KISS visit Canadian Tire Centre on July 25, 2013

KISS with special guests Shinedown


Canadian Tire Centre – OTTAWA

Doors: 6:30 p.m. Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale Friday, April 5, at 10 a.m.

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Tickets can be purchased by phone at 613-599-FANS (3267) or 1-877-788-FANS (3267); in person at The Sens Store at Carlingwood Mall and Place d’Orléans, any Ottawa Sports Experts location, Les Galeries de Hull and at the Canadian Tire Centre box office.

Ticket prices are $50.50, $86.50 and $100.50; reserved seating (plus CRF and service charges).

January 2013 marked four decades since the legendary rock band KISS was born. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, with longtime members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, return stronger than ever.

Released in late 2012, through Universal Music, Monster marks the 20th studio album in the band’s historic career. The 12-song (plus bonus track), straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll album features collaborations from all four members in an effort that shows KISS at the top of its game. Monster is the group’s first studio album since the band’s 2009 smash success Sonic Boom, and was also produced by Paul Stanley with Greg Collins at Conway Studios in Hollywood, Calif. and The Nook in Studio City, Calif.

Monster represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flame-throwers and don makeup to entertain millions. The group goes back to their own beginnings with the Who-like Freak, while Gene lives up to the title track’s declaration on the raucous prehistoric punk-rock of Back to the Stone Age and the bludgeoning, self-referential The Devil is Me. Take Me Down Below is one of KISS’ classic sexual double entendres in the mode of Love Gun or Lick It Up. Guitarist Thayer takes a solo turn on his own with Outta This World, a tribute to his KISS “spaceman” character, while drummer Singer provides the vocals (and the inspiration) for the Stanley-penned arena anthem All for the Love of Rock & Roll.

It doesn’t get bigger than Monster, or KISS for that matter, 40 years old and ready to kick the asses of any young rock pretenders out there. Monster is KISS at its larger-than-life best.

Don’t miss KISS with special guests Shinedown, as they celebrate their 40th anniversary at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa on Thursday, July 25.

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