8/31/14 - Houston, TX

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Houston, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Promoter: Live Nation
Other act(s) Def Leppard, Dead Daisies
Reported audience: TBD / 16,500 (MAX)

Plan meet-ups, discuss/review the show, share the setlist, report live from the show!

Setlist will be archived HERE
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I will be there........ 8)
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Another sellout coming up. :D

A nice way to end this leg of the tour.
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nibbler1982 wrote:Another sellout coming up. :D

A nice way to end this leg of the tour.
I'm calling for the Leps the join the boys for a rousing RARAN to wrap things up.
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One of my friends bought a ticket Monday night when we were at Aerosmith so its not sold out yet as far as I know.
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headed to the airport in 40 minutes!
19th show since 1979, 2nd this tour.
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r&rhell2013 wrote:One of my friends bought a ticket Monday night when we were at Aerosmith so its not sold out yet as far as I know.
I hear you. I just look at the fact that there's only a dozen scattered singles available on the interactive map, the 4-pack promo for the lawn isn't available, coupled with the fact that Texas is always good to the boys...and I'll say it's a safe bet it'll be sold out.
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road trip from san antonio.my 24th kiss show.hoping for some end of tour surprises butttt not holding my breath.
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Headed to the Pavillion in about an hour. First KISS show!
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I have 2 friends that traveled to Houston for the show from Mississippi.....I couldn't make it unfortunately, but hope to see the spider stage live at some point. For all of those in Houston, hope the venue is big enough for the spider to do its proper show opening, etc......especially on the last night of the tour.
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DarylBroussard wrote:Headed to the Pavillion in about an hour. First KISS show!
That's awesome! Have a blast man!
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Joe Elliot announcing KISS again tonight.
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KISSTRONAUT wrote:
DarylBroussard wrote:Headed to the Pavillion in about an hour. First KISS show!
That's awesome! Have a blast man!
Thank you! :D
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Enjoyed the show. Place was packed, from what I couldt tell.
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Yes, it was a full house tonight. I had fun but Paul did not sound good tonight especially early in the show. He got a little better by Love Gun, and its probably a good thing that he gets a break after tonight.
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Paul *was* pretty raspy, his voice cut out a couple of times, but yes, it got better. Gene sounded good, and seemed pretty energized lol. Tommy and Eric did fine.

No surprises setlist wise.

Dont know if its a regular feature, but Paul did a bit, asking who all brought their kids. Then he said, "tell them KISS was there for their parents, and KISS will be there for the next generation", so I suppose there WILL be another Starchild and Demon.
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As always I enjoyed the show. This was my 15th Kiss concert. 1st one was in 1979. Def Leppard rocked the house!! Like others have said Paul's voice was a little rough in the beginning but hit better as the night progressed. Gene was great! Full house...

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Some pictures of Paul when he came out for Love Gun..

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KISS, Def Leppard
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
August 31, 2014

"Everybody's got a front row seat tonight," said KISS lead vocalist and guitarist Paul Stanley after recognizing fans on the distant lawn, "and just in case you didn't realize it, you're looking at a band onstage that's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!"

The crowd erupted with cheers, but Stanley barely let the applause sink in before moving on. After all, he was confined by a looming city-imposed curfew, and this was a KISS performance. There was much to be done.

Houston wanted the best, and it got the best. Sunday night, KISS concluded its 40th anniversary tour at a sold-out Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, where new and old fans alike basked in the glory that is "the greatest show on earth."

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"We couldn't end the tour without coming to the rock and roll capital of this here Texas," Stanley said. "We have been coming here for so long -- we used to play the Summit. Matter of fact, we were coming here before some of you were born, so I know what to expect from y'all, so don't play us cheap. Don't let us down."

Fans didn't let up, and neither did the band. Stanley flew through the air, literally soaring over fans' heads and outstretched fingertips to a rotating stage in the middle of the venue.

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Gene Simmons, meanwhile, breathed fire and threw a burning sword into the ground before floating into the rafters. This, of course, was while the two were dressed as Starchild and The Demon, accompanied by Spaceman and Catman.

Fireworks exploded every few minutes, and flames rose high in the air, warming the fans standing in front of their seats. The evening's soundtrack ranged from "Deuce," from KISS's 1974 debut album, all the way to "Psycho Circus" off their 18th studio album of the same name.

The quartet ended the evening with "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock and Roll All Night," two classics that have been staples of their performances for years that still resonate with fans of all ages.


Put succinctly by a fellow concertgoer, "Kiss is a circus that every adult should see at least once in his or her lifetime."

Def Leppard opened, taking the stage at 8 o'clock sharp after enticing the crowd with a countdown on the big screens on either side of the stage. Vocalist Joe Elliott emerged from behind the curtain donning a white jacket and a black sequined T-shirt, which looked about as hot as KISS' high-flying pyrotechnics.

From opener "Let It Go" to "Pour Some Sugar on Me" and two encores, Def Leppard was as well-received as the makeup-donning quartet that closed out the evening. Percussionist Rick Allen brought the ruckus, reminding everyone that even the loss of a limb can't keep a person from being a rock star if he or she wants it badly enough.

Personal Bias: It's KISS, for crying out loud. Need I say more?

Overheard In the Crowd: "That was my fourth DWI."

Random Notebook Dump: How many times do these guys have to reapply makeup during the show?
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These are some shots I took from the lawn