Kiss Puckering Up for Summer 2011 Tour, Fall ‘Kruise’
Get ready, Kiss Army! Your favorite rockers are set to take North America by storm: Kiss have announced plans for both a summer tour and a fall cruise.
The North American trek kicks off June 23 in Everett, Wash., and is currently slated to run through a July 28 show in Verona N.Y. Tickets for all shows are available now. Prior to the trek, Kiss will perform at the Walk 'N Rock for Kids benefit on May 29 in West Sacramento, Calif., to support local children's charities.
For those nautical nuts who rather catch Kiss at sea, you're in luck. The band has announced details of its first-ever Kiss Kruise. The "Wet, Wild & Rockin'" boat trip sets sail from Miami on Oct. 13 and makes two stops in the Bahamas (Half Moon Cay and Nassau) before returning to Miami on Oct. 17. Fans will be treated to a full-on Kiss performance and a special makeup-free acoustic show in addition to a Q&A and performances by other acts. Which reminds us, check out our list of the Top 10 Kiss Without Makeup Songs.
In the meantime, Kiss singer-bassist Gene Simmons and singer-guitarist Paul Stanley will participate in an international online chat in 53 languages this Friday (May 20) to promote Ortsbo.com. Simmons is a business partner with the social media company that specializes in language translation. The band is also reportedly hard at work on their follow-up to 2009's 'Sonic Boom' album.
Kiss' North American Tour Dates:
5/29 -- Sacramento, Calif. (Benefit Show)
6/23 -- Everett, Wash.
6/24 -- Spokane, Wash.
6/26 -- Kamloops, British Columbia
6/27 -- Abbotsford, British Columbia
6/29 -- Prince George, British Columbia
6/30 -- Dawson Creek, British Columbia
7/2 -- Fort McMurray, Alberta
7/6 -- Sarnia, Ontario
7/9 -- Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland
7/12 -- Manchester, N.H.
7/13 -- Bushkill, N.Y.
7/15 -- Walker, Minn.
7/16 -- Oshkosh, Wis.
7/18 -- Springfield, Ill.
7/24 -- Montreal, Quebec
7/26 -- Orillia, Ontario
7/27 -- Windsor, Ontario
7/28 -- Verona, N.Y.
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