Thursday, August 2, 2012
KISS drummer Eric Singer tells Dallas to get ready for 'Monster' show
By: Eric Shirey/The Examiner
When it comes to rock 'n roll, nobody does it better than KISS. The band is still going strong 39 years after founding members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons released their first self-titled album. They are presently touring with Motley Crue playing classic songs from their 19 album discography. A new track entitled "Hell or Hallelujah" is also among the tunes on the set list. It's a teaser of what's to come when their upcoming release, "Monster," comes out on October 16, 2012.
Eric Singer sits behind his drum throne pounding away through KISS tunes night after night. Just like his cat persona, he never shows any signs of fatigue as he constantly pounces on the drums set in front of him. Singer gives his all to the audience and has been since he started playing for the band in 1991.
started playing for the band in 1991.
KISS is heading down South to Dallas, TX on August 4 and Singer was quick to let fans know what to expect while remaining secretive about the details of the show. KISS likes to change things up with every tour. However, he doesn't want to spoil any surprises.
"That is the part that you need to see and hear with your own eyes and ears. This is a tour not to be missed, I can assure you," Singer responded when asked what fans can look forward to seeing and hearing this time around.
Every regional area and city has their own local flavor. Texas and Dallas, more precisely, are no different. What does KISS look forward to when coming back to the most prominent city in the American South?
"We love the Southern/Texas hospitality! We know that you do everything bigger in Texas and we have the show to match the saying," Singer stated.
One thing Dallas is known for is its grueling Summer heat. There've already been several 100+ degree days and it doesn't look like it will be letting up anytime soon. That won't slow down the Hottest Band in the World. Singer shares the mission of the make-up wearing and leather-clad rock warriors known as KISS.
"'Hotter than Hell' isn't just a KISS album or song title. The show must go on rain, shine, or heat! We will bring it no matter the weather."
KISS plays the Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday, August 4. The show starts at 7:00PM. You can go here to buy tickets and get more information about the concert.