Monday, July 25, 2011

KISStory: Reunited KISS Rock the Garden 1996!

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since a reunited Gene, Ace, Peter and Paul played the first of 4 sold-out nights at New York's Madison Square Garden in grand homecoming fashion.  The ALIVE/WORLDWIDE TOUR hit New York on July 25 (Thursday), 26 (Friday), 27 (Saturday) and 28 (Sunday), 1996. All four shows sold-out in a matter of minutes. The show's promoter Ron Delsener stated  the ticket demand was so great, Kiss could have sold-out 7 shows but the venue was not available. Special tee-shirts were made for the MSG shows featuring the LOVE GUN artwork on the front with the New York City skyline with the dates and the caption, "I WAS THERE!" on the back. The ALIVE/WORLDWIDE Tour was the highest grossing tour of 1996 of 37 million dollars. The four New York shows attracted  a total of 58,802 raging Kiss fans.



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