Kiss announce 2017 European tour

Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley
Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Paul Stanley (Image credit: Getty)

Kiss have announced a European tour which will take place in 2017.

The rock veterans will hit Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria and Holland on the forthcoming dates. It’ll be their first tour on the continent since last year’s series of sold-out festival and arena shows.

Pre-sale tickets and VIP packages are now available through Kiss Army.

Bassist Gene Simmons recently discussed how musicians help fans escape everyday life.

He said: “At the end of the day, all that matters is what happens on that stage – that’s electric church. That’s glory hallelujah, all hail rock’n’roll, where people who spend lots of after-tax money come to the show and their girlfriends have been torturing them about where did you go and traffic jams and all that.

“And it’s our job – anyone who gets up on that stage – to create magic time. To make you forget about all that stuff and take you away, so just for those few hours…and then you get back to gravity, and all the chaos that’s out there.”

Earlier this year, Kiss frontman Paul Stanley said he believes the band will record a follow-up to 2012’s Monster in future.

Kiss European tour 2017

May 01: Moscow Olympiski, Russia
May 04: Helsinki Hartwell Arena, Finland
May 06: Stockholm Tele2 Arena, Sweden
May 07: Oslo Spekrun, Norway
May 10: Gothenburg Scandinavium, Sweden
May 12: Dortmund Westfallenhalle, Germany
May 13: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
May 18: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
May 21: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
May 23: Franfurt Festhalle, Germany
May 24: Rotterdam Ahoy, Holland

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