KISS confirm Australia tour

sarahanne | Louder Faster

KISS manager Doc McGhee has told TMN that the glam-rock giants will return to Australia in 2013.

Despite having finally reached the big 6-0, Gene Simmons and co show no sign of slowing down (or shying away from spandex) in their golden years. In fact, when FL faced off with Simmons back in 2008 he made it clear that he would be strapping on his platforms for as long as he is walking this earth: “There’s no high like a KISS high. You get up on stage and you get to wear more make up and higher heels than any woman ever has. Come on. And I wear a codpiece big enough to house every farm animal in Brisbane, so there’s a lot of fun and games there. And of course the other fun is doing the encores back in the hotel. It doesn’t suck. It’s a lot of fun.”

While no dates have been confirmed, the last time KISS were on our shores they played a huge run of arena sized shows, which left our reviewer admitting: “You would have to be so far beyond cynical to look around the arena and see all the people up on their friend’s shoulders, all the little kids going ape-shit and all the hardcore dudes with their arms around each other, singing along drunkenly out of tune, and think that this was anything other than the pinnacle of “who gives a shit” party anthems to be rocked along to with utter abandon.”

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