It doesn’t get any bigger than this! KISS and very special guests Mötley Crüe take to the stage on Sunday 3 March for the final concert at the 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide presented by Radio Mix 102.3.
KISS and Mötley Crüe have just completed a 45-date US summer tour and are excited to bring their spectacular shows to Australia next. This will be the biggest concert ever held at “The Race That Rocks”!
Kiss is Gene Simmons: bass/vocals, Paul Stanley: vocals/guitar, Tommy Thayer: guitar/vocals, and Eric Singer: drums/vocals, and as Paul Stanley puts it – “We’re a real, flesh-and-blood rock and roll band with people who’ve spent 40 years doing what we believe in.”
January 2013 will mark four decades since Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, then members of a band called Wicked Lester, joined up with drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Ace Frehley to form KISS. Forty years later, having racked up 28 U.S. gold albums along with 40 million U.S. and 100 million in world sales, Simmons and Stanley, with long- time members guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer, are at the top of their game both in live performance and with “Monster”, the 20th studio album in their historic career.
The 12-song, straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll album features collaborations from all four members and is the group’s first studio album since the band’s 2009 smash success “Sonic Boom”. The album’s first single, the full-throttle rocker “Hell or Hallelujah” outlines the group’s long-held “take no prisoners” philosophy, what Stanley calls “a battle cry that encapsulates the entire record… one way or another, we’re going to do it our way.”
“Monster” represents KISS’ nod to the music that first inspired them to pick up their guitars and flamethrowers and don makeup to entertain millions.
“We’re about authenticity,” says Simmons, the mastermind of not just the band’s music but a multi-million-dollar merchandising empire that includes everything from coffee-table books to coffins. “The KISS Army is ruthless. They’d skewer us if we put out records that weren’t great. We pushed ourselves on this album, to make not just ourselves but our fans proud. We try to hit a home run every swing we take. If we’re going to win, win big”.
The concert marks their first visit to Australia since 2008.
Mötley Crüe is: Vince Neil: Vocals, Mick Mars: Guitar, Nikki Sixx: bass, and Tommy Lee: Drums.
Perhaps the most momentous accomplishment of Mötley Crüe’s rock n’ roll legacy is the fact that its original members have survived to tell their tale—while remaining as active and relevant today as bands half their age, many of whom validated their own mojo from the original bad boys of rock.
After three decades of decadence, Mötley Crüe maintains its iron will, capturing new fans and influencing musicians across multiple generations.
Vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee have commandeered the rock pantheon for 30 years now and yet, Mötley Crüe’s rock royalty emanates with as much kickass iridescent relevance in the millennium as it did in the 1980s.
The Crüe’s bragging rights comprise worldwide album sales exceeding 80 million—25 million in the U.S.—seven platinum or multi-platinum albums, 22 top 40 mainstream rock hits, six top 20 pop singles, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, three Grammy nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and tours logging more than 1,350 live gigs across the globe, to date. The band’s output encompasses nine studio and two live albums, six compilation CDs, three box sets, nine DVDs, and 24 singles with accompanying music videos.
The group recently invaded Las Vegas with the city’s first ever hard rock residency, “Mötley Crüe in Sin City” leaving the loud impression that what happens in Vegas can be heard around the world.
A special “KISS Hot Zone” limited number ticket has been created for fans for the Sunday night concert for access to an exclusive section in front of the stage.
This special pass does not include entry to the circuit and grandstand, corporate platform, and Trackside ticket holders can purchase the “KISS Hot Zone” passes at a price of $80.
All Sunday Clipsal 500 Adelaide grandstand, platform and trackside Sunday ticket holders will still have free access to the concert oval.
The special “KISS Hot Zone” passes will go on pre-sale to the following groups:
Price Cap members from 2pm 19 November to 5pm 21 November. (SA time). Capacity 800. Limit as per Price Cap tickets held
`Public Sale from 9am 23 November (SA time). Capacity limited to remaining capacity. Limit of four tickets per transaction
A local band will also be part of the Sunday Concert line-up selected in conjunction with Music SA.
The 2013 Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be held from 28 February – 3 March.
Tickets are available from Ticketek on phone 132 849 or online at www.ticketek.com.au
For more event information visit www.clipsal500.com.au