Wow! What an unforgettable experience to be able to attend a kiss concert.
“We got a whole lot to celebrate tonight!” said at the start of what would be one of the greatest Rock N Roll Nights in Tampa Bay for the lucky 15,000 that were able to nab tickets.
During the show, Paul Stanley screached “How many people have never seen Kiss before?” as fans screamed their hearts out throughout the entire arena. “That’s cool! And I’ll tell you why! Thursday, April 11, is a night you! Will! Never! Forget! Nobody forgets their first kiss! Nobody!”
Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer put on a spectacular phenomenon at Amalie Arena in the Tampa Bay right in the middle of playoff season where the Tampa Bay lightning are competing for the Stanley Cup. You would never guess that the day before and the following day that the Amalie Arena would be hosting huge games for Tampa Bay Lighting fans. The band managed to make us forget about the playoffs for a night to put on what could be one of the best rock concert Tampa has seen.
KISS army came into the arena in full force ready for the screams, the tongue and the blood capsules that would be spewing during these extreme performances. John Travolta was even seen in the arena and KISS and the actor hung out backstage.
In Tampa before the show with #johntravolta #kissendoftheroadtour pic.twitter.com/7Z0TZj5mow— Tommy Thayer (@tommy_thayer) April 12, 2019
The pyrotechnics to the the costumes and the energy, it felt like the entire city of Tampa was present to send off the band that is currently on their farewell tour. It kind of breaks your heart to know that these guys won’t be touring when this tour ends and won’t be invading Tampa with their leather bedazzled outfits and iconic makeup anymore.
If you were lucky enough to grab a seat or a space in this case then you know you’re going to have memories to last a lifetime. The iconic band played for a little over two hours and worked the crowd and engaged them while Paul Stanley surfed over the crowd to give every fan that front row experience.
One things for sure, KISS left fans wanting more and hoping this really isn’t their FAREWELL!
Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
I Love It Loud
Heaven’s on Fire
War Machine (Gene breathes fire)
Lick It Up (with “Won’t Get Fooled Again”… more )
Calling Dr. Love
100,000 Years (with drum solo)
Cold Gin (with Tommy Thayer guitar solo)
God of Thunder (with bass solo)
Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll
Love Gun (Paul on stage in crowd)
I Was Made for Lovin’ You (Paul on stage in crowd)