Kiss, America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all Time, Announces Highly Anticipated 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour

35+ City Tour to Kick Off July 7th in Boise, Idaho – Tickets on Sale Beginning Friday April 15th

 

April 8, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA – America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will visit 35+ cities nationwide with more markets being announced soon. The long-awaited & highly anticipated “Freedom To Rock” Tour will kick off on July 7th in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, West Virginia. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday April 15th for all concert dates (The Grand Rapids, MI and Youngstown, OH shows go on sale Monday April 18th). Visit www.kissonline.com for more ticket information.

The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour comes to the Richmond Coliseum on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 8pm. Tickets are available beginning at 10am on Friday, April 15 at the Richmond Coliseum’s sweetFrog Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $39.50 to $125 (plus fees).

The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 35+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS.

Opening for KISS will be Recording Artist Caleb Johnson (American Idol Season 13 winner) for shows July 7 – August 10 while the All-Star rock band THE DEAD DAISIES will open for KISS for shows August 10 – September 10. The “Freedom To Rock” Tour is produced by: National Shows 2 (nationalshows2.com), Frank Productions (frankproductions.com), and CMoore Live (cmoorelive.com).

“Freedom To Rock” Tour Dates include:
July 7                           Boise, Idaho                                        Taco Bell Arena
July 9                           Eugene, Oregon                                  Matthew Knight Arena
July 10                         Kennewick, Washington                      Toyota Center
July 15                         Spokane, Washington                         Spokane Arena
July 16                         Bozeman, Montana                            Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18                         Colorado Springs, Colorado                World Arena
July 20                         Independence, Missouri                     Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22                         Lincoln, Nebraska                               Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23                         Springfield, Missouri                           JQH Arena
July 25                         Wichita, Kansas                                   Intrust Bank Arena
July 27                         Sioux City, Iowa                                   Tyson Events Center
July 29                         Cheyenne, Wyoming                           Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30                         Minot, North Dakota                           North Dakota State Fair
August 1                      Mankato, Minnesota                          Verizon Wireless Center
August 3                      Duluth, Minnesota                              Amsoil Arena
August 5                      Moline, Illinois                                    iWireless Arena
August 6                      La Crosse, Wisconsin                          La Crosse Center
August 8                      Milwaukee, Wisconsin                        BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 10                    Green Bay, Wisconsin                         Resch Center
August 12                    Fort Wayne, Indiana                           Allen County Memorial Coliseum
August 13                    Grand Rapids, Michigan                     Van Andel Arena
August 15                    Saginaw, Michigan                             Dow Event Center
August 20                    Rockford, Illinois                                 BMO Harris Bank Center
August 22                    Dayton, Ohio                                       Nutter Center
August 24                    Toledo, Ohio                                       Huntington Center
August 26                    Youngstown, Ohio                               Covelli Centre
August 27                    Erie, Pennsylvania                               Erie Insurance Arena
August 29                    Rochester, New York                          Blue Cross Arena
August 30                    State College, Pennsylvania                Bryce Jordan Center
September 1               Allentown, Pennsylvania                     Great Allentown Fair
September 3               Worcester, Massachusetts                 DCU Center
September 4               Portland, Maine                                  Cross Insurance Arena
September 7               Bridgeport, Connecticut                     Webster Bank Arena
September 9               Richmond, Virginia                             Richmond Coliseum
September 10             Huntington, West Virginia                  Big Sandy Arena

** Additional markets to be announced soon
ABOUT KISS:
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be their 5th voyage). KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin’ The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales. KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kitty—even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations. For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com

ABOUT CALEB JOHNSON:
In the tradition of rock & roll’s most iconic performers, Caleb Johnson turns his own passion and unrest into music with a fierce and gut-punching but wildly uplifting emotional power. Winner of the thirteenth season of American Idol, the 24-year-old North Carolina native has already electrified audiences of millions with his commanding vocals and a fiery energy that honors his longtime love of all things rock! Johnson’s singing breakthrough happened at a high school talent show in his hometown of Asheville, when his performance of a Creedence Clearwater Revival song left the crowd floored. “When I heard the audience erupt, it just gave me the chills and I realized that making music was what I wanted to do with my life,” he says. “After that, I started singing every day and just immersed myself in the craft of performing and tried to hone that in. It was completely my passion.” Forming his first band in 2010 and spending the next few years touring regionally and cutting an album, Johnson made his way onto the thirteenth season of American Idol and eventually seized his victory by reworking songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Black Crowes, Faces, and the Rolling Stones with his deeply passionate delivery. For Caleb, this is a labor of love and a way to show his gratitude to all of the people that have supported him from his humble beginnings in Ashville, NC to winning season 13 of American Idol and beyond.

ABOUT THE DEAD DAISIES:

Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s hard rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll! Since exploding onto the scene in early 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS, Whitesnake and Def Leppard. The Dead Daisies feature in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet. The band has just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player. He completes a powerhouse lineup that features John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). The current incarnation of The Dead Daisies is part of musical collective created by a rotating line-up that have individually and collectively left their mark on the high-class brand of Rock & Roll the band is known for. This includes names such as Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting), Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Rob Zombie) and many more. Rock ‘n’ Roll is alive and well!

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