Zachary Lewis of The Patriot-News reports that "KISS's music may be simple on paper, but performing it the way they do is an art no one else has mastered."Smoke, bright lights, explosions, fire, dripping blood, levitating platforms — these are still a few of KISS's favorite things, even after 30 years. And they were all part of the band's thrilling performance Sunday night (August 31) at Hersheypark Stadium [in Hershey, Pennsylvania].
"The nearly sold-out concert, a double bill with AEROSMITH, was one stop on KISS's farewell tour this summer. "It was impossible to tell who was the main attraction. There were fans of both bands in equal numbers. "But in terms of performance, the night clearly belonged to KISS. AEROSMITH's half, exciting as it was, was hampered by a disproportionately heavy bass sound that tended to drown out the vocals, and later by rain. "KISS ran through most of its biggest hits, from 'Love Gun' to 'Shout it Out Loud', and spared no pyrotechnics. The guitar lines in 'I Want You' rang out as thrashing shots from a machine gun, surpassed only by lead singer Paul Stanley wailing like an animal on each syllable of the phrase." Read more.