fbpx

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

KISS
KISS (from left): Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Eric Singer and Paul Stanley. The band performed at SPAC on Travers night in Saratoga Springs. (Francesco D'Amico)
View Gallery
9 Photos
Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-1

KISS hit the SPAC stage. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-2

Paul Stanley wants YOU. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-3

The Demon a.k.a. The God of Thunder, Gene Simmons. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-4

Gene Simmons, a.k.a. Dr. Love. (You want me to call him?) (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-5

KISS brings their three-axe attack to the SPAC stage. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-6

KISS' Paul Stanley gets the crowd into its classic number, "Shout It Out Loud." (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-7

Space Man 2.0, Tommy Thayer. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-8

KISS' Paul Stanley doing his thing. (Francesco D'Amico)

Rock Hall Of Famers KISS Bring Their ‘End Of The Road’ World Tour To SPAC

On Travers night, the rockers brought a 20-song set jam-packed with hits from their more than 40-year career.

0794a_-10

Paul Stanley, playing some back/shoulder guitar. (Francesco D'Amico)

Love ’em or hate ’em, KISS are one of the most influential acts to have come out of the glutted 1970s rock scene. Everybody from Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo (see: “In The Garage“) to Slipknot‘s Corey Taylor (all tiffs aside) and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (yes, Condi Rice) have professed their undying love for the face-painted rockers, who are a tad bit overcommercialized, at this point, and well, just plain obnoxious at other times. And while some might not think they belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, they’re there, so get used to it. (I, for one, think they belong in the Hall and enjoy the band’s snaking catalog; several years ago, in another lifetime, I wrote marketing copy for cable channel AMC for its short-lived docu-series, 4th And Loud, about the creation and first season of an arena league football team founded by the band’s Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons.)

But back to the main event. KISS’ performance at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), on the we’ll-believe-it-when-it-actually-happens End of the Road world tour—supposedly, the band’s last—did not disappoint. Playing a 20-song set, the band rolled through a set list that included classic rock gems such as set-opener “Detroit Rock City,” “Lick It Up” (from the band’s face-paint-less era) and of course, “Rock and Roll All Nite.” The band also celebrated The Demon’s a.k.a. Gene Simmons’ 70th birthday onstage, a night early, by singing the fire-spewing rocker “Happy Birthday.”

saratoga living‘s Francesco D’Amico, sans face paint (as far as we know), was in the pit as always, providing you with exclusive access to your favorite rockers like no other. For more of D’Amico’s work from this summer’s SPAC/Live Nation busy season, click here.

Avatar
Will Levith

Will Levith is the Director of Content for saratogaliving.com and the Executive Editor for saratoga living magazine. He's a native Saratogian and graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. His work has been published by Esquire, Playboy, Condé Nast Traveler, Men's Health, RealClearLife and many others.

No Comments Yet

Comments are closed

ABOUT US

Welcome to saratoga living, the premier lifestyle media company in Saratoga Springs and the heart of New York’s Capital Region.

saratoga living magazine publishes six times a year. saratogaliving.com relaunched on February 8, 2018. Like our page on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter. The magazine is printed in Burlington, VT, USA.

The Voux magazine theme

THE CITY. THE CULTURE. THE LIFE.

FOLLOW US ON

 

For saratoga living‘s Submission Guidelines,
click here.

CONTACT US

All editorial queries should be directed to:
editorial@saratogaliving.com; or sent to 422 Broadway, Suite 203, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

saratoga living assumes no responsibility for unsolicited submissions.

For advertising inquiries, contact: advertising@saratogaliving.com.

For magazine subscriptions and to purchase back issues, contact:
subscribe@saratogaliving.com.

For all other inquiries, call us at 518-584-7500.