Gene Simmons announces his first post-Kiss concert

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The Gene Simmons Band will headline the Summer Breeze Festival in Brazil this April.

Gene Simmons is quickly entering the post-Kiss era. On Wednesday, Brazilian rock festival Summer Breeze announced its lineup for the month of April. The Gene Simmons Band will headline the three-day event, the bassist’s first performance since Kiss’ last concert.

Gene Simmons’ new solo group will be the surprise attraction of the second edition of Summer Breeze Open Air Brasil », Wrote the festival on Facebook. Gene Simmons’ group will perform on April 26.

The Kiss musician last performed with his solo band in 2018 with another lineup of musicians, but this new iteration includes guitarists Brent Woods and Zach Throne, as well as drummer Brian Tichy.

Kiss (which last included Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer) played its final concert at Madison Square Garden in early December. “ The end of the road is the beginning of another roadStanley told the crowd before the final salutes. We’re not going anywhere. You’ll see us in all sorts of things, all the time. We will see you in your dreams. »

During the concert, the band stated that they would live as avatars in a digital version of the band, although this ” new era “won’t happen before 2027.” 50 years is a long time, and what the future holds is still being determined “Kiss said in its latest promotional video.

Paul Stanley has art exhibitions planned for the end of February, while Thayer told Guitar World that he was not yet “ ready to retire ”, adding: “ I have ideas and certainly options on the table. I don’t think about continuing to play in another band or that sort of thing – it doesn’t appeal to me. But I’m looking forward to an exciting future, working hard and being a part of good things. »


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