KISS has announced the details of its 2016 summer American “Freedom To Rock” tour. The trek will kick off on July 7 in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10 in Huntington, West Virginia. Tickets will go on sale beginning Friday, April 15 for all concert dates. (The Grand Rapids, Michigan and Youngstown, Ohio shows go on sale Monday, April 18). A KISS Army fan club exclusive presale will begin April 12.
The KISS “Freedom To Rock” tour will bring epic rock to more than 25 cities the band hasn’t been to in over ten years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 36-plus-city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS. Opening for KISS will be Caleb Johnson (“American Idol” Season 13 winner) for shows from July 7 to August 10 while THE DEAD DAISIES will open for KISS for shows from August 10 to September 10.
The dates are as follows:
Jul. 07 – Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena
Jul. 09 – Eugene, Ore. @ Matthew Knight Arena
Jul. 10 – Kennewick, Wash. @ Toyota Center
Jul. 15 – Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Jul. 16 – Bozeman, Mont. @ Breeden Fieldhouse
Jul. 18 – Colorado Springs, Colo. @ World Arena
Jul. 20 – Independence, Mo. @ Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Jul. 22 – Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Jul. 23 – Springfield, Mo. @ JQH Arena
Jul. 25 – Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
Jul. 27 – Sioux City, Iowa @ Tyson Events Center
Jul. 29 – Cheyenne, Wyo. @ Cheyenne Frontier Days
Jul. 30 – Minot, N.D. @ North Dakota State Fair
Aug. 01 – Mankato, Minn. @ Verizon Wireless Center
Aug. 03 – Duluth, Minn. @ Amsoil Arena
Aug. 05 – Moline, Ill. @ iWireless Arena
Aug. 06 – La Crosse, Wis. @ La Crosse Center
Aug. 08 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Aug. 10 – Green Bay, Wis. @ Resch Center
Aug. 12 – Fort Wayne, Ind. @ Allen County Memorial Coliseum
Aug. 13 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena
Aug. 15 – Saginaw, Mich. @ Dow Event Center
Aug. 17 – Springfield, Ill. @ Illinois State Fair
Aug. 20 – Rockford, Ill. @ BMO Harris Bank Center
Aug. 22 – Dayton, Ohio @ Nutter Center
Aug. 24 – Toledo, Ohio @ Huntington Center
Aug. 26 – Youngstown, Ohio @ Covelli Centre
Aug. 27 – Erie, Pa. @ Erie Insurance Arena
Aug. 29 – Rochester, N.Y. @ Blue Cross Arena
Aug. 30 – State College, Pa. @ Bryce Jordan Center
Sep. 01 – Allentown, Pa. @ Great Allentown Fair
Sep. 03 – Worcester, Mass. @ DCU Center
Sep. 04 – Portland, Maine @ Cross Insurance Arena
Sep. 07 – Bridgeport, Ct. @ Webster Bank Arena
Sep. 09 – Richmond, Va. @ Richmond Coliseum
Sep. 10 – Huntington, W.V. @ Big Sandy Arena
KISS has earned more gold album record awards than any American band in the history of the Recording Industry Association of America’s (RIAA) gold and platinum awards certifications.
In the last 42 years, KISS has earned 30 gold albums (26 KISS albums and 4 solo albums that were all released simultaneously — a feat never before achieved by any band). KISS has 14 platinum albums, with three albums being multi-platinum.
KISS remains one of the most influential bands in the history of rock and roll. Decades of record-breaking tours around the globe have included high-profile appearances at Super Bowl XXXIII, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the Rockin’ The Corps concert dedicated to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, special guest appearance on the 2009 “American Idol” finale that boasted 30 million viewers and a 2010 Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour.
Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members, guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are stronger than ever with a legacy that continues to grow, generation after generation. Their last album, “Monster”, proved that they are still at the top of their game with impressive sales and topping the charts worldwide debuting at No. 3 in the U.S. on The Billboard 200 album chart and Top 10 in twenty other countries. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the “Hottest Band in the World” is a striking testament to the band’s unbreakable bond with its fans.
KISS is celebrating two other major milestones, their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in April of 2014, as well as the band’s 40th anniversary. “Kiss 40”, an album celebrating 40 years of rock and roll, is available now.