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Pucker up Lake Tahoe: Kiss to play Harveys Outdoor Concert

Sara Thompson and Dan Thomas

Wikimedia CommonsKISS in concert in Boston, 2004

Get ready to rock and roll all night Lake Tahoe, Kiss is coming to the South Shore.

John Koster, regional president of Harrah’s Northern Nevada operations, made the announcement at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Board of Directors meeting today.

Koster said with the line-up this year, it definitely could be the best year for the Harveys Outdoor Concert Series.

Kiss will be playing August 30 in the Harvey’s Outdoor Arena.

The European leg of the Kiss Alive 35 World Tour this spring and summer wraps up with an appearance at the Graspop Metal Meeting on June 28 in Dessel, Belgium.

The tour returns to U.S. soil Aug. 4 with a stop at Sturgis, S.D.

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Kiss (not an acronym) formed in New York City in January 1973 with Gene Simmons on vocals and bass, lead guitarist Ace Frehley, rhythm guitarist Paul Stanley, and Peter Criss on drums.

The band bridged metal and glam rock, and its live theatrics ” replete with makeup, pyrotechnics, blood-spitting and Simmons’ tongue ” catapulted Kiss to equal parts fame and notoriety.

Kiss albums have hit the gold mark 34 times to date, and the group has sold more than 80 million albums worldwide. The original lineup reunited in 1996 before Criss and Frehley left again. Simmons and Stanley remain in the current lineup, along with drummer Eric Singer and guitarist Tommy Thayer.