KISS have just announced their first-ever residency in Las Vegas called ‘KISS Rocks Vegas’ which will take place from Nov. 5-23, at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
“What happens in Vegas will not stay in Vegas, not if we have anything to do with it. We intend to blow the roof off the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino,” Gene Simmons recently said via a press release regarding the shows.
Chas Smith, vp of entertainment for Vegas’s Hard Rock, told USA Today that the hotel will be appropriately KISS-ified during the band’s stay. “The activation will encompass the entire property for the month they’re out here — from the performances onstage to wrapping the hotel with Kiss stuff to having team members wearing Kiss shirts,” Smith said.
Being that The Joint seats about 3,200 for these shows, the band will be playing a smaller venue than they may be used to. Paul Stanley told USA Today, “Usually, going into a smaller venue means eliminating things. The great thing about going into The Joint, it gives us the opportunity to add. Much in the same way as a Broadway show, when you have a permanent installation, you’re not breaking down every night to travel. So we can do things we wouldn’t normally do.”
The band have a rather busy schedule for the next few months: their tour with Def Leppard takes them through the end of the summer; on Oct. 31, they kick off their five day “KISS Cruise,” and the Vegas residency starts the day they return.
KISS Rocks Vegas dates…
Wednesday, Nov. 5
Friday, Nov. 7
Saturday, Nov. 8
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Friday, Nov. 14
Saturday, Nov. 15
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Saturday, Nov. 22
Sunday, Nov. 23