KISS Alive Forever
The Complete Touring History
Curt Gooch & Jeff Suhs
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At long last, KISS Alive Forever: The Complete Touring History is finally available in digital form!
KISS Alive Forever examines the day-by-day details of KISS's concert history and is the result of over seven years of dissertation-level research. This landmark reference work was first published in 2002 and immediately rocketed to the #2 best-selling music book in the United States where it remained for a full month. Long out of print, the book is hoarded by KISS fans who treat it as something of a reference bible, driving the price of used copies to upwards of $200.
This digital version of KISS Alive Forever has been painstakingly recreated by its authors Curt Gooch and Jeff Suhs from the book's original publishing plates, providing an entire generation of new KISS fans access to this hard-to-find work, and allowing the book's tens of thousands of original fans a version that is fully and instantly searchable.
KISS is unequaled in the world of concert performance. Over 44 years of visually spectacular and financially profitable concerts are testimony to that fact. KISS Alive Forever is the must-have reference for every die-hard KISS fan: a complete archive of well over 1,900 performances.
KISS fans will find extensive overviews of each tour, including the number of shows; start date and end date; song pool; opening acts cross-referenced by tour; and average attendance. Every individual performance includes details such as date of show, city, state, and location of show; opening act; attendance and venue capacity; as well as descriptions of the shows themselves. Entertaining sidebars feature one-on-one interviews with members of the KISS road crew, as well as with opening acts such as Iron Maiden, Rush, Cheap Trick, and Styx. Also included are a performance index of the songs in band’s catalog, over 560 setlists from shows throughout its career, and nearly 200 photos chronicling KISS’s amazing concert history.
Although KISS stated that its 2000 “farewell” tour would be its last, the band is still ongoing, nearly two decades later. KISS Alive Forever is sure to be a devoted fan’s lasting chronicle of this extraordinary band’s concert career.
A must-have for any KISS fan
An exhaustive work that catalogs every single KISS concert, from the band's first gigs in tiny NY clubs and seedy hotel ballrooms through the Farewell Tour, and includes a warts-and-all history of the band complete with stories from roadies, fans and other witnesses to KISStory. You'll get lost in this book for hours. Here's hoping the authors are hard at work on a second volume. This is maybe the greatest KISS book ever written.
This is the perfect book for any Kiss fan. I’ve seen them so many times it was cool to be able to go back and look at the specific shows I went to. The only complaint I have is the book is filled with typos, words running into the next word etc. other than that it’s a perfect read