Gene Simmons and co. are bound for Canada’s east coast.
KISS will headline the Halifax Rocks 2009 show in the Nova Scotia capital on July 18, the band’s first time performing in the Maritimes since the mid-’70s.
“There’s a lot that’s been written and said about the types of music that Halifax wants to see, and what we keep hearing is it wants good ol’ rock ’n’ roll,” concert promoter Harold MacKay said at a media conference Tuesday.
The event at the Commons park will also welcome four additional performers; they will be announced at a later date.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 9 a.m. via the Ticket Atlantic Box Office, select Atlantic Superstores, the Ticket Atlantic website or by phone.
KISS haven’t released a new studio album since 1998′s “Psycho Circus,” but guitarist Paul Stanley recently told Classic Rock magazine that the band may record a new album and tour European and North America in the near future.
Simmons was also in Toronto late last year scouting talent for his relaunched ’80s label, Simmons Records.