Kiss have announced that a recording of a concert performed at the Telstra
Dome in Melbourne earlier this year will receive a cinema screening in movie
theatres across the US. The Kiss Symphony will be screened simultaneously in
21 cinemas and thousands of Kiss fans are expected to snap up tickets, which
won’t be sold until the day of the screening, to experience this unique
concert for themselves.
The concert, recorded last February, saw Kiss performing with the Melbourne
Symphony Orchestra. Original members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and Peter Criss all performed – though Ace Frehley refused to participate saying to do so questions the insincerity of the band's previous “farewell tour”. He was
replaced by Kiss guitar tech Tommy Thayer.
The screening is part of a growing tendency to screen concerts at cinemas.
Earlier this month David Bowie allowed fans to experience an intimate London
gig staged to launch his new album by screening it in cinemas around the