News release from the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum:
KISS: America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time is coming to the Memorial Coliseum
Friday, August 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, April 15th at 10:00 a.m.
(April 8, 2016) – America’s # 1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time KISS, has announced its 2016 Summer American “Freedom To Rock” Tour and will visit 35+ cities nationwide with more markets being announced soon. The long-awaited & highly anticipated “Freedom To Rock” Tour will kick off on July 7th in Boise, Idaho and will travel the country throughout July and August and will close September 10th in Huntington, West Virginia. KISS will visit the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne on Friday, August 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office, on Ticketmaster and charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.
The KISS “Freedom To Rock” Tour will bring epic rock to 25+ cities it hasn’t been to in over 10+ years and four brand new cities as well. KISS specifically wanted to take the “Freedom To Rock” Tour to its fans in markets that haven’t had the chance to see them in some time or ever at all. This 35+ city tour will rock those markets and allow fans across the country to see America’s favorite rock band of all time, KISS.
Opening for KISS will be the All-Star rock band THE DEAD DAISIES. The “Freedom To Rock” Tour is produced by: National Shows 2, Frank Productions, and CMoore Live.
“Freedom To Rock” Tour Dates include:
July 7, 2016 / Boise, Idaho / Taco Bell Arena
July 9, 2016 / Eugene, Oregon / Matthew Knight Arena
July 10, 2016 / Kennewick, Washington / Toyota Center
July 15, 2016 / Spokane, Washington / Spokane Arena
July 16, 2016 / Bozeman, Montana / Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18, 2016 / Colorado Springs, Colorado / World Arena
July 20, 2016 / Independence, Missouri / Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22, 2016 / Lincoln, Nebraska / Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23, 2016 / Springfield, Missouri / JQH Arena
July 25, 2016 / Wichita, Kansas / Intrust Bank Arena
July 27, 2016 / Sioux City, Iowa /Tyson Events Center
July 29, 2016 / Cheyenne, Wyoming / Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30, 2016 / Minot, North Dakota / North Dakota State Fair
August 1, 2016 / Mankato, Minnesota / Verizon Wireless Center
August 3, 2016 / Duluth, Minnesota / Amsoil Arena
August 5, 2016 / Moline, Illinois / iWireless Arena
August 6, 2016 / La Crosse, Wisconsin / La Crosse Center
August 8, 2016 / Milwaukee, Wisconsin / BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 10, 2016 / Green Bay, Wisconsin / Resch Center
August 12, 2016 / Fort Wayne, Indiana / Allen County Memorial Coliseum
August 13, 2016 / Grand Rapids, Michigan / Van Andel Arena
August 15, 2016 / Saginaw, Michigan / Dow Event Center
August 20, 2016 / Rockford, Illinois / BMO Harris Bank Center
August 22, 2016 / Dayton, Ohio / Nutter Center
August 24, 2016 / Toledo, Ohio / Huntington Center
August 26, 2016 / Youngstown, Ohio / Covelli Centre
August 27, 2016 / Erie, Pennsylvania / Erie Insurance Arena
August 29, 2016 / Rochester, New York / Blue Cross Arena
August 30, 2016 / State College, Pennsylvania / Bryce Jordan Center|
September 1, 2016 / Allentown, Pennsylvania / Great Allentown Fair
September 3, 2016 / Worcester, Massachusetts / DCU Center
September 4, 2016 / Portland, Maine / Cross Insurance Arena
September 7, 2016 / Bridgeport, Connecticut / Webster Bank Arena
September 9, 2016 / Richmond, Virginia / Richmond Coliseum
September 10, 2016 / Huntington, West Virginia / Big Sandy Arena
** Additional markets to be announced soon
As America’s #1 Gold Record Award winning group of all time, and that’s in every category, KISS can easily be named one of rock’s most influential bands. The Rock N Roll Hall of Famers have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. Honored by their peers, KISS received the illustrious ASCAP Founders Award in 2015. Over 40 years of record-breaking global tours have brought KISS to their fans. They kicked off their recent world tour with 5 headlining shows in Japan and a #1 single in 2014 “Samurai Son” with pop group, Momoiro Clover Z. Their 40th Anniversary World tour also rocked North America, South America and Australia. Additionally, once a year the “KISS Army” becomes the “KISS Navy” as fans from across the globe board the KISS Kruise (this year will be their 5th voyage). KISS teamed up with Warner Brothers in 2014 to create the well-received original movie ScoobyDoo and KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery. Other high-profile appearances have included the Super Bowl, the Winter Olympics, Rockin’ The Corps concert, a FOX alliance with KISS appearing in multiple episodes of Family Guy, plus two special guest performances on American Idol finales. KISS has been featured in major advertising and marketing campaigns for John Varvatos, Google Play, Hello Kittyâ€” even appearing in a Dr. Pepper Super Bowl commercial and advertising campaign in support of their Hottest Show On Earth tour. This year represents the 3rd season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team bringing professional football back to Los Angeles. KISS founding band members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have also entered the culinary world by opening a string of successful restaurants aptly named Rock & Brews. KISS is dedicated to numerous Veterans Organizations including: The Wounded Warriors Project, The USO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce “Hire A Hero” program, The Legacy Organization in Australia, Help For Heroes United Kingdom and The Dr. Pepper Snapple Groups Wounded Warriors Support Foundations. For more information, visit www.KissOnline.com.
About the Dead Daisies
Influenced by 70’s and early 80’s hard rock, The Dead Daisies sound is soulful and accessible – equal parts of The Faces, Bad Company and Foreigner: muscular vocals, bluesy riffs, big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks. With stellar musicianship and pulverizing live shows, fans across the globe are discovering the band that is bringing back Rock & Roll! Since exploding onto the scene in early 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS, Whitesnake and Def Leppard. The Dead Daisies feature in their ranks some of the finest Rockers on the planet. The band has just recently announced the addition of Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) as their new lead guitar player. He completes a powerhouse lineup that features John Corabi (MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). The current incarnation of The Dead Daisies is part of musical collective created by a rotating line-up that have individually and collectively left their mark on the high-class brand of Rock & Roll the band is known for. This includes names such as Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/The Psychedelic Furs), Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers and Blow), Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting), Charley Drayton (The X-pensive Winos/The Cult), Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS), Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath/Rob Zombie) and many more. Rock â€˜n’ Roll is alive and well!!!
About the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the tri-state area’s leading public and private event facility, hosting over 1,000,000 visitors annually. Serving northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, the 80-acre Memorial Coliseum Arena, Expo Center & Conference Center complex is host to the Fort Wayne Komets (ECHL), the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (NBADL) and the Fort Wayne Derby Girls (WFTDA). The facility hosts national concerts, family shows, business and philanthropic events, the area’s largest tradeshow and consumer events and private gatherings. For more information, visit www.memorialcoliseum.com.