KISS recently announced a New Year’s Eve concert at the Atlantis Resort in Dubai that will be livestreamed, but according to Paul Stanley the band is planning beyond that show. In an interview with ExtraTV.com, He said, “We realize that we can’t be who we are forever, and that time impacts everybody. You can play ‘beat the clock’; ultimately, the clock wins.”

The event will attempt to set the world’s record for largest pyro and will be filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views. He expects the New Year’s Eve show to be the greatest they’ve ever done. He said, “Proudly we can go out there and have a victory celebration. It’s kind of like that victory lap where you run around with your hands up.”

Though KISS crowds are huge, Paul Stanley says the band gets “a tremendous sense of intimacy from a large crowd, and we all get to touch base with something that has meant – so much to us. And so much to them.”

KISS originally launched their End of the Road Tour in January 2019 but canceled dates due to the pandemic.

In other KISS news…

The band’s original drummer, Peter Criss has come out of retirement to play drums on Richie Scarlet’s new single, “The Catman & The Emperor.” Joining them on the track is John Regan. Scarlet and Regan were both members of Frehley’s Comet.

SIDE NOTES

  • The livestream can be watched via any computer, mobile device, or Apple TV.
  • KISS’ current lineup consists of original members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons (bass, vocals), alongside later band additions, guitarist Tommy Thayer (since 2002) and drummer Eric Singer (on and off since 1991).
  • Formed in 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss (drums) and Ace Frehley (guitar)
  • KISS staged its first farewell tour in 2000, the last to feature the group’s original lineup.
  • In 47-years, KISS has accumulated 23 gold and platinum albums. More than any other U.S. band.

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