KISS, AEROSMITH Planning Separate Arena Tours Next Year reports that KISS and AEROSMITH are prepping separate arena tours for next year. As previously reported, AEROSMITH will also release a collection of blues-inspired songs on Columbia in early 2004.

KISS and AEROSMITH have extended their successful co-headlining tour into late December. The trek, which rolls into Mountain View, California Friday night (Oct. 10), is now slated to wrap Dec. 20 in Fresno, Calif. Several major markets will be revisited, including Boston, Detroit, New York and Los Angeles.

The KISS/AEROSMITH tour has played to 85% capacity and grossed more than $31.5 million, according to figures for 24 shows submitted to Billboard Box Score.

"There are a lot of people who see this as the tour of the year, and a lot of people want to see it," KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley told Billboard in August. "As long as everybody's enjoying themselves, that's the key to it — we always wind up going full-circle to 'this has to be enjoyable.' Fans know when you're having a great time, so as long as this is fun, we'll continue to do it. If it truly turned into the battle of the bands, we'd go home."

KISS/AEROSMITH tour dates:

Oct. 10 - Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Oct. 12 - Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Oct. 14 - Marysville, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Oct. 16 - Chula Vista, CA @ Coors Amphitheatre
Oct. 18 - Devore, CA @ Hyundai Pavilion
Oct. 20 - Albuquerque, NM @ Journal Pavilion
Oct. 22 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Delta Center
Oct. 24-25 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Nov. 06 - Omaha, NE @ Qwest Center Omaha
Nov. 08 - Grand Forks, ND @ Alerus Center
Nov. 10 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
Nov. 12 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
Nov. 14 - Bridgeport, CT @ Harbor Yard
Nov. 16 - New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Nov. 20 - Washington, D.C. @ MCI Center
Nov. 22 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Nov. 24 - Manchester, NH @ Verizon Wireless Arena
Nov. 26 – Boston, MA @ FleetCenter
Nov. 28 - Albany, NY @ Pepsi Arena
Nov. 30 - Auburn Hills, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
Dec. 03 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum
Dec. 05 - Jacksonville, FL @ Veterans Memorial Arena
Dec. 08 - Louisville, KY @ Freedom Hall
Dec. 10 - Knoxville, TN @ Thompson-Boling Arena
Dec. 12 - Moline, IL @ Mark of the Quad Cities
Dec. 14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Ford Center
Dec. 18 - Inglewood, CA @ the Forum
Dec. 20 - Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center


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