BREAKING : DIGITAL KISS 2024

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Here’s the news they’re going to announce :

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business ... story.html
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And here's the story *not* behind a shitty WP paywall:

https://apnews.com/article/kiss-digital ... 54b2344d0c
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The avatars already have more personality than Tommy and Eric.
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Will the avatars put on a Vegas show?
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Who has a bigger dressing room, Kiss or the avatars?
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KISS - A New Era Begins
VIDEO - https://youtu.be/Yl5PGoy5X6g
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Zabooka wrote: Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:29 pm KISS - A New Era Begins
VIDEO - https://youtu.be/Yl5PGoy5X6g
Oh, great! Glad the avatars are of old man Kiss instead of the classic era, and includes Paul screaming about nonsense.
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Why would anyone pay to see a virtual-reality Tommy and Eric when Tommy and Eric are a virtual-reality Ace and Peter?
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First of all, if you're going to go virtual, why not make yourself young and look like you did in 1976 as opposed to looking like 70 year olds? Who does that appeal to?

Second, what they showed at the end of the MSG show looked like a cartoon. It was horrible. There was nothing cool or creative about it.

Look, I'm all for technology and being innovators. But if I want to see Kiss, I can log onto YouTube and see the actual band from almost any year I want to see them. Why would I pay to see virtual Kiss when I've seen the real band and can watch them on YouTube or on DVD whenever I want? It's fucking dumb and will never work. They didn't even sell out this last run of shows, so how the fuck are they going to do well virtually? When Abba did something similar, it was because people hadn't seen Abba in like 40 years. And they also made them look like classic Abba! They were young! But anybody who has wanted to see Kiss has basically been able to see Kiss. Their egos can't say goodbye so this is their way of not going away. It's gonna bomb worse than The Elder did.

They are already immortal because their music will live on. Isn't that enough? Fuck, put a fork in it already.

There was nothing more Kiss than ending the last show by trying to sell something.
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I was hoping for a legit announcement of them playing only non-make-up era songs at select gigs with Asylum in its entirety with Kulick.

J/K... this will so not be interesting other than my 5 year old who thinks Burn Bitch Burn is the greatest song ever recorded. Or, just seeing something with the boys in make-up so he can see some history. Our heroes/zeroes are getting old. WTF are they supposed to do? Not everyone can bow out with grace like Rush.

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Cool do I get to hear Paula's voice crack too?
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Zabooka wrote: Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:29 pm KISS - A New Era Begins
A new Error begins.
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Hilarious - I expect this to go the way of Tongue magazine shortly
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Looks terrible
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Just proves that KISS are not a band, but four cartoon/comic book-like "personas" that transcend everything. Might as well have cartoon avatars of Bugs Bunny and Batman out there in the KISS facepaint because that's pretty much what KISS has been for a long time now.
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Stanleys voice was as queer as a cats fart again last night.
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I can't imagine going to a movie theater ONCE to watch what looked like the Psycho Circus video game with older characters. This will be a gigantic homerun with their fanbase.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPRUBc7r2hQ

That one song is all anyone would need.

A YT comment that sums it up:
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Look at the audience. Bored. Not fascinated. Bored. Watching live music in a bad sounding venue on a big screen tv is one thing and it's amazing people will pay money to experience it. But to ONLY watch TV in a bad sounding venue? As usual, Kiss highly overestimates their role in history and the wow-factor of their shows. Their show is quiet antiquated, seeming out-of-date with what's going on with other shows. Rest on your laurels, guys. You've earned it.
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Maybe Ace and his 10K Volts will make Paul look like an imbecile now. :D I know nothing technical about whatever tech is behind this, but why look so shitty? It looks like a Y2K Nickelodeon show. Why not make it look real?
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TooOldToCare wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:44 am Maybe Ace and his 10K Volts will make Paul look like an imbecile now. :D
Ace and Peter were always the hard working ones in KISS. Aces new song is better than anything scab kiss has done.
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TooOldToCare wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 7:19 am
A YT comment that sums it up:
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1 hour ago
Look at the audience. Bored. Not fascinated. Bored. Watching live music in a bad sounding venue on a big screen tv is one thing and it's amazing people will pay money to experience it. But to ONLY watch TV in a bad sounding venue? As usual, Kiss highly overestimates their role in history and the wow-factor of their shows. Their show is quiet antiquated, seeming out-of-date with what's going on with other shows. Rest on your laurels, guys. You've earned it.
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This will never go on tour.
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Even during their grand finale, these guys are incapable of having a genuine, sentimental moment with the audience.

Same old pre-programmed performance with a commercial break added for the latest licensed KISS product. The avatar show is the 2023 version of the Kiss Koffeehouse in Myrtle Beach and will last half as long.

The ABBA thing works because ABBA hadn't performed together in 40 years and are too old to pull off a reunion today.

Nobody wants to see a computer-generated version of Old Kiss, with queens and scabs who just barely limped to the finish line a few hours ago on their real life tour.
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Jason Jennifer Leigh wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:27 am This will never go on tour.

It's not going on tour. It's not going to Vegas. It won't play the Sphere and it won't play the South Point Showroom.

They can take this on the next Kiss Kruise and that's about it.
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Who would win in a fight, KISS or Teenage Ninja Turtles?
Maybe the world will get to find out!
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Mister Freeze wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:32 am
Jason Jennifer Leigh wrote: Sun Dec 03, 2023 8:27 am This will never go on tour.

It's not going on tour. It's not going to Vegas. It won't play the Sphere and it won't play the South Point Showroom.

They can take this on the next Kiss Kruise and that's about it.
Yeah, this isnt a VR experience, all that can be done with it is putting it up on a screen and having people watch it. What's interesting about that?
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Its all arrogance and with no humility to the excess flesh on show from their stomachs. I hope I still have the capacity to be appalled after a nother tour of this boredom. The crowd were silent and bored. Empty seats everywhere.
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Maalsa wrote: Sat Dec 02, 2023 11:57 pm I was hoping for a legit announcement of them playing only non-make-up era songs at select gigs with Asylum in its entirety with Kulick.

J/K... this will so not be interesting other than my 5 year old who thinks Burn Bitch Burn is the greatest song ever recorded. Or, just seeing something with the boys in make-up so he can see some history. Our heroes/zeroes are getting old. WTF are they supposed to do? Not everyone can bow out with grace like Rush.

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I like this Kiss
Stupid old fans can’t handle this ..cry cry cry
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Gene & Paul are over estimating the brand ”KISS”. Of course they have sold everything from condoms to caskets with their logo on through the years and that’s what they should focus on if they don’t have anything musically in their vault they want to sell.
Just keep on licensing the logo.
Who is the main target group for this avatar idea? Men in their 60’s? Do they honestly think people will gather at the local pub for a couple of beers before going to a cinema/venue to see ”avatars”?
This will take off like Vinnie Vincent’s events, to the same people…
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This at the end will be downgraded to a 1 time streaming event thing, and then will be shown everyday in the background of their mini golf place, Folowwed by their scooby doo cartoon.
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