UNION, the late '90s group formed by Bruce Kulick (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD, ex-KISS) and John Corabi (CARDBOARD VAMPYRES, ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) along with Brent Fitz and Jamie Hunting, will play one U.S. warm-up show (Friday, January 14 at Paladino's in Tarzana, California) prior to their upcoming Japanese tour. Filling in for Brent Fitz will be KISS drummer Eric Singer, who will begin rehearsing with the group this week.Some of the songs the band will be performing both in the U.S. and in Japan include the UNION songs "Old Man Wise", "Around Again", "Pain Behind Your Eyes", "Everything Is Alright" and "Do Your Own Thing"; the KISS tracks "Jungle", "I Walk Alone" and "Black Diamond" (with Eric on vocals), as well as classic covers by THE BEATLES, CHEAP TRICK and others. UNION will perform two shows in Japan on January 29-30 as part of the KISS Japan Expo. The first show (Jan. 29) will also feature the KISS tribute band KISS DOLLS, while the second concert will include the KISS tribute bands KISSIN' TIME and KISS JAPAN. Bruce, Eric, John and Jamie will be available to sign autographs and take photos in the afternoons during the expos and KISS merchandise will be on sale throughout the day. Live performances from UNION and the tribute bands begin at 6:00 p.m. each night. These live shows will be UNION's first-ever performances in Japan.
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