"The Tour" Show 28: 9/2/12 - Pittsburgh, PA

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"The Tour" Show 28: 9/2/12 - Pittsburgh, PA

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Re: "The Tour" Show 28: 9/2/12 - Pittsburgh, PA

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Looks about half full right now. Hopefully the sales will get a boost tomorrow.
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what has been the usual start time for crue? i am meeting up with some buddies and want to get there on time.

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Geez guys Nuttin?..to build up the show? :roll:


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KISS should be about halfway through...
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Should be wrapping up about now. I'm excited to hear what the encore song was for the night.
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I'm hearing that the encore was "Deuce".
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14k attendance according to Tommy T.
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drgbootz wrote:14k attendance according to Tommy T.
Not bad. It looked about half full in terms of ticket sales a few days back.
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drgbootz wrote:14k attendance according to Tommy T.
Not bad. It looked about half full in terms of ticket sales a few days back.
That sounds about right...I've seen 3,000+ in walk ups plenty of times.
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Another packed house.

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Paul Stanley actually came out and said it in a recent interview. Kiss will go on without him and co-founder Gene Simmons. Mr. Stanley explained that Kiss was not just a band, but an "ideal" that was bigger than any one of them.

It's a little ridiculous to think of them blowing fire and running around in giant heels at, what, 65? 70?

But for now, the Kiss frontmen are a sprightly 62, and tonight at the First Niagara Pavilion, they pulled off the same tricks they did in 1976, and more, with a truck full of pyro and some well-placed wires.

On this "Tour," Kiss has a band of relative youngsters barking at its heels. Motley Crue was the kickstart, and it's still a tough act to follow.

The devilish Crue, which, by some miracle, still has all four original members, entered in a ghoulish procession through the back of the pavilion and took a fiery, steampunk-themed stage with "Saints of Los Angeles," the title track from its most recent (2008) album, played at punishing volume.

Most of the set, on the coolest stage the Crue ever had, was a hard rock blast from the '80s, with such hits as the driving "Wild Side," the obligatory power-ballad "Home Sweet Home," the sing-songy "Girls, Girls, Girls" and signature classic "Kickstart My Heart."

The Cr??e updated its set list with a trashy new single, "Sex," on which the screechy Vince Neil drove home a subtle message to the little kids who came out to see Kiss: "Oh! No! Don't need no love and no respect!/cause it's all about the sex!" Fortunately, they may have been distracted, not by the scantily clad dancers/backup singers, but by the water cannons.

Musically, the band is still a live wire with an explosive rhythm section (Nikki Sixx even had a fire-shooting bass) and the freakish Mick Mars freakishly nailing every guitar part. If you missed it at Stage AE last year, you got another shot to see Tommy Lee's drum rollercoaster, which took off on a vertical loop while he pounded to a techno track. He then took a fan on a ride to the tune of "Love Rollercoaster."

Kiss came down from a riser with all guns blazing on "Detroit Rock City" and "Shout it Out Loud." A few songs in, the band lit into "Firehouse," wherein Mr. Simmons gave the kids (of all ages) a cheap thrill with the fire-spitting trick.

The one downside to Kiss going out with co-headliners is that the main set is reduced to 13 songs, leaving some old "Kiss Alive" favorites on the shelf.

The band teased its forthcoming "Monster" album with the single "Hell or Hallelujah," which we can safely say doesn't point Kiss in any radically new direction. Tommy Thayer, who took over guitar and Spaceman duties from Ace Frehley, shot off some instrumental fireworks, literally and figuratively, on "Shock Me."

The high resolution video screens came in handy on the bass solo leading into "God of Thunder," giving us a monstrous close-up of Mr. Simmons spewing blood and flying around to the rafters on Kiss' most metal song. Mr. Stanley got to fly too, out over the audience to a smaller stage, on "Love Gun." Kiss signed off with drummer Eric Singer taking the vocal on "Black Diamond" and closed the concert and the Pavilion season with a celebratory "Rock and Roll All Nite."

As they say, a Kiss concert is like the circus coming to town, and it might just go on forever -- no holograms necessary. Lucky us, we get some of the original ringmasters.

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I was at the show and WOW. The place was close to a sellout I would say. Crue came out and was a lot better than I anticipated. They got the crowd really going. Vince sounded pretty good IMO. I was a little worried that after Motley was done Kiss would have a hard time one upping them but that wasn't the case. Then the curtain went up and Kiss came down from the rafters. Paul sounded pretty decent and had a few hiccups. During SIOL I don't know if they blew a breaker or something but all power was lost on stage for about 15 seconds. The band sounded tight and the crowd was very much into it. They lost power again later in the show for about 5 seconds. And for the record Deuce was performed in the encore slot. I have seen Kiss on every tour since 96, and this was probably the best vocal performance out of the last 3 tours I have seen. Yes, Paul didn't sing much backup but was able to do pretty good on his lines. All in all, it was another great show by the guys and Motley put on one hell of a show too.
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keepmecomin wrote:what has been the usual start time for crue? i am meeting up with some buddies and want to get there on time.

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Your show is over and done with, but for the record and for anyone else attending this tour the following run times have been used at every stop:



The Treatment 7pm
Motley Crue 8pm
Kiss 9:45pm

IMHO, there is no point in having an opener. Motley should be out there at 7 playing until 8:30 and KISS should be on at 9:10 playing until 11. Oh well. It's good fun show.