According to The Times-Picayune, KISS will perform a free concert in Woldenberg Park along the Mississippi River in downtown New Orleans the weekend of the NCAA Men’s Final Four. The concerts are part of a full slate of festivities throughout the college men’s basketball championship weekend. KISS will kick off “The Big Dance Concert Series” on Friday, March 30. The band last performed in New Orleans during the 2009 Voodoo Experience in City Park.
As previously reported, KISS and MÖTLEY CRÜE are expected to officially announce their “massive” U.S. co-headlining tour on Tuesday, March 20 at 5:00 p.m. EST. The trek will reportedly kick off on July 19 and run for almost three months.
KISS members declined to reveal any details about the upcoming tour at the “Kiss By Monster Mini Golf” grand opening on Thursday, but the band’s guitarist, Tommy Thayer, did tell the Las Vegas Sun that he really enjoyed the CRÜE‘s performance at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in February, saying, “MÖTLEY CRÜE is one of my favorite bands.” He added that KISS would be interested in entertaining such a monthlong residency at some point. “It would have to be way over the top, but we’re a band that does things over the top anyway,” he said. “We know no boundaries.”
KISS has completed recording its new album, “Monster”, for a late spring release. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include “It’s A Long Way Down”, “Back To The Stone Age”, “Shout Mercy”, “Out Of This World”, “Wall Of Sound” and “Hell Or Hallelujah”.