Tuesday, November 18, 2014

KISS rocks Vegas

“Rock and Roll All Nite,” culminated with Stanley smashing his guitar onstage as explosion after explosion rocked the room.


by Bea Taylor
KISS has recently embarked on a “40th Anniversary Tour”. They have now come to Las Vegas and, for the first time in their history, booked a residency of nine shows, all played at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel November 5 through November 23. The Joint, a 4,000-capacity/venue is a relatively small place for such a show, and that’s exactly the spirit of it.

On the opening night, there was a huge concentration of fans outside the Hard Rock Hotel, waiting for the members of KISS arrive by helicopter.

"Tonight, size doesn't count" KISS’ singer/rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley announced a little after, three songs into the set.

The 16 song set list contained few surprises, “Creatures of the Night” as the opener was one of them, and they did manage to throw in a more rocking version of the rarely played "Tears are Falling”, a near hit from 1985.

The show lasted around ninety minutes, paused only to give stage time to a charitable organization that presented a house to a Vegas-based war veteran.


At the end of the show, lots of confetti turned The Joint into a colorful blizzard. “Rock and Roll All Nite” culminated with Stanley smashing his guitar onstage as explosion after explosion rocked the room.









The Joint at the Hard Rock
4455 Paradise Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169




Location: Las Vegas 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169, USA