KISS Land Gold Album For 'Kiss Symphony'

July 23, 2003

Legendary rock icons KISS have added another gold record to their lead as the RIAA title holder for No. 1 American group gold record champions of all time as the debut album from Kiss Records/Sanctuary Records, "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV", has shipped gold prior to its July 22 release date. Unlike anything recorded or released before by the rock icons, "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV" captures one of the world's greatest performing rock bands with the prestigious 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (arranged and conducted by David Campbell),live before a sold-out crowd from Australia's Telstra Dome while on the 2003 tour.

The energy packed two-disc set features twenty-two newly recorded live tracks featuring ten classic KISS tracks backed by the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, six never-performed-live acoustic versions of KISS classics with the Melbourne Symphony String Ensemble and six raw classic KISS tracks sans orchestra. This spectacular concert event proved to be a memorable show highlighted by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra appearing in full KISS makeup and will be released as a DVD, under the title "Kiss Symphony", on September 9.

Over their illustrious 30-year career, KISS has sold over 80 million albums, played thousands of spectacular SRO tours and continues to garner a succession of gold and platinum awards The rock legends promise to carry on the KISS tradition with a fiery spectacle of power, pomp, and circumstance as they prepare for "THE Summer Tour of 2003" along with fellow rock comrades AEROSMITH, which blasts off at the Meadows Music Theatre in Hartford, CT. on August 2.

As previously reported, KISS will be doing a in-store in New York City on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Grand Opening of Best Buy's new 86th street store.

KISS will be appearing in full makeup and will be taking photographs with the fans. Pre-signed CDs will be available for sale. Fans will not be required to buy the CD to get a picture taken — they simply have to show up and be willing to stand in a long line!

Fans can start lining up at 8:00 a.m. for the in-store.

When: Wednesday, July 23 4 - 6 p.m.

Where: Best Buy
1280 Lexington Ave.
New York, N.Y.
(86th and Lexington)

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