KISS at Arena

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The scene: June 28, 1996. Detroit, Michigan. Kiss is playing its first show in makeup with the original lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. It's nearly midnight at the now-defunct Tiger Stadium, and despicable opening acts Alice in Chains and Sponge have long vacated the stage. Helicopters with spotlights circle the venerable baseball stadium as nearly 45,000 fans await the return of the "hottest band in the world."...full story