KISS To Play Peru For First Time In April

February 3, 2009

According to Diario Correo and Terra Perú, KISS will play Lima, Peru for the first time ever on April 14. The band's appearance in the country was confirmed by Alberto Menacho, CEO of ArtEs Productions, the concert promotion agency which previously brought MEGADETH and JOE SATRIANI to Peru. 45,000 KISS fans will enjoy the concert at the Estadio Nacional, the same venue that will host IRON MAIDEN's show on March.

As previously reported, KISS has announced that it will close the Quilmes Rock Festival at River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on April 5 and perform for the first time in Argentina in over a decade. This stop in Argentina will continue the KISS Alive/35 tour which launched in Australia with a performance at the opening season Formula One race where 60,000 race fans rushed the stage to watch KISS perform their classic hits. The tour continued on to Europe where they played shows in nineteen countries. KISS' stadium shows in Stockholm, Sweden sold 32,000 tickets in twenty minutes and shows in Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway also sold out in minutes.

KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley recently confirmed to Classic Rock magazine that the band is seriously considering recording a new album. When asked what the future holds for KISS, Stanley replied, "It looks like we'll be touring Europe as well as the States next year. You'll be getting more of what you saw at the Download festival this past summer — the 'KISS Alive!' vibe amped up to the max. There might even be a new KISS album at some point. I have been ambivalent to the idea in the past but I'm much more open to it now. . . I thought that I'd be content for KISS to remain a heritage act, just playing our greatest hits — 'Detroit Rock City' and all that. But the new KISS lineup with Tommy Thayer (guitar) and Eric Singer (drums) is proving to be so good, so strong in spirit, it would interesting to see how we perform in the studio. I must stress that no recording time has been booked at this point. But it if we were to go into the studio, the intention would be to make a KISS album in the style of our 1970s recordings. A classic KISS album, unmistakably."

(Thanks: Masami Diego Adaniya Adriazola)

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