Tuesday, January 29, 2013
KISS To Headline London's Hard Rock Calling At New Olympic Park?
by Jon Stickler/Stereoboard
At the end of last week, Live Nation announced they had secured London's Olympic Park and Stadium for future live music events. The Live Nation move to the Olympic Park marks the end of a 10-year deal with The Royal Parks. Last year, Live Nation had to deal with a number of complaints from local residents about the noise levels surrounding Hyde Park during events. You may recall Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney being "cut-off" after their show over-ran last summer.
With the annual Wireless Festival and Hard Rock Calling - both of which were previously staged at London's Hyde Park - already confirmed for the brand new venue, glam-rock legends KISS are rumoured to be this year's headliners for the Hard Rock Calling event.
Live Nation have already confirmed they plan to announce "some major concerts with world-renowned artists" over the next few weeks, could KISS be one of the first big acts to be announced?
UK fans have been anticipating a new tour announcement from KISS for a while. The band performed an intimate fundraiser gig for the Help for Heroes charity in London last summer, following the cancellation of Sonisphere Festival, a festival they were due to headline. Ever since, the band have set tongues wagging about a return to the UK and the possibility of a full UK tour to support their most recent album 'Monster'.
Kiss have remained tight-lipped about a UK visit and nothing has been officially confirmed by both the band or Live Nation, however, KISS have toured America, live shows have been confirmed for Europe and the UK are still awaiting for that all important announcement.