KISS Rocks At Sea

The first-ever Kiss Kruise launched in style Thursday afternoon (October 13) from Miami, Florida with a non-makeup unplugged KISS sail-away concert. Over 2,500 Kiss Army members became inaugural members of the Kiss Navy.

On Friday, October 14, KISS performed its first full-makeup show on the Kiss Kruise, thrilling fans with a set list of KISS favorites that haven’t been heard live in years, and in some cases, in decades. The show opened with “Room Service”, before continuing with “Two Timer” and a rockin’ version of “Comin’ Home”, which guitarist/singer Paul Stanley said had never been performed live in its original version before this show. Other concert standouts included “Take Me”, “All The Way” and an electrifying “Rock Bottom”.

Kiss Navy members displayed numerous flags from countries around the world, and as it was also costume party night, many KISS fans came to the show dressed for the occasion.

Here’s the setlist from last night’s show:

01. Room Service
02. Two Timer
03. Comin’ Home
04. Strutter
05. Nothin’ to Lose
06. Love Her All I Can
07. She
08. Take Me
09. Goin’ Blind
10. Parasite
11. Rock Bottom
12. All The Way
13. Got to Choose
14. Shout it Out Loud
15. Lick it Up
16. C’mon and Love Me
17. Hard Luck Woman
18. Beth
19. Rock and Roll All Nite

Video footage of the “Room Service” performance can be seen below.

In a recent interview with Wallace Immen of AvidCruiser.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons stated about the first-ever Kiss Kruise, “The Kiss Kruise is a chance for all of us — the band and the fans — to have a ball. Just let your hair down and not worry about it at all. KISS has always been about breaking the rules. We’ve never liked that moat — the stage — separating the band from the fans. So whenever we do a show, we try to take the action right to your face. A cruise will let the fans get up close. We try to take it inside you, we want you to smell it and taste it and feel it.”

When asked if the fans were going to get to interact with the band on the cruise, Gene said, “We’re going to have a deck up top to ourselves and we will certainly want to bring up fans. It may to a little difficult to get down to the lower levels and hang out a lot, because you’ve got 3,000 people on board, who are basically going to shred you to pieces. It’s all appreciated of course, and I say all this with tongue in cheek — I don’t mean my tongue in your cheek, but you know what I mean. The real idea of this cruise is to have fun. Everything about KISS is over the top. Everything about it is meant to really make every day we have above ground a fun day.”

 

 

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