Kiss will round out 2021 and usher in the New Year with an extended Las Vegas run. Blabbermouth reported Gene Simmons revealed the band’s plans while at the Venetian Grand Canal Shoppes, publicizing his new “ArtWorks” collection of paintings and drawings.
Simmons said, “We are gonna be at Zappos (Theater at Planet Hollywood) in Las Vegas starting December 27th. That’s right, even through New Year’s. And we’ll be here through February. But in the middle of the Kiss tour that’s going around the world. . . we’ll be nice and greased-up by the time we get there.”
The Kiss bassist went on to joke: “It’s going to be a great party. It’s going to be a great show. There will be human sacrifices. Farm animals will not be harmed.”
Kiss resumes its “End Of The Road” tour on August 18th in Mansfield, Massachusetts at Xfinity Center.
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Gene Simmons had some harsh words for anti-vaxxers — especially those planning to attend Kiss’ upcoming shows, telling Ultimate Classic Rock, “My druthers would be that everybody is mandated to get vaccines. I hope everybody is going to be wearing their masks. But we can only control what we can control and different states and different countries have different rules.”
He added, “Backstage, we’re not doing any meet and greets. Obviously, we’re giving up a pretty penny, because fans pay a premium to come up and take photos and stuff. That’s gone. We are not allowing roadies or anybody else to be anywhere backstage unless they’re vaccinated and the masks are on the whole time.”
He slammed the anti-vaxxers who claim they have a right to do as they choose regarding their health decisions: “(They say) ‘I have my rights, don’t tell me what to do.’ Which is curious, because you do not have the right to drive down the highway in a car without a seatbelt. You must stop at a red light. That’s not a right you have. And you don’t have the right to walk naked down the street. These are not life-threatening ideas. We’re talking about a f***in’ pandemic and people are fighting it.”
Simmons, who appeared with Donald Trump on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, touched on what he feels is the cause for the cultural divide regarding vaccinations: “I blame our former president. I knew the man before he entered politics. But he got vaccinated and so have most of the other party. . . I’m not worried — and it’s unkind to say this — I’m not worried if an idiot gets Covid and dies. I’m worried he takes other people with him. Who didn’t have a choice. It doesn’t have to be death. Being in a hospital is horrific. There are so many cases of people who were deniers and who are begging in the hospital to get the vaccine. But it’s too late.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Released back in 2016 was the live collection, Kiss Rocks Vegas. The set was captured during the band’s residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in November 2014.
- The tracklisting for Kiss Rocks Vegas is: “Detroit Rock City,” “Creatures Of The Night,” “Psycho Circus,” “Parasite,” “War Machine,” “Tears Are Falling,” “Deuce,” “Lick It Up,” “I Love It Loud,” “Hell Or Hallelujah,” “God Of Thunder,” “Do You Love Me?,” “Love Gun,” “Black Diamond,” “Shout It Out Loud,” and “Rock And Roll All Night.”
- Bonus Acoustic Set: “Comin’ Home,” “Plaster Caster,” “Hard Luck Woman,” “Christine Sixteen,” “Goin’ Blind,” “Love Her All I Can,” and “Beth.”
CHECK IT OUT: “War Machine” live in 2014 from Kiss Rocks Vegas: