KISS bring a healthy dose of Rock and Roll to Aurora, IL in a way that only they can.

If you want to see how a rock show should be done properly, go see the rock stars who started it all for so many. KISS have been attributed by many for sparking and nurturing their love of rock music and/or desire to perform. 

Their shows are never ones to disappoint. They include everything you would expect – plenty of pyro, impressive platform boots, and the trademark face make-up. Add into the mix Gene Simmons’ fire-breathing and spitting blood, and not forgetting a copious number of hits from their lengthy back catalog and you have the perfect recipe for an amazing rock show

The KISS Army were out in force, many donning the iconic face paint in support of their favorite four-piece. This is their second fix this summer after they recently headlined the opening night of the Chicago Open Air Festival. 

Lead vocals were shared out throughout the night and each of them had their moment to shine, along with bass and guitar solos. Eric Singer certainly wasn’t left out of the limelight as he and his drum kit raised up in the air in true rock and roll manner. 

Being sure to please with their classic hits, “Love Gun”, “Black Diamond” and “Shout It Out Loud”,  they also threw in the rarely performed “Flaming Youth”. However, they saved their biggest until the end. Their explosive version of “Rock and Roll All Nite” had confetti and streamers fired across the audience, while “Cold Gin” and anthemic “Detroit Rock City” closed out the night.

It was great to see all age groups attending a show like this. Many parents took along their young children, starting their music education off on the right foot. It was a humid night made even hotter by the flames shooting from the stage and Thayer’s guitar, but what better way to spend a Sunday night just before heading back to school. 

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Event Date: 20-AUG-2017

About The Author

Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!

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