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Kiss concert pictures
`Kiss`are a Glam / Rock band from America.Here they are photographed and captured in Analog from the stage and pit area during a concert in America in 1984. For more information and to follow the band on social media use the following external links.
Kiss concert pictures ~ Bill O’Leary
A word from the photographer
ON THIS NIGHT: KISS
KISS was one of the biggest and most visual American acts during the 70’s. I photographed them on the Lick It Up tour in January of 1984. This was the beginning of the “unmasked” period when they did away with their makeup for almost a decade before returning to the classic look. These images also include guitarist Vinnie Vincent in the band, a short time member of KISS.
The 80`s KISS
This period of KISS coincided with the rise of MTV and the music video becoming a very important promotional tool. The band took on a more commercial almost glam look, common in the 80’s. As with all KISS productions, the stage show was impressive, complete with awesome lighting and plenty of pyro.
KISS rocked thru many of their classic hits of course, opening with “Detroit Rock City”, then playing “Firehouse”, “Cold Gin”, also playing current hit “Lick It Up”. One thing about KISS is they know how to get the crowd involved, Paul Stanley being one of the best front men in the business. The drum kit was impressive with the drum riser resembling a tank and rotating during Eric Carr’s drum solo.
I was able to document an unusual concert event during this show. During the part of the show when bassist Gene Simmons grabs a torch and spews flames from his mouth, something he had been doing every show for almost a decade, his hair actually caught fire. His roadie quickly came out with a wet towel, smothering the flames, with Gene walking offstage momentarily. This reportedly only occurring twice in his career.
Location and date of these concert captures
Lick It Up tour/ America / 25.01 1984
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