Well, it has been a week ago and I figured that I should write someting about one of the most enjoyed KISS shows I saw. The KISS Sonic Boom Over Europe show is one of the most impresive shows I have seen with some cool new additions.
The first new element of KISS’ 2010 show is the opening, new show elements and a the wonderfull opening song of the latest KISS album Sonic Boom: Modern Day Delilah:
From that the band rips in to Cold Gin and Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll. Both great renditions of these two classic songs! Richt after that it was time to call out the Firehouse, with the classic firebreething by Gene Simmons:
Anther great new song from Sonic Boom is played, the audience willing to sing along with the great: Say Yeah! The next one was a classic concert opener oin the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and in the past decade, now Deuce gets it’s spot early in the set with a bang and from that we go into the 1987 UK top ten hit Crazy, Crazy Nights. Quite a surprise that KISS pulled this one from the back catalog. I was not played live since November 1990. The song got a great reception and with me many KISS fans are very happy with the addition! Calling Dr. Love is next, the song has new found fans from the Dr. Pepper commercial aired during the last Super Bowl.
Shock Me is the vocal spot for Tommy Thayer at the end of the song he bursts into his solo spot together with Drummer Eric Singer. They end their spot with a bang:
The guitar/drum solo goes into another new song from Sonic Boom, I’m Animal, a heavy tune sung by the Demon Gene Simmons. Then it again is KISS classics time: 100,000 years, followed by the chanting I Love It Loud ofcourse preceeded by the blood/flying routine:
Love Gun, Black Diamond and Detroit Rock City end the show ofcourse with all the pyro you can expect……but it aint over yet….
KISS returns to the stage for five, yes 5 encores! They start them of with Lick It Up, a great version which includes some Won’t Get Fooled Again from The Who (and CSI: New York) fame. Then the 1976 classic Shout It Out Loud, the Gene & Paul vocal trade of keeps me amazed, even after all those years. Now it is hits time again…1979 saw the worldwide breaktrough of KISS. With I Was Made For Lovin’ You they had an enormous hit worldwide, and it still is concert favourite of many…especially if you add some nice show elements as well, Paul Stanley flying all the way to the back:
In 1991 KISS had another hit in some European countries, God Gave Rock And Roll To You II which still works great in a live setting and is a classic rock anthem. One more to go….KISS can end the show in only one way….
ROCK AND ROLL ALL NITE, AND PARTY EVERY DAY:
What a show…especially with all the tension about closing of airports/airspace and the risk not being able to travel to Dublin May 6 and traveling back May 8 made this show special. I felt that together with 10,000 unknown friends I had a blast and saw KISS in top form!
Next stop….Arnhem Rock City, June 18 2010!
Last, the facts (See kissfaq.com for a lot more KISS facts):