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Rock n Roll All Nite By Mary Boukouvalas
On February 28, 2003, Australia will be treated to a symphonic sound boom when the love guns of rock, KISS, join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in a one-off concert spectacular at Telstra Dome. Performing for the first time with an orchestra, KISS will team with the internationally renowned MSO to celebrate their 30th anniversary at their only Australian show.
On the 21st February, KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss arrived in Melbourne, the city they regard as “Number One”. KISS fans were ecstatic as they welcomed band members at the airport. Screaming fans, many wearing make-up and costumes, greeted the three KISS members and TommyThayer. Thayer will replace Ace Frehley as lead guitarist for the much anticipated Kiss Symphony.
The combination of the hard rock band with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony is the result of months of work by conductors, arrangers and musicians. Rock legends KISS and promoter AndrewMcManus chose Melbourne as their world stage because of the huge fan base here and the excellent facilities at the Telstra Dome. KISS SYMPHONY promises to be one of the most visually spectacular events, with a dazzling pyrotechnics display and light show. Adding to the performance will be the MSO performing in complete KISS make-up.
KISS say the show will be done in three parts. The band will start off with a Kiss show, then they will go for an unplugged segment and after a small break, the KISS Symphony will begin.
The band expects “Beethoven and Mozart to rise up and dance with fists raised” as they “unleash a spectacle that will be both classic and classical”.
“It will be an extraordinary mix of black tie and black leather”.
Kiss Symphony lets loose this Friday 28th February at Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Australia. Don’t miss out. It’ll be hotter than hell!
Article and Photos by Mary Boukouvalas