KISS Online have announced the first dates of the 2017 Tour! Dates include Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Holland. As for the obvious question doing the rounds right now, just remember patience is a virtue...!

May 1, 2017 Olympiski, Moscow RUSSIA
May 4, 2017 Hartwell Arena, Helsinki FINLAND
May 6, 2017 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm SWEDEN
May 7, 2017 Spekrun, Oslo NORWAY
May 10, 2017 Scandinavium, Gothenburg SWEDEN
May 12, 2017 Westfallenhalle, Dortmund GERMANY
May 13, 2017 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart GERMANY
May 18, 2017 Olympiahalle, Munich GERMANY
May 21, 2017 Stadthalle, Vienna AUSTRIA
May 23, 2017 Festhalle, Frankfurt GERMANY
May 24, 2017 Ahoy, Rotterdam HOLLAND

Exclusive KISS ARMY ticket and VIP Pre-Sales begin today. Times & dates vary by country. http://www.kissonline.com/tour

Incredibly it's 25 years since we lost the amazing Eric Carr. Hard to believe that so many years have passed, but Eric is still missed by many KISS fans and his legend holds strong to this day. Below is a great clip of him playing a solo & War Machine from Japan in 1988, RIP Eric.

 

Here's the setlist from the latest show on the Kruise. Very similar to the first night with the exception of Deuce instead of Strutter. Some great songs on there though including Rock and Roll Hell & Keep Me Comin'.

Let's hope some of these make their way to the UK. Shortly...

Creatures of the Night
Keep Me Comin'
Detroit Rock City
Radioactive
Calling Dr. Love
Wouldn't You Like to Know Me
I Love It Loud
Firehouse
Rock and Roll Hell
Cold Gin
Hotter Than Hell
War Machine
Love Gun
God of Thunder
Shout It Out Loud
Black Diamond
Deuce (Strutter on 1st night)
Rock and Roll All Nite

THE DEAD DAISIES ON KISS KRUISE
The Dead Daisies will once again board the KISS Kruise for the ‘Creatures of the Deep’ journey in November.

After a third successful album ‘Make Some Noise’ which has entered the top ten in rock charts globally, the band will be playing the Kruise for the first time with new guitar player Doug Aldrich, famed for his lengthy spell with Whitesnake.

The band completed a month on the road with KISS on their ‘Freedom to Rock’ Tour in September, and will continue through Europe in November and December with a co-headline tour with Irish band ‘The Answer’ kicking off in Aberdeen on the 12th November.

Go to www.thedeaddaisies.com for all the tour information.

As we mentioned back in August, there's a new KISS comic on the way from Dynamite Entertainment. However it turns out there not just one, but two! Dynamite have another comic on the way in January and this time it's called "KISS: The Demon" themed all around Gene. This one is from Erik Burnham and co-written by Amy Chu (who is also responsible for the October release).

KISS The Demon comic

From the press release:

“I am so excited to collaborate on The Demon with friend and fellow writer Erik Burnham. He’s written a ton of great stuff: X-Files, Scarlet Spider, and Ghostbusters for Marvel, IDW, Image, and others,” says co-writer Amy Chu. “I figured this was a great opportunity to tell a really different kind of story, and it’s awesome that Dynamite is letting us do it! Our aim is to build an incredible backstory for the current KISS series, and answer a lot of the origin questions (like, ‘Who is Mr. Blackwell?’), and push the envelope of the KISS comics franchise.”

“KISS has never just been a band. Our comic book history has been long and proud and has spanned decades, and now with Dynamite Entertainment, we intend to go even further,” says Gene Simmons. “When we get a great writer and artist team, we know better than to micromanage. We stay out of the way. Everyone involved wanted to take our personas and do classic KISS comic books, and with Amy Chu writing, this will be an adventure the fans will absolutely love.”

“I will reiterate, Gene is a rock star in every sense, and an incredible storyteller and showman. I couldn’t think of a better way to expand our line of KISS comics than to tackle stories of the individual characters,” said CEO and publisher, Nick Barrucci. “The Demon is one of the most iconic characters in music and comics, and a great candidate for the first spinoff series. The fact that we could keep Amy on-board, co-writing with Erik Burnham and joined by our very own Eman Cassallos, helps continue the quality that we’re establishing with the main KISS series.”