The upcoming KISS/AEROSMITH co-headlining tour, currently scheduled to run between August 2 and October 18, could very well last into the middle of next year, according to KISS guitarist/vocalist Paul Stanley. "Should the AEROSMITH/KISS tour go as smoothly as we're all hoping, this could go on indefinitely. I know [AEROSMITH lead guitarist] Joe [Perry] has talked about wanting to see this go as long as it can, and we're of the same mind. So if everything is going well, this could take us into the summer of 2004."
KISS will release "The Kiss Symphony: Alive IV" on July 22 through Sanctuary Records. The album was recorded February 28, 2003 when the band played with the 60-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Telstar Dome in Melbourne, Australia. A DVD and pay-per-view broadcast of the show will come later this year.
In other news, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has posted the following update to his official web site:
"As promised, here is the info for the first 'Sex Money Kiss' book signing. Yes. I will be doing as many as I can during our tour. As cities and dates become a reality, we will post them here.
"Monday, June the 23rd at: BOOK SOUP in Beverly Hills. On Sunset Blvd. Across from Tower Records. Please only bring 'Sex Money Kiss' to sign. Hopefully you'll understand. If I sign everything you bring me, the line will never finish and those in the back of the line will hate both of us. This is book store policy and has nothing to do with me. Save your vile for them. I only work here.
"Appeared with DANNY BONNADUCCI (Partridge Family) and the beautiful JAMIE on their radio program this morning to shill for my book. Both were hilarious and Jamie and I went toe to toe (she wishes...I know she's reading this) back and forth. She gave as good as she got.
"I'll be appearing on the TOMY LEYKIS Radio Program in LA on the 20th of June.
"And then, in New York City:
Thurs, June 26th:
The EARLY SHOW on CBS.
FOX TV'S BRIDGET QUINN and BILL MCCUDDY
WOR RADIO with Joan Hamburg
12:30 BOOK SIGNING AT BORDERS, 100 BROADWAY
ABC RADIO with Lucy Taos
CINDY ADAMS PARTY hosted by the famed
Fri, June 27th:
Q104 MORNING SHOW with Lesley Gold & Chuck Nice
MSNBC TV - BUCHANAN and Press
MIDNIGHT AT SCORES - Book Signing - Yep. Scores. If you know it, you know where it is.
Sat, June 28th:
FOX TV's RITA COSBY SHOW
Mon, June 30th:
MTV's NEW TOM GREEN SHOW
7 pm book signing at BORDERS in NORTHRIDGE
Tues, July 2nd:
BORDERS book signing in TORRANCE.
"More to come. Stay tuned."