5/27/2016

Kiss Rocks Vegas (Review)

Kiss and Vegas go perfectly together. Their merging is basically a no-brainer. So, hence when they did a residency back in 2014 at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, it made perfect sense. One of those nights was capture for a new concert film called Kiss Rocks Vegas. It played one night only at the movies on May 25, 2016, and I got a chance to catch it.

At the beginning if the film, we have the band members talking about the show, what went into it, their ideas, etc for roughly fifteen minutes. Then we go right into concert. The band sounds great and the stage is huge,  filled with fire, explosions, hydraulics, etc. Everything is just spectacular!

All the classic live Kiss moments are here. Band members rising, guitars shooting fire, etc. Of course, there is also Simmons' breathing fire and spitting blood. This all accompanied by huge screens playing various images that go with the songs and shots of the band.

The concert, itself, was shot with excellent camera work, getting you right into the action, with some kick ass and exciting close-ups. This is all intercut with audience reaction shots including male Kiss fans, hot girls, and cute kids. Some audience members are, if course, wearing Kiss makeup!

The setlist represents a good variety of the different eras in the bands decades long career. They even pick three songs off of Creatures of the Night, my second favorite Kiss album of all time. Said setlist consists of:

1. Detroit Rock City
2. Creatures of the Night
3. Psycho Circus
4. Parasite
5. War Machine
(Gene breathes fire)
6. Tears Are Falling
7. Deuce
8. Lick It Up
(with "Won't Get Fooled Again"… more )
9. I Love It Loud
10. Hell or Hallelujah
11. Bass Solo
(Gene spits blood and flies)
12. God of Thunder
13. Do You Love Me
14. Love Gun
(Paul flies out to audience… more )
15. Black Diamond

Encore:
1. Shout It Out Loud
2. Rock and Roll All Nite

God Gave Rock 'n' Roll to You II (Over end credits)

I cannot wait for this concert to hit blu-ray!! I will definitely be getting it. And, if you're a fellow Kiss you'll want to do the same! !

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