDT
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It was on the X-Treme Close-up DVD around the "Revenge Tour" era!
I think it was also quoted on the "Kiss My Ass" DVD, I can't remember!
One or the other or both!

Every year, when they list the inductees into the R&R HoF, I say, "... KISS is better than <they> are! KISS has sold more CD's than <they> have!" etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 1:35:41 PM PDT
MAC says:
Jonathan, spot on! KISS, Yes, Alice Cooper, Rush, Jethro Tull and others are far more deserving than some of the others.

I didn't know KISS My Ass was also a DVD, I have to pick that up, I only have the CD. Thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 21, 2009 2:43:14 PM PDT

I owned every DVD they put out.....until the 3 volumes of KISSOLOGY came out! Then, I tossed every bootleg video I had and sold X-Treme Close-up, The Second Coming, etc.! The "Kiss my Ass" DVD has Paul showing off 1970's pictures of them without makeup!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2009 5:40:09 AM PDT
club 7 says:
i saw sonic boom t-shirts at walmart for about $5.50

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2009 8:30:47 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 22, 2009 8:32:58 AM PDT
bass boy says:
Yes, Walmart is selling T-shirts that have the Sonic Boom and Destroyer album cover art. They are $5 each in stores, but they are hard to find. I had to get my Destroyer from an employee in the back warehouse part. The Destroyer (actually, it's just the Kiss guys, with KISS in yellow lights above them, not the ruins and background from the LP cover) shirt has a distressed look and is great. The Sonic Boom shirt is bright and colorful (not distressed) like the CD cover. Sometimes these shirts are on the Kiss Korners in Walmart, sometimes they are in the clothing section, among other places. They are really great buys for $5, especially since some of the official tour shirts are selling for $40 and $45, apparently, in some venues now. I'll still get a "real" shirt too, if they aren't too expensive at the show.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 22, 2009 8:35:38 AM PDT
MAC says:
Thanks for the info, the Destroyer shirt sounds great. Living in New York, the closest Walmart is Long Island so I purchased the Sonic Boom shirt on line for $7.50 (still a great deal). That was the only one available, in fact, I don't see any Kiss Korner items on the website, I may have to travel out there one of these days.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2009 6:21:07 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Yeah, Mac, I couldn't find the Kiss T-shirts on Walmart's web site at all - I did searches under apparel, music, all departments, etc. But I did see them finally in the stores around here. Be sure and hunt down that Destroyer T-shirt. It's a great-looking shirt.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2009 5:35:51 AM PDT
MAC says:
I made the trip to Long Island Saturday and Walmart did not even know what I was talking about. KISS KORNER?? We sell nothing like that here. I checked the Halloween section, no masks, no M&M's, check men's clothing, no T shirts, checked electronics, Sonic Boom only, no back catalog CDs or DVDs. I emailed Walmart and they wanted to know the store number, like I have this information. LOL Complete bust.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2009 9:56:52 AM PDT
bass boy says:
Yeah, some people with Walmart in some stores really dropped the ball on this. I didn't even see the T-shirts until days after Sonic Boom and the Kiss Korners were displayed. It's too bad that this happened. Makes you wonder if all of this didn't happen in the various Walmart stores, if Sonic Boom would have made it to the No.1 spot on Billboard Album sales, instead of Michael Buble in that first week.

Posted on Oct 30, 2009 12:57:04 PM PDT
bass boy says:
Just saw Kiss in Little Rock last night and I must say, it was a great show. Yes, I missed Ace and Peter, but it still was a really great show. My ticket only cost $19. You can't beat that price, especially in this day and age. All four of their voices were in great shape, and they really seemed to feed off the crowd. "Shock Me" and "Black Diamond" were fun. Bits of The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" crept into "Lick It Up" during the encore section, and it was fantastic. People should see this tour. In a perfect world, Frehley and Criss would be back in the fold, but Singer and (yes) Thayer sounded great in Little Rock. It's cool they are burning CDs of the shows - every band should do that. The only down side was my T-shirt was $40, but hey, $60 total for a 2-hour, 10-minute concert and shirt isn't too bad. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2009 8:26:35 AM PST
MAC says:
Thanks for sharing your experience, I felt exactly the same way, yes Peter and Ace are missed but the energy was still there and the sound was awesome. I paid $21.50 for upper seats but with KISS it does not matter, one huge screen and two smaller ones were more than enough to see and enjoy the whole show. I highly recommend this tour to all interested.

Posted on Dec 8, 2009 2:20:48 PM PST
L. Hobson says:
I went to the show in Birmingham, AL. It was awesome!!! Only paid $37.50 for tix and Gene, Paul , Eric, and Tommy tore the house down! I definitely recommend everyone that gets the opportunity to go to this show!
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