KISS Frontman Paul Stanley Gears Up For Las Vegas Residency - "Anybody With Money Can Buy Pyro, Can Buy Lasers, But You Can Never Be Us"
November 5, 2014, 5 years ago
Robin Leach spoke with KISS legend Paul Stanley for the Las Vegas Sun, discussing the band's highly anticipated residency at The Joint. An excerpt is available below:
Q: Are you changing the tour show (for the residency)?
Stanley: "Completely different stage. At this point, our influence is so widespread that virtually any rock band you go see live is doing the KISS show. The only thing they can never be is KISS. Anybody with money can buy pyro, can buy lasers, but you can never be us. So for us to come into Las Vegas, we’ll set a different level honestly.
It’s an amazing thing for us to be able to go into a smaller venue and not downsize. Usually going into a smaller venue means doing a smaller show, but because this show isn’t portable and because this show is a permanent installation, we can do things that we couldn’t when you have to break the show down every night."
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KISS Rocks Vegas hits The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning today (November 5th). A video message from the band about the shows has been uploaded:
"Whatever you're used to with KISS, this will pump it up that much more," says guitarist Paul Stanley. "If KISS is on steroids, this is a double dose." Tickets for Kiss Rocks Vegas will start at $49.50 and go on sale Friday at AXS.com. Vegas Hard Rock spent more than a year trying to book a Kiss residency, says Chas Smith, vice president of entertainment. The Joint previously has hosted extended stays by Santana, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses, Def Leppard and Tiësto.
He's preparing the Hard Rock for a full-scale Kiss Army invasion. "The activation will encompass the entire property for the month they're out here — from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts," Smith says. Under the Kiss Rocks Vegas configuration, The Joint will seat about 3,200. For the Vegas shows, Kiss will have a stage production "that's different from what they're touring with and make it one of a kind," says Smith, who is in discussions with members of the Kiss production team. "That's really exciting, considering what Kiss has done in the past. They've got some crazy ideas for what they want to do in this venue. In a smaller environment, doing some of those elements will almost make it like a 3-D atmosphere." Read more at USA Today.
KISS Rock Vegas dates:
7 - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Las Vegas, NV
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