KISS: the avatars are coming… in 2027

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KISS members’ new digital forms are coming in three years. Details have not yet been released.

During the final concert of KISS, which took place on December 2, the now retired group (according to their statements) announced that they intended to continue in the form of digital avatars. On December 22, the group behind Destroyer revealed that this “new era” would begin in 2027.

Presented as the big surprise at the end of the group’s “last” concert at Madison Square Garden (New York), KISS presented its avatars, created in collaboration with Industrial Light & Magic. “The future holds a lot of excitement,” says Gene Simmons in a behind-the-scenes video showing the avatars. “We can’t live forever,” adds Paul Stanley.

The appearances of avatars were then vague. The group did not specify whether these were “concerts” like those showing holograms of Whitey Houston or ABBA, or whether the show would take place in some sort of metaverse. However, the group’s latest statements seem to refer to concerts in their digital forms. Swedish company Pophouse Entertainment, which produced the current ABBA concerts, will play the same role in the upcoming KISS concerts.

According to Blabbermouth, Pophouse CEO Per Sundin said the company is still thinking about how best to use the avatars, which are huge, flamboyant versions of the KISS members. “Is this a KISS concert for the future? A rock opera? A musical ? A story, an adventure? These four individuals have superpowers. We want to keep as many possibilities as possible” explains Per Sundin.


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