Thursday, September 3, 2009

Walmart to add 'KISS Korner' in all Stores for Oct. 6 Release of SONIC BOOM

(from RUETERS)
KISS Shirts, Makeup, Wigs, KISS Spuds and Other Kollectibles Coming to
Entertainment and Halloween Aisles

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KISS fans ready for the
new SONIC BOOM CD/DVD release Oct. 6 can own a piece of KISStory when Walmart stores unveil "KISS Korners" in Electronics departments and Halloween aisles in October. Stores will offer in special areas KISS T-shirts, wigs, makeup, limited edition KISS M&M candies, and even KISS Mr. Potato Head spuds of all
four band members through Halloween.

For Detroit City Rockers and beyond, the exclusive KISS CD/DVD package, SONIC
BOOM, and KISS kollectibles will be available in all Walmart stores
nationwide. Select items, including the MP3 digital album, will be available
at Pre-orders for the new 3-disc set are currently available at for $12.

Items will arrive upon the Oct. 6 release and include:
-- KISS T-shirts
-- Four select KISS Mr. Potato Head kollectibles (The Demon, The
The Catman and The Starchild)
-- KISS fleece blanket
-- KISS M&M candies (7 oz. bags - Limited Edition)
-- KISS catalog CDs such as Dressed to Kill, Destroyer, Love Gun and the Very
Best of KISS
-- KISS makeup kits, masks and wigs (select Walmart stores*)

"To complement this highly-anticipated music release, we are excited to bring
a unique store experience with KISS merchandise at an unbeatable value for
fans of all ages," said Greg Hall, vice president of Media Services, Walmart
U.S. "It has been both fun and an honor to work with the band and celebrate
with fans the new music release and album tour."

SONIC BOOM is KISS' first new album in 11 years. The eleven-track CD is part
of a three-disc set that also features a completely re-recorded greatest hits
CD and a live DVD shot in Argentina during the band's recent, record-breaking
KISS ALIVE 35 South American tour. The greatest hits CD will include tracks
made famous on the KISS ALIVE! album such as "Rock and Roll All Nite,"
"Deuce," "Black Diamond," and "Hotter Than Hell." The CD/DVD set will retail
for $12 exclusively at Walmart,, Sam's Club and

KISS will kick-off a 40-plus-city tour with a special KISS ALIVE 35 show at
Detroit Rock City's legendary concert venue, Cobo Arena, on September 25. The
tour features opening act Buckcherry. Concert tickets and more KISS
information are available at

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