Kiss - Sonic Boom (3 stars)

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This article is from 2009.

Kiss - Sonic Boom

Rock Gods swagger in once more

It’s been 11 long years since Kiss’s last studio album. While they are rock gods across the globe only ‘Crazy Crazy Nights’ really broke in the UK, which is a crying shame as they are one of the most electrifying bands the world has ever seen. A concept beyond the mere mortals that make up the band in make-up. Here they go for full-on 70s glam stompers – no pretensions, just rrrrrrrock.

‘Russian Roulette’ in particular powers through with some killer guitar hooks; ‘Stand’ revels in its cheesy rock glory and ‘I’m an Animal’ has a certain swagger. They never truly capture the majesty of classics like ‘Deuce’ or ‘Love Gun’ but they could easily slot in alongside them.

(Roadrunner)

This article is from 2009.

KISS

A big old tour from the monochrome-made up rock guys, fronted by Gene Simmons.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Sun 28 May

£51.20–£62.40 / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Tue 30 May

£50.40–£61.60 / 0844 847 8000

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Wed 31 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With The Dives.

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