The legendary rock band KISS is returning to Cobo Arena in Detroit Rock City where they recorded their landmark album “ALIVE” back in 1975. The concerts will take place on September 25th and 26th and Absolute Michigan is excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky winner for the September 26th date.
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The KISS Army has spoken! By overwhelming fan demand, KISS has just added a second special KISS ALIVE 35 concert at Detroit Rock City’s legendary concert venue, Cobo Arena. Following the incredible response to the previously announced show on Friday, September 25th, in which tickets sold out at a feverish rate, a second KISS date has been added on Saturday, September 26th
The legendary venue, a Motor City institution that is slated for closure, has hosted KISS concerts on numerous occasions, not the least of which was the series of shows that were recorded to become the KISS ALIVE! album. The band will come full circle to reprise that classic recording at these September shows, this time returning with brand new staging, costumes, pyro and more.
KISS Visits Cadillac, Michigan
The website created by Jim Neff When Cadillac Was KISSed is the ultimate resource and there is also an excellent article The Day Kiss Rocked Cadillac on the Northern Express’s website. For even more information be sure to check out Paul Roy’s article at Blogcritics Music DVD Review: KISS – Kissology Vol. 1 – 1974-1977.
The documentary highlight of this package, however, has to go to the fascinating footage of KISS’ trip to Cadillac, Michigan on October 9th, 1975, to take part in the town high school’s homecoming celebration. They mingled with the townspeople all day before eventually performing a climactic concert in the high school gymnasium. The one or two thousand who where actually there, has supposedly grown into about one or two hundred thousand who claim they were.
The next morning, a breakfast was held in the band’s honor, where the town officials presented KISS with a key to the city – this was after they graciously allowed the band to apply KISS makeup to each and every one of them. Hearing the football coach talk about how they played KISS in the locker room to get the team pumped up before each game, brought back fond memories of myself cranking Alive! on my stereo before each and every one of my high school hockey games to get myself fired up. Believe me, it worked. In true KISS fashion, a giant helicopter unsuspectingly swooped down onto the football field to pick up the band as they were saying their goodbyes to the town. The KISS phenomenon had officially begun.