Oshawa wins KISS contest with 14,569 votes — Sault third with 11,315 votes
By IAN ROBERTSON
TORONTO — Ontario’s eastern motor city has been given the kiss of approval by fans to host Gene Simmons and his 1970s rock band — KISS — on their latest concert tour.
Now that fans have won an online voting contest to bring the band to Oshawa, all the city needs is the nod from organizers of the 40-city KISS travelling road show, which begins in September, Mayor John Gray said yesterday.
“We finished up first and hopefully we can parlay that into a KISS concert,” he added. “I’m really confident we will get it.”
He said the downtown General Motor Centre arena, which has a capacity of 6,500, should be able to hold 500 more fans “if properly configured” for the type of extravaganza concert KISS is known for.
After online fan voting closed Tuedsay, Councillor Robert Lutczyk, who in May spearheaded the campaign to bring KISS to Oshawa, announced the city won with a total of 14,569.
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