- Apr 7
Days Time Sun, Apr 7 7:30pm – 10:30pm
Next: 7:30pm on Apr 7
- Single Ticket Prices: $69 to $460 adv
Rooted in the campy theatrics of Alice Cooper and the sleazy hard rock of glam rockers the New York Dolls, KISS became a favorite of American teenagers in the '70s. Most kids were infatuated with the look of KISS, not their music. Decked out in outrageously flamboyant costumes and makeup, the band fashioned a captivating stage show featuring dry ice, smoke bombs, elaborate lighting, blood spitting, and fire breathing that captured the imaginations of thousands of kids. But KISS' music shouldn't be dismissed -- it was a commercially potent mix of anthemic, fist-pounding hard rock driven by sleek hooks and ballads powered by loud guitars, cloying melodies, and sweeping strings. It was a sound that laid the groundwork for both arena rock and the pop-metal that dominated rock in the late '80s.