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It seems that Kiss didn't go all the way down in many of their tours. How many times did Kiss played Miami? Is the city too latina with too much salsa dancing for liking a band like kiss? Any stories about shows in Miami, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale? (Kruise doesn't count)

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I need to get this updated, but it'll give you an idea...

https://www.kissconcerthistory.com/states/fl.php

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Thanks! There's not a lot of Miami in there. Only 1990, 1992 and the reunion tour 1996.
And I think from 96 til now they only play one time(2009?)

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Yeah i believe the HITS and reunion era shows are on youtube..thought I watched them late one night awhile back..?

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In 1983, West Palm Beach their hotel was broken in to. The Orlando Sentinel reported that cash, jewelery and a collection of Polaroid photos were stolen.
I have the actual newspaper clipping in a scrapbook, I'll try to track it down and scan it.

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Admin wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:35 am
I need to get this updated, but it'll give you an idea...

https://www.kissconcerthistory.com/states/fl.php
Looking at the list for North Carolina some arenas are still running and some gone the original Charlotte Collseum now Bojangles Coliseum opened in 1955 still going, new Charlotte Coliseum that opened in 1988 closed in 2005 and demolished in 2007

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Alejandro wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 am
It seems that Kiss didn't go all the way down in many of their tours. How many times did Kiss played Miami? Is the city too latina with too much salsa dancing for liking a band like kiss? Any stories about shows in Miami, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale? (Kruise doesn't count)
Actually, they may not have played "Miami" itself, but they did play the area at least 12 times through 1996. Many of those shows were at the old Sportatorium in nearby Hollywood, which was the only suitable place for bands to play through '88, as Miami did not have a proper arena until then.

Now they play the arena in Sunrise(Ft Lauderdale area) for their south Florida shows. Which makes more sense as it is more central to the the south FL counties of Dade, Broward, and even Palm Beach. The newer arena in Miami is a pain in the ass to get to.

So really they have played the Miami area a ton of times!

As for Orlando, that is considered central FL.

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olbap12ar wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:04 pm


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeVcwMJtJs
Listening to this one now, nice! So far it sounds like one of the better Dynasty shows. Thanks for posting.

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Alejandro wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:30 am
It seems that Kiss didn't go all the way down in many of their tours. How many times did Kiss played Miami? Is the city too latina with too much salsa dancing for liking a band like kiss? Any stories about shows in Miami, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale? (Kruise doesn't count)
I just got a vision of a salsa version of Kiss, with Gene shaking his hips.
Could be a crossover success.

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With the amount of native upper east-coasters who are in south FL, I would think there’s a robust fan base there. And I bet in the early 70’s, even the band themselves really enjoyed the warmth down that way, compared to Brooklyn

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thegraveyardtramp wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:57 am
olbap12ar wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:04 pm


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeVcwMJtJs
Listening to this one now, nice! So far it sounds like one of the better Dynasty shows. Thanks for posting.
This is actually not a show. It's one of the tour rehearsals done in Florida before the Dynasty tour started.

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olbap12ar wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:42 am
thegraveyardtramp wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:57 am
olbap12ar wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:04 pm


Or click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpeVcwMJtJs
Listening to this one now, nice! So far it sounds like one of the better Dynasty shows. Thanks for posting.
This is actually not a show. It's one of the tour rehearsals done in Florida before the Dynasty tour started.
Yes, I figured that as I got a couple of songs in. Still very cool to listen to, though, really enjoyed it!

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