The legendary band played the Sunset Strip venue as part of SiriusXM’s ‘Party Continues’ series.
Between arena stops on their End of the World Tour, KISS stopped by the 500-capacity Whiskey A Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles on Feb. 11. Hosted by SiriusXM for the Party Continues series, the jam-packed show marked the first time KISS has performed at a club in 20 years.
“To go back and relive what we did once upon a time is pretty awesome,” singer-guitarist Paul Stanley told the crowd after being introduced by Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello. “It all starts in the clubs. If you want to really make it, you don’t do it by going on a talent musical show. You go into the streets and you play for people.”
The hour-long set was filled with KISS favorites from the band’s 45-year career as the band made their Whiskey A Go Go debut. Completely engulfing the stage in their six-inch platforms and brand-new costumes for their farewell tour, the show felt as big as ever with tongue wagging, head banging and synchronized rocking.
“We’ve got a small, but mighty crowd tonight,” Stanley shouted. “Let me hear you go crazy. Let me hear you go wild.”
The subscriber and invite-only show was hosted by SiriusXM which launched KISS Army Radio on Feb. 4. The station will run through Feb. 17 on channel 30.
In addition to die-hard fans who lined the Sunset Strip to snap photos of the giant KISS posters plastered across the 55-year old venue, VIPs in attendance included LL COOL J, George Lopez, Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins, Tony Kanal of No Doubt, Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters, Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats and Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers.
KISS’ exclusive performance for SiriusXM will air on Feb, 12 at 5pm ET on KISS Army Radio, channel 30. The concert will air on Howard Stern’s Howard 101 channel on Feb. 15 at 9pm ET.
KISS continues their multi-year farewell tour this evening at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The End of the World tour kicked off earlier this month that include dates through December.