Alright Springfield! You wanted the best you got the best! The hottest band in the world, KISS! JQH Arena was at capacity when the curtain fell and KISS took the stage with Detroit Rock City. The band was perched on a platform that slowly descended to the stage while bombs exploded, flames shot into the air and smoke covered the stage. There is truly nothing like the experience and adrenaline rush of a KISS concert.
photos by Michael Ervin
Over four decades into their career, KISS still delivers a spectacular show like no other. Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric rocked through a seventeen song set with Gene spitting blood before the classic “God of Thunder” and breathing fire after “War Machine”. Tommy wowed the fans by shooting exploding rockets from his guitar after “Shock Me” and Paul Stanley flew out to the back of the arena to perform “Love Gun” with fireworks shooting towards the stage from his platform at the close of the song.
KISS is honoring our military on this tour and stopped the show to donate a $150,000 check to veterans while the mayor of Springfield, Missouri took the stage to present KISS with a key to the city. Paul told the crowd they had not played Springfield since 1990 so this was a special night for the college town. Fans of all ages wore face paint and costumes to show their love and celebrate this magical night with KISS.