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KISS offers new double CD KISS 40 and tour with Def Leppard

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Brian Lowe

KISS is back and celebrating 40 years of rock and roll with the new 2-CD set called KISS 40. Decades Of Decibels offering a track from all 34 KISS albums and a new unreleased demo from 1977 called “Reputation” along with several live recordings, check out the tracks:

KISS 40
KISS

KISS – 40

Unless indicated all selections are album versions

CD 1

1. Nothin To Lose

2. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll

3. C’mon and Love Me

4. Rock And Roll All Nite (Live)

5. God Of Thunder (Demo)

6. Beth

7. Hard Luck Woman

8. Reputation (Demo) – PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

9. Christine Sixteen

10. Shout It Out Loud (Live)

11. Strutter ‘78

12. You Matter To Me (Peter Criss)

13. Radioactive (Gene Simmons)

14. New York Groove (Ace Frehley)

15. Hold Me, Touch Me (Paul Stanley)

16. I Was Made For Lovin’ You (Single Edit)

17. Shandi

18. A World Without Heroes

19. I Love It Loud

20. Down On Your Knees

21. Lick It Up

22. Heaven’s On Fire

CD 2

1. Tears Are Falling

2. Reason To Live

3. Let’s Put The X In Sex

4. Forever (Remix)

5. God Gave Rock ‘N’ Roll To You II

6. Unholy (Live)

7. Do You Love Me? (MTV Unplugged)

8. Room Service (Live)

9. Jungle (Radio Edit)

10. Psycho Circus

11. Nothing Can Keep Me From You

12. Detroit Rock City (Live)

13. Deuce (Live 2004) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY

14. Firehouse (Live – 1999/2000)

15. Modern Day Delilah

16. Cold Gin (Live 2009) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY

17. Crazy Crazy Nights (Live 2010) – UNRELEASED COMMERCIALLY

18. Hell or Hallelujah

The album, fittingly, is available worldwide on May 27th, this writers birthday. “The hottest band in the world” has so much more going on in typical larger-than-life KISS style including one of the summer’s biggest tours with another rock giant, Def Leppard. The two legendary rock bands announced that they will launch the tour as KISS celebrates their 40th year in music. The summer's biggest hit-fueled rock tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, will invade 40-plus cities throughout North America kicking-off on Monday, June 23 in West Valley City, UT at the USANA Amphitheater. Tickets went on sale on March 21 through the Live Nation mobile app and at www.livenation.com.

With combined album sales of over 200 million, KISS and Def Leppard are more than just iconic; they remain TODAY'S dominant powerhouses of rock tallying 30+ chart-topping hits, countless sold out MEGA tours and awards and accolades from around the globe. Known for their elaborate and spectacular stage shows, each band plans to give fans the ultimate summer concert experience with the most impressive lighting and sound production ever along with KISS' signature over-the-top pyrotechnics.

KISS AND DEF LEPPARD SUMMER TOUR DATES

All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.

All dates below on sale March 21 unless otherwise noted.

Monday, June 23

West Valley City, UT

USANA Amphitheater

Wednesday, June 25

Denver, CO

Pepsi Center

Friday, June 27

Ridgefield, WA

Sleep Country Amphitheater

Sunday, June 29

Auburn, WA

White River Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 2

Concord, CA

Concord Pavilion

Thursday, July 3

Wheatland, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 5

Irvine, CA

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Sunday, July 6

Chula Vista, CA

Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Tuesday, July 8

Los Angeles, CA

The Forum

Wednesday, July 9

Phoenix, AZ

Ak-Chin Pavilion

Saturday, July 12

Austin, TX

Austin360 Amphitheater (on sale March 22)

Sunday, July 13

Dallas, TX

Gexa Energy Pavilion

Tuesday, July 15

Cincinnati, OH

Riverbend Music Center

Wednesday, July 16

Nashville, TN

Bridgestone Arena

Friday, July 18

Atlanta, GA

Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood (on sale March 22)

Saturday, July 19

Charlotte, NC

PNC Music Pavilion

Sunday, July 20

Raleigh, NC

Walnut Creek Amphitheatre

Tuesday, July 22

West Palm Beach, FL

Cruzan Amphitheatre

Wednesday, July 23

Tampa, FL

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre

Friday, July 25

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

Saturday, July 26

Holmdel, NJ

PNC Bank Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 1

Mansfield, MA

Xfinity Center

Saturday, August 2

Atlantic City, NJ

Boardwalk Hall

Sunday, August 3

Camden, NJ

Susquehanna Bank Center

Tuesday, August 5

Saratoga Springs, NY

Saratoga Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Wednesday, August 6

Wantagh, NY

Nikon At Jones Beach Theatre (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 8

Virginia Beach, VA

Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach (on sale March 22)

Saturday, August 9

Scranton, PA

Pavilion at Montage Mountain

Sunday, August 10

Hartford, CT

Xfinity Theatre

Tuesday, August 12

Toronto, ON

Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

Wednesday, August 13

Darien, NY

Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 15

East Troy, WI

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

Saturday, August 16

Tinley Park, IL

First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Sunday, August 17

Minneapolis, MN

Target Center

Wednesday, August 20

Des Moines, IA

Wells Fargo Arena

Friday, August 22

Noblesville, IN

Klipsch Music Center

Saturday, August 23

Clarkston, MI

DTE Energy Music Theatre (on sale March 22)

Sunday, August 24

Burgettstown, PA

First Niagara Pavilion (on sale March 22)

Tuesday, August 26

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Blossom Music Center

Thursday, August 28

Maryland Heights, MO

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (on sale March 22)

Friday, August 29

Tulsa, OK

BOK Center

Sunday, August 31

Woodlands, TX

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

There is more out there for mega fans of the mega band that is KISS. (Hey, I joined the KISS Army back in 1976) Check out the bands website for everything KISS and get ready to rock and roll all night this summer. KISS and Def Leppard jointly decided to support our heroes and honor their dedicated fans in the armed services by partnering with numerous military organizations for the tour. Partnerships will include the USO, Hiring Our Heroes, Project Resiliency/The Raven Drum Foundation, August Warrior Project and the Wounded Warrior Project. All military personnel will be given exclusive access to discounted tickets for the tour with their own pre-sale through Military.com/Monster.com

And the ultimate package, the definitive KISS vinyl box set, KISSTERIA – The Ultimate Vinyl Road Case, featuring 34 KISS LPs - including titles never-before issued on vinyl, six exclusive albums to the box set and a plethora of collectibles only available in KISSTERIA is available exclusively for D2C pre-order at www.kissteria.kissonline.com.

Look for more on KISS and Def Leppard as the year progresses with some insights, interviews, and show review right here.