Video: KISS Plays Rare Unmasked, Unplugged Show In Sioux Falls
February 13, 2016
KISS played a special unmasked and unplugged concert at the Badlands in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this past Thursday, February 11.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Comin' Home 02. Love 'Em And Leave 'Em 03. Hard Luck Woman 04. Calling Dr. Love 05. Mainline 06. Christine Sixteen 07. Hide Your Heart 08. Goin' Blind 09. Do You Love Me 10. Nothin' To Lose 11. Love Her All I Can 12. A World Without Heroes 13. Plaster Caster 14. See You Tonite 15. Rock Bottom 16. Got To Choose 17. Beth 18. Lick It Up 19. Forever 20. Every Time I Look At You 21. Deuce 22. Rock And Roll All Nite
Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.
"Obviously, we play in arenas and stadiums; this [Badlands Pawn] is a totally different thing," KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons told Gannett Media prior to the gig. "But if we brought all our equipment, there wouldn't be any room for people. We obviously can't bring bombs and big pyro because it'd literally blow the roof off. It's certainly not the biggest place we've played. In fact it's close to the smallest, but [owner Chuck Brennan] wanted something intimate. The idea was to do something special."
Simmons also said that KISS was planning to play select tracks that they hadn't played in a while or never performed live before. "We're going to be playing pretty obscure stuff," he said. "It'll be the stuff that fans haven't heard and may want to hear, but we don't get a chance to play at the usual shows. So, yes, there will be some real nuggets."
KISS has earned more gold album record awards than any American band in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) gold and platinum awards certifications.
In the last 42 years, KISS has earned 30 gold albums (26 KISS albums and 4 solo albums that were all released simultaneously — a feat never before achieved by any band). KISS has 14 platinum albums, with three albums being multi-platinum.
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin' The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, special guest appearance on the 2009 "American Idol" finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. Their last album, "Monster", proved that they are still at the top of their game with impressive sales and topping the charts worldwide debuting at No. 3 in the U.S. on The Billboard 200 album chart and Top 10 in twenty other countries. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.
KISS is celebrating two other major milestones, their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band's 40th anniversary. "Kiss 40", an album celebrating 40 years of rock and roll, is available now.