KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY - "To Assume A New Identity Every Time We Go On Tour Would Be Completely Counter To Everything We're About"

January 24, 2015, 7 years ago

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY - "To Assume A New Identity Every Time We Go On Tour Would Be Completely Counter To Everything We're About"

KISS frontman Paul Stanley recently spoke with Songfacts about the band's LA KISS football team the band's ongoing success. An excerpt is available below:

Songfacts: How do you think KISS managed to last 40 years?

Paul: "I think that clearly we're a little bit more insightful, a little brighter, a little bit more motivated, and also know how to achieve the goals that we set for ourselves. And somehow, for some people, that's counter the rock mentality, which is somebody else's loss. I didn't do this either to become a dead legend or to wind up working in a car wash talking about my hit record from 10 years ago." 

Songfacts: Does your show change when you go out on tour? 

Paul: "Coke ran into a big problem when they came up with New Coke. Why do you need New Coke if Coke is selling? If you want Pepsi, you can buy it. So I think for our fans, they want something that's identifiable. You could say brand identity, I say band identity. You want something that immediately harkens back to the beginning in some way or fashion. In fact, we're always moving forward. It's 40 years on. But to assume a new identity every time we go on tour would be completely counter to everything we're about. We are as we appear."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

KISS have added more shows to their 40th Anniversary Tour 2015 schedule with dates in Bogota (Colombia), and Barcelona and Madrid (Spain).

The band's itinerary is currently as follows:


23 - Nippon Gaishi Hall - Nagoya, Japan
25 - Osaka Castle Hall - Osaka, Japan
26 - Hiroshima Sun Plaza - Hiroshima, Japan
28 - Sekisui Heim Super Arena - Sendai, Japan


3 - Tokyo Dome - Tokyo, Japan


10 - Simon Bolivar Park - Bogota, Colombia
12 - Bicentenario Park - Quito, Ecuador
16 - River Plate Stadium - Buenos Aires, Argentina
20 - Devassa On Stage - Florianapolis, Brazil 
21 - Pedreira - Curitaba, Brazil
23 - Independencia Stadium - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
26 - Monsters Of Rock - Sao Paulo, Brazil


29 - Rockavaria Festival - Munich, Germany
31 - Grune Hölle Festival - Nurburg, Germany


2 - O2 Arena - Hamburg, Germany
3 - O2 Arena - Berlin, Germany
4 - Leipzig Arena - Leipzig, Germany
6 - Rock In Vienna Festival - Vienna, Austria
8 - O2 Arena - Prague, Czech Republic
10 - Hallenstadion - Zürich, Switzerland
11 - Arena di Verona - Verona, Italy
14 - Download Festival - Castle Donington, UK
16 - Le Zenith - Paris, France
18 - Ziggo Dome - Amsterdam, The Netherlands
21 - Saint Jordi - Barcelona, Spain
22 - Barclay Card Arena - Madrid, Spain

Go to this location for ticket links and information.

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