KISS appearances performances abundant in upcoming weeks

Robin Leach | Las Vegas Sun

April 1 – Full make-up appearance at Country Music Awards
April 2 – Performance in New Orleans at NCAA Final Four game
April 9 – Performance on Dancing with the Stars
May – Filming of new KISS movie begins
May – Gene Simmons Family Jewels Season 9 begins
July 19  – Three month tour with Motley Crue

About to celebrate 40 years in rock and roll, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS are legendary veterans of the music business, and they’re “Hotter Than Hell.” Actually, hotter than ever since forming in 1973 and in no way slowing down.

They rattled off just a few of the highlights of what’s ahead at the grand opening of KISS by Monster Mini Golf on Thursday afternoon:

*On April 1, in full makeup, they will be back in Las Vegas arriving on the red carpet in a Monster truck to present Best Vocal Group at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

*On April 2, they’ll perform in New Orleans at the NCAA Final Four game.

*On April 9, they’ll perform two songs on the new season of “Dancing With the Stars” on ABC. (Don’t think Las Vegas resident Gladys Knight will samba to the songs.)

*In one month, they start filming a KISS movie with Mark Johnson of the “Narnia” films producing.

*In May, Season 9 of Gene’s “Family Jewels” begins and a 10th renewal looks definite for filming this fall for 2013.

*Their nearly three-month dual headline tour with Motley Crue starts July 19 and includes a stop here, as we reported in a Vegas DeLuxe interview with Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.

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