[lastfm]KISS[/lastfm] has confirmed a new string of top-dollar tour dates that the band has dubbed the Hottest Show On Earth. The run will kick off on July 23 in Cheyenne, Wyoming and run straight through September 24, when the group will wrap things up in Phoenix.
While some major touring bands are significantly cutting ticket prices, KISS tickets will start at $60 and run up to $1,000. According to guitarist [lastfm]Paul Stanley[/lastfm], however, the show will be worth every penny.
“The bands that have to worry about the recession are the ones who don’t give their money’s worth to the audience,” Stanley told interviewers while on tour in Prague. “If you come to see us, your money will blind you and deafen you and pummel you.”
Bassist [lastfm]Gene Simmons [/lastfm]was even more confident that fans would be happy to shell out the big bucks.
“I want this world to be called Planet KISS – oh, by the way, we already own that trademark,” he said in a separate interview.
“I want every breath of air you take to be KISS air,” he added. “You should be charged for every breath of KISS air that you take.”