Wanna rock and roll all night? Kiss here Nov. 15


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It’ll be Winnipeg Rock City on Nov. 15.

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It’ll be Winnipeg Rock City on Nov. 15.

That’s when Kiss, the hard-rock group known for such hits as Detroit Rock City and Rock and Roll All Nite and their garish makeup and costumes, will take the stage at the Canada Life Centre.

Tickets go on sale to the general public March 10 at 10 a.m. at livenation.com and ticketmaster.ca. There are pre-sales beginning as early as March 6 for members of Kiss Army, the band’s fan club. Prices were not announced.

The Winnipeg concert is part of the Kiss’s End of the Road tour. It was announced with several other concerts across North America in the fall, and a Live Nation release on Wednesday said these would be the last concerts Kiss would perform, with the tour winding up with two concerts at Madison Square Garden in New York on Dec. 1 and 2.

Kiss began in 1973 in New York City and two of its original members, bassist Gene Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley, remain with the group. The band has performed in Winnipeg many times, beginning with a Feb. 8, 1974 appearance at the University of Manitoba’s Taché Hall that was greeted by a rally protesting Kiss’s sexist lyrics.

Simmons received the key to the city by the City of Winnipeg in June 2011 while promoting a reality television series, Gene Simmons: Family Jewels, a decision that raised eyebrows among those at city hall. The honour has since been bestowed on celebrities such as Paul McCartney and former Winnipeg Jets star Teemu Selanne, among others.

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