Kiss recently announced a New Year’s Eve concert at the Atlantis resort in Dubai. Landmark Live Presents will produce the show live from The Royal Beach at Atlantis Dubai. The producers claim that the event, which will apparently attempt to set the world record for the largest pyrotechnics, will be filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views. It will be viewed via live broadcast, with the purchase of a ticket on any computer, mobile device, or Apple TV.
In a new interview with Kyle Meredith, Stanley discussed how the idea of New Year’s Eve pay-per-view came about. “My whole philosophy of life has not always been ‘why’ but ‘why not,'” he said (see video below).
“Look, we’ve all made it to 2020 and no one has escaped unscathed. Some people have been inconvenienced and other people have been devastated. What this has done to the economy, to people’s health, to their loved ones, basically to All the ways”. Life has just been unbearable. So here we are in late 2020, and we can celebrate that we’ve made it, albeit not unscathed, and we’re waiting for some light at the end of the tunnel. I see a vaccine coming. I want to warn everyone that he is not here yet, so we must still be cautious. But I believe more than ever, it is a good time to celebrate where we are. It’s not a crime to be jubilant and has a great time in the middle of this because God knows we need it.
“What we are doing on New Year’s Eve is the biggest Kiss show, if you can believe it, that we have ever done, a worldwide pay-per-view since Dubai,” she continued. “And we will be breaking Guinness World Records on all kinds of things. First of all, the most important thing is that we are going to play all the songs that everyone loves. And the band is in great, great shape and anticipating this more than practically anything we’ve done in the recent past. To that end, we’ll have a million dollars worth of pyrotechnics, which is even a lot for us, by the way. And if you don’t do pay-per-view, you’ll probably hear the pyrotechnics anyway. this, again, this will be a night for people to remember.
“Look, if you’re going to see any band if you’re going to see a superstar, you’re basically watching a Kiss show, because the Kiss DNA is in every show out there,” Stanley added. “But nobody does it better than us. And in the middle of this ‘End Of The Road’ world tour, we said, ‘We’re going to get a little better,’ and we’ve been able to do it safely. And that’s the most important thing because, With everything that is happening, it is important not to lose sight that safety comes first and to take COVID really seriously until the moment we have a vaccine, and beyond that because people need to realize that with COVID, no “I don’t know what you’re getting. One person catches a cold and another, unfortunately, dies. So we’re taking all of that very seriously, and we’ve given Dan [producer/director Daniel E Catullo III] that task. “And he knows the most important thing for us was to make sure that the people involved (500 workers who put this together, 3,000 people attending at a safe distance, and theirs really) we wanted to be safe, and that was paramount for us. ”
Kiss launched its farewell trip in January 2019 but was forced to suspend it earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“End Of The Road” was originally scheduled to conclude on July 17, 2021, in New York City, but is now expected to last well into 2022.
Kiss’s current lineup consists of original members Stanley and Gene Simmons (bass, vocals), along with later additions to the band, guitarist Tommy Thayer (since 2002), and drummer Eric Singer (intermittently since 1991).
Formed in 1973 by Stanley, Simmons, Peter Criss (drums), and Ace Frehley (guitar), Kiss organized their first “farewell” tour in 2000, the last to feature the group’s original lineup.
In its 46-year career, Kiss has amassed 23 gold and platinum albums, more than any other American band.