KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons was interviewed on last Friday’s (April 13) edition of “Sixx Sense”, the national radio program hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx. You can now listen to the chat below.
KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE held a press conference on March 20 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California to officially announce details of their co-headlining 2012 North American summer tour, simply dubbed “The Tour”. The trek — which will see KISS closing the show each night — will kick off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia and will run through September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut.
Said MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx: “Growing up, I had a KISS poster, AEROSMITH poster and SWEET on the wall, and for me to go out and do this together, it’s an honor. I know what KISS is about — I’ve been watching them for years — and I think it’s a perfect, perfect match. Maybe a match made in hell, in some places in America they may think, but it’s a perfect match and it’s gonna be all night long — hits, bombs, girls, topless a few. MÖTLEY CRÜE and KISS — I can’t wait to experience it myself.”
Added KISS frontman Paul Stanley: “Nikki and I have been in touch with each other and just going, ‘This is awesome.’ This is something we’re all really fired up about. It’s double what either one of us could do, so exponentially it’s that much bigger. Whatever either band is capable of doing, you do it double on one night. It’s out of the park, man. We’re gonna level each city, literally.”
With combined album sales of almost 200 million, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are more than just iconic; they remain today as the dominant powerhouses of rock music tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out tours and awards and accolades from around the world. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever and their signature over-the-top pyrotechnics. This is the first time KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE will share a stage since 1982.