Kiss played a private party for less than 100 people at the weekend and there's video

Gene Simmons onstage in Austin
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Video has surfaced of Kiss playing a full show at a small club in Texas at the weekend. The gig, reportedly a private corporate party hosted by tobacco giant Philip Morris International, was held at the Vulcan Gas Company, a small club in downtown Austin, and apparently attended by less than 100 people.  

Details are sketchy, but video of the event has emerged in several places, with short clips on Facebook and a hour-long film on the website of writer and broadcaster Michael Cavacini. The clips can be viewed below.

A photo of Kiss posing with Formula 1 racing driver Carlos Sainz Jr also appeared on Facebook. Sainz Jr was in Texas to race in the United States Grand Prix, which took place at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, but crashed out on the opening lap after qualifying in pole position. 

Attendees at the Vulcan Gas Company were treated to a 14-song set of Kiss classics, opening with Detroit Rock City and closing with Rock and Roll All Nite. Full setlist below. 

The band have now embarked on the first of this year's Kiss Kruises, which set sale from Los Angeles yesterday (October 24), featuring a bill that also includes Dokken/Lynch, Warrent and L.A. Guns. The second cruise (leaving October 29) sees the likes of Black Label Society, Buckcherry, Stryper and Vixen join the party. 

Kiss: Austin Vulcan Gas Company setlist

Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
War Machine
Heaven's on Fire
I Love It Loud
Cold Gin
Lick It Up
Calling Dr. Love
Love Gun
I Was Made for Lovin' You
Black Diamond
Do You Love Me
Rock and Roll All Nite

Fraser Lewry

Online Editor at Louder/Classic Rock magazine since 2014. 38 years in music industry, online for 25. Also bylines for: Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, The Word Magazine, The Guardian, The New Statesman, Saga, Music365. Former Head of Music at Xfm Radio, A&R at Fiction Records, early blogger, ex-roadie, published author. Once appeared in a Cure video dressed as a cowboy, and thinks any situation can be improved by the introduction of cats. Favourite Serbian trumpeter: Dejan Petrović.