On Sunday, July 22 in Raleigh, North Carolina, the schedule was tight, and KISS‘ crew needed all available time to set up the massive stage for the evening’s show. This left KISS without enough time to do a soundcheck. So, rather than cancel the soundcheck part of the KISS meet-and-greet, Paul Stanley came up with the idea of performing an impromptu “private” set in the KissOnline.com meet-and-greet tent!
First, the band took part in a question-and-answer session, answering questions from the fans who attended the meet-and-greet. Then, they proceeded to play “Dr. Love”, “C’mon And Love Me”, “Beth” and “Hard Luck Woman”. The band was seated for the performance, with drummer Eric Singer using a plastic bucket for a drum. The reaction from the fans, crew and the band themselves was so positive that this experience has been made a permanent part of the meet-and-greet. KISS will now perform a “private” set each evening for these lucky fans instead of a soundcheck.
KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s co-headlining tour — dubbed simply “The Tour” — kicked off on July 20 in Bristow, Virginia and is currently scheduled to wrap on September 23 in Hartford, Connecticut. Although the bands are officially co-headlining the tour, MÖTLEY CRÜE is opening for KISS each night.