KISS Vegas Residency Is Back On For 2022
Musicians Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Gene Simmons of Kiss attending 26th Annual American Music Awards on November 11, 1999 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
It Might Launch in August
It was reported in late October that KISS canceled their Las Vegas residency because of “soft ticket sales.” Now in a new interview with longtime manager Doc McGhee revealed that the band’s residency will push through after all.
He appeared on The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, and he explained that the report by Las Vegas Review-Journal wasn’t true. On the contrary, the dates were canceled because of Covid-related issues. The band thought that they policies were too strict, and that might impact their European fans.
“When we did it, I said we’re gonna go until November 1st and see if we can get the people in from Europe,” Doc said. “We have one chance for people to come to Vegas to see us because [KISS co-founders] Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley] will not tour after ; they’re gonna be done.”
“So when we couldn’t get the people in, and the restrictions were there, I said, ‘We don’t have to do it now,'” he continued. “We talked about it: ‘Let’s do it later down the road when everybody gets a chance to see a different section of KISS.’ This isn’t KISS, the stage show that we have today, this isn’t KISS 2.0 or any of that stuff — this will be a whole different vibe that people wanna come [and see].”
He added that KISS is gonna do 12 shows, which kicks off on August 2022.