KISS IN EUROPE FOR PROMO TOUR
pictured:Gene, Eric and Paul.
Hard-rock superstars KISS did not travel by stretch limousine or even private jet when they arrived in Frankfurt -- instead taking a regular Deutsche Bahn train from Erfurt for their network television performance on "Wetten, Dass..?"
KISS had "a compartment reserved directly behind the driver," concert organizer Ossy Hoppe stated at a press conference in Frankfurt. He added that the American musical legends are very straightforward, stating, "There were no special requests." The choice of transport was due to logistical reasons: "On Friday afternoon, we'd need four hours on highway; by train, we'd be there in a good two hours."
Kiss guitarist and vocalist Paul Stanley said, "Sometimes we see a little of the landscape this way." When initially approached on the train, he joked: "We've already purchased the train!" Kiss will be on German television Saturday for the first time in ten years in the German TV. "We are pleased to be here," said singer Gene Simmons (60).
In May and June, KISS will return for concerts in Germany: Leipzig (21.5.), Berlin (26.5.), Hamburg (31.5.) Oberhausen (1.6.) Festivals Rock am Ring and Rock im Park (3 to 5.6 .)