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.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.