If there's one thing KISS fans can always rely on, it's the reassuring familiarity of the band's live show. Gene Simmons flying up to the light truss, Gene Simmons spitting fire, Gene Simmons spitting blood… Paul Stanley zip lining out to the middle of the audience, Tommy Thayer blasting the light rig with rocket fire from his signature Epiphone Les Paul… but it seems the band is about to shake things up. Frontman Paul Stanley isn't giving much away — he's not saying whether any of those classic elements will remain — but he does promise that fans will be "blown away by what we're doing onstage" on the band's next run.
Speaking to VH1 Radio Network's Dave Basner at the opening of Stanley's new Californian restaurant Rock & Brews, the frontman said, "You know, for so many years, we've talked about a new stage show and basically what we've been doing has been an extension of the old stage show. So people would sometimes come and, obviously, the band does a great show and it's great to be there, but some people would say, 'Gee, it doesn't look that different.' This is a completely different stage, it follows a really great theme, the lights are like nothing you've ever seen before."
KISS recently toured Australia with Motley Crue and Thin Lizzy, and are hitting the road in Europe on June 1 in support of their latest album, Monster.