In Pictures : Kiss at Liverpool Arena
From the second they made their entrance on a giant platform, Kiss hit the ground running, kicking off a two hour show of non-stop rock and roll mayhem. Complete with pyros, flaming torches an over-the-head guitar solo, and a familiar tongue that just refused to stay in its mouth, there was little chance of the venue roof staying on. Mining their ample back catalogue, along with cuts from current record, our highlight of the evening was the one-two-punch of 'Crazy Nights' and 'Calling Dr. Love', the former not seen performed on these shores for many a year.
For a band that's been going for the better part of 40 years, age shows no sign of wearying them. If you look the word "showmanship" up in the rock & roll dictionary, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley are going to be leering back out of the page at you. We've got to admit - when God gave rock & roll to them, he made the right choice.
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