HSOE Show 24: 9/10/10 - Toronto, ON, Canada

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To everyone.....enjoy the show.

We'll be headed for the amphitheatre in about 90 minutes
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Enjoy the show! Man.... I wish I could be at this particular show :cry:
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We're at the beer tent area right now...anyone want to meet up there after the show?

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I came to the show right after work, so I couldn't log on here before leaving like I had originally hoped I could, bummer! If any of you saw me, I was the guy with really long hair and the Vinnie Vincent t shirt.

Anyways, the show was incredible as expected! Same setlist, no changes. Paul sounded really good tonight, all four of the guys really seem like they are truly enjoying themselves up there!

I will write more later, when I feel less tired, it's 3:15 AM lol!
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review from the Toronto Sun 3.5/5



Aging KISS can still seal it
By JASON MCNEILL, SPECIAL TO QMI AGENCY

With a fall chill in the air, it seemed like the perfect time for legendary rock band KISS to bring The Hottest Show On Earth Tour to Toronto.

And with scads of fireballs, explosions, lights and eye candy, the New York City foursome plied much the same showmanship they did in their early heydays on Friday night at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – 35 years to the day after releasing their first live album Alive.

Led by original members Gene Simmons – whose kabuki-inspired makeup looks like it too had a facelift – and Paul Stanley, KISS indeed rocked and rolled all night, playing over the standard 11 p.m. venue curfew to fit in their encore of warhorses including the tender Beth, Lick It Up and I Was Made For Lovin’ You. The latter even featured Stanley flying overhead to a stage in the crowd before heading back to close.

For most of the two-hours and change, KISS delivered the goods to a receptive near-capacity throng of generation-spanning fanatics, a few with their faces painted but all on their feet from the opener Modern Day Delilah on. With drummer Eric Singer on a riser, Simmons, Stanley and guitarist Tommy Thayer stood high above the crowd on a platform which descended to the front.

“How you doing Toronto?” the talkative Stanley asked, later pointing out there were just four guys creating the music onstage with no lip-syncing or vocal gimmicks involved. But while there were no gimmicks in terms of audio, visually they had no limits. Whether it was Simmons’ fake blood running down his chin and neck before flying to the rafters for I Love It Loud or Thayer’s guitar shooting off pyrotechnics, KISS embraces spectacle.

Spectacle does not equal spectacular though, with Stanley’s pipes at times a bit rough around the edges. As well, the new songs from last year’s Sonic Boom album – I’m An Animal and Say Yeah, seemed to be cues for nature calls or beer purchasing. Fortunately the band still thrives off material Stanley dubbed the “Old Testament of KISS” and this night was no different. Detroit Rock City, Cold Gin and especially the foot-stomping Deuce with Simmons on lead vocal had the desired effect.

Using much the same set and props as they did when they launched their tour last year at Casino Rama north of Toronto, KISS seemed to get tighter the longer the show went. Following a rather sludge-y rendition of Crazy Crazy Nights, Thayer weaved his way through Shock Me, singing lead before going off on a lengthy guitar solo as Stanley and Simmons left the stage.

From that moment on KISS seemed no worse for wear despite Simmons now being 61 years young and Stanley 58. On 100,000 Years Simmons set the tone with his bass line while Stanley managed to not embarrass himself by briefly covering Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love prior to Black Diamond.

Perhaps the oddest part of the evening was the choice of openers given KISS and its ‘70s rock niche. Toronto band The Envy – signed to Simmons’ own record label – fared quite well with a tight dance-rock feel while Chicago group The Academy Is… managed to hold their own and closed with a cover of Sweet’s Fox On The Run.

Sun rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars
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Who cares about Toronto?? People there are dumb enough to cheer for the Maple Leafs.



















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The Phantom of the Park wrote:Who cares about Toronto?? People there are dumb enough to cheer for the Maple Leafs.


I joke

I live here, it's not a joke...these people actually exist :lol:
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Here's KISS onstage at the packed Molson Amphitheatre - last night in Toronto, Ontario!
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Alright, now that I've had some sleep and I have a nice hot beverage from Tim Hortons (fuck Starbucks!) right next to me, I can give more of a review.

First off, the opening acts. What the fuck? I missed The Envy so really I can't comment, but The Academy Is...HORRIBLE! Anyways, on to what matters most, KISS!

They were a little late coming on (was supposed to be 8:45, but came on at 9:05) but it's all good. The sound I found to be pretty shaky at first. Paul's vocals were louder than the actual music, but after a few songs it got better.

The setlist was probably the best I've seen the band do out of the three times I've seen them. Personal highlights for me were Crazy Crazy Nights, I Was Made For Lovin' You, Say Yeah, Lick it Up and Rock and Roll All Nite. Yeah I know that song is overplayed but once you hear it live it just doesn't matter!

Also I couldn't help but laugh every time Paul mentioned Sonic Boom the crowd just went ".......*clap*......."

All in all it was an amazing night as expected, I only wish I had the time to log on here before heading out to see if you FAQers had a meet up arranged. But next time!
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Really hope this one surfaces on DVD cause I'd love to relive it at home!
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Anybody get the USB?

I ordered the CD from the simfy site a couple of days ago. Really hope I don't have the same problems getting the discs that I did with last year's Toronto show.
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the show kicked fucking ass
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Beauvoir wrote:Anybody get the USB?

I ordered the CD from the simfy site a couple of days ago. Really hope I don't have the same problems getting the discs that I did with last year's Toronto show.
Got the CD tonight exactly 9 days after I ordered it which I am fine with.

Really looking forward to checking it out tomorrow morning!
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Post by MikeBubbly »

anybody see Glitter Queen??