KISS has issued the following statement regarding the cancellation of its May 15 concert at USCE Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia.
"We regret that due to security concerns relayed by U.S. government intelligence and the unwillingness of our tour insurance policy to cover our concert, we have been left with no choice but to cancel our show in Belgrade. Because of our excitement at returning to play for our many Serbian fans, we all share in the same disappointment and it is our hope to return soon."
KISS recently announced that meet-and-greet and pre-show soundcheck packages for the band's upcoming European Kiss Alive/35 Tour are now on sale. The packages are being sold exclusively on KissOnTour.com, the online destination for Kiss Alive/35 World Tour. These new exclusive VIP packages mark the first time KISS has ever offered meet-and-greets with fans in Europe.
The European tour is set to kick off May 9 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Meet-and-greet packages do not include tickets.
Fans worldwide will also be able to sign up for the KISS Army Fan Club for exclusive, year-round access to KISS. An annual Premium Membership will include a coveted new KISS Army membership kit, a $10 coupon to the KISS Online Shop, 10% discount to the KISS Online Shop, access to the members-only section of KISS Online, and access to exclusive Fan Club Pre-Sales.
The 2008 European Kiss Alive/35 Tour will play March 16 through June 21, and span seventeen countries, including stops at some of the biggest summer music festivals and first-ever KISS concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Verona. This tour marks the first time the band will appear in Europe since their sold-out Psycho Circus Tour in 1999. A number of dates have already sold out on the tour including shows in Finland, Sweden, and Norway.