KISS Goes Acoustic in California Casino

July 24, 2015

Taking a break from the makeup and armor, KISS recently performed a special acoustic concert at the San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino in Highland, CA. 

The show was intended to be more of a stripped-down and personal show for the band as well as the audience. Gene Simmons said "We take our lead from the fans. We're very much connected to our bosses, and despite the fact that we're the ones on stage getting the accelerated, ultimately we understand that if the fans weren't there, I'd probably be asking the next person in line, 'Would you like some fries with that?"

In regards to the acoustic shows, "We enjoyed it. Like all things that we do, we do it only if we want to. Sometimes it takes a lot of work. Sometimes it's just seamless. Like when we do the KISS cruises, it's a lot of work. You're talking, making sure every person gets personalized signed stuff, pose for photos with every person and do a few shows. Playing at your place [San Manuel] is seamless. You sort of get up and it feels like somebody's in your living room, compared to the stadiums that we play in. It's easy and we get a chance to not worry about the pyrotechnics and technical stuff. It feels informal."

(source: Blabbermouth)