On Saturday, October 21, the esteemed members of KISS, namely Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer, were honored with a prestigious “Music Keynote To The City” at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio
Additionally, Brian Kazy, a Cleveland city councilman, declared that today, Sunday, October 22, is to be celebrated as “Kiss Day.” This momentous occasion coincides with the band’s final concert in the city, which is taking place tonight at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Notably, Gene Simmons, KISS‘s bassist and vocalist, was not in attendance, and it was mentioned by frontman Paul Stanley that he required some well-deserved rest, as reported by Cleveland.com.
Upon recieving the “Music Keynote To The City”, KISS frontman Paul Stanley said: “We’ve always felt this was a home away from home. It’s interesting to be here when everyone knows our storied past with the Rock Hall. The Hall Of Fame has found new footing and the artists who belong here are getting in. I’m very humbled after 50 years to be here and to receive awards and do another sold-out show. It’s been amazing, and thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. You’ve been awesome to us. And [Sunday] night, we’ll give you a great big deafening thanks.”
In celebration of this momentous occasion, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame is hosting a special “Kiss Fan Day” today, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the event, the museum’s Foster Theater will showcase highlights from KISS’s 2014 induction into the Rock Hall, playing them on a continuous loop for fans to enjoy.
KISS‘s last series of performances will come to a grand finale in early December with a massive concert at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City.
KISS is a rock band that holds immense significance in the world of music and entertainment. Formed in the early 1970s, the band, known for their distinctive makeup and elaborate stage performances, played a pivotal role in shaping the glam rock and hard rock genres. They achieved remarkable success with a blend of catchy melodies, anthemic songs, and a theatrical stage presence that set a new standard for live performances.
The band’s impact transcends their music, as they became iconic figures in popular culture. Their makeup and costumes, along with their larger-than-life personas, influenced countless bands and artists, leaving an indelible mark on the rock scene. Additionally, KISS’s enduring popularity is evident in their loyal fan base, known as the “KISS Army,” which spans generations and continues to support the band’s music and merchandise.
The band’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of live shows and their enduring legacy make KISS not just a rock band but a cultural phenomenon. With their farewell tour and enduring influence, KISS continues to be celebrated as one of the most iconic and influential rock acts in history.