USA (Glendale), December 1, 2009
Powerageman, on may 18, 2010 0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sound: As Kiss is, the show was great. The sound was very clear. There was no extra noise or static with the sound. Gene used his usual bass guitar, along with the "battle axe". Paul switched between a Washburn he's used forever and a newer looking V guitar, but I doubt it was Gibson or Jackson. The overall impression I would give a 10.
The vocals were clear, and every member of the band sang at least once, and all of them were pretty good. // 10
Perfomance: I very much enjoyed this show. The setlist was very 70's, except for 4 songs. 2 from the 80's, 2 from their newest album at the time, Sonic boom.
Deuce StrutterLet Me Go, Rock 'N' RollHotter Than HellShock Me (Tommy Thayer on lead vocals)
Calling Dr. LoveModern Day DelilahCold Gin (Tommy Thayer guitar solo)
Parasite Say Yeah100,000 Years (Eric Singer drum solo)
I Love It Loud (Gene Simmons bass solo)
Black Diamond (Eric Singer on lead vocals)
Rock And Roll All Nite
Shout It Out LoudLick It UpLove GunDetroit Rock City
I really liked this setlist, but there were a few things that annoyed me. The first one being that Tommy sang shock me. Yes, he sounds ALOT like Ace, but he isn't Ace. Plus, he had a song on Sonic Boom that he should have sang instead of shock me. Plus during his guitar solo, it is the exact same solo as Ace's. Bassically, since he has the outfit Ace had, him and Gene think that he should also do everything the same as Ace would. I wish he would show us individuality.
Also, "say yeah" is a good song, but I think there are alot of other songs on Sonic Boom that they could've play. I think Hot and cold would've been a better replacement. Another thing is that Gene spit blood, but played I love it loud, not God of thunder. I really wish he would've playued that over I love it loud. As an added note, during Paul's solo before Black Diamond, he played, for a quick 20 seconds, the intro to Stairway to heaven. Epic.
There was also alot of Pyrotechnics, lights, and rockets from Tommy (when one of his rockets shot off, a light or something came falling from the top of the stage). I was close to the stage, so I could actually feel alot of the heat coming off of the pyro. The effects, as usual for a Kiss show, were amazing! // 9
Overall Impression: This concert was in Glendale, Arizona, U.S.A. played at the Jobing.com Arena. openig for them was Buckcherry, who I kinda consider as today's Aerosmith. I had hardly listened to them before, but after that show, I was a fan of them. They did a good job opening. The ticket was about $95, but for the close seat I got, it was very much worth it. An unforgetable moment would be when Kiss played love gun, Paul got on a zip line to a platform on the other side of the arena. That was cool. I will try to go to the next gig. I go to alot of shows, so sometimes I can't go because I don't really have the money. But, If I do, I will go the next show. It was my favorite concert so far. // 9