PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

KISS Rocked The BJC All Nite

“You wanted the best, you got the best. The hottest band in the world: KISS.”

State College wanted the 70s rock band, and they got it here to the Bryce Jordan Center on Tuesday night. This was KISS’s fourth trip to Penn State, with its most recent trip coming in 2000.

This “Freedom To Rock” tour stop opened with the Dead Daises. After a near hour long performance from the Australian-American rock band, KISS finally took the stage.

CrJnUUNXgAAnRKL

The band played hit classics like “Shout It Out Loud” in its the early part of its set. The crowd was revved up and the stage was ablaze with an array of pyrotechnics. This may have been the band’s fourth appearance in Happy Valley, but no one treated the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band as a repeat performer.

If there’s one thing Paul Stanley aimed to make clear by the end of the night, it was that the performance was all real and all them.

“There is nobody playing instruments offstage. There is nobody singing offstage,” Stanley said. “We are a Rock-N-Roll band.”

CrJnUUWWcAIfDhB

Stanley and Gene Simmons spent portions of the night flying above the stage and gliding over the crowd. The two were showing they can turn back the clock and perform just like its hotter than Hell in 1974.

KISS turned the spotlight later in the show to those who give them the freedom to rock, United States military members. Stanley announced that $150,000 in tour proceeds would go to Hire Our Heroes, a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.

DanaLipshutz-4

KISS finished off the concert with their timeless hit, “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Confetti shot into the stands, the stage was lit ablaze one more time, and Stanley said goodbye by smashing his guitar.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

Comments

Other posts by Steve

Tim Frazier Returns To New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans, the team that the former Penn State star had his best stretch with as a pro, claimed Frazier off waivers before their season-opening win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.

Penn State Legend David Taylor Hits Wrestling World Championship Mat For First Time

Teams Across Nation Stand #NikiStrong Supporting Penn State Swimmer Battling Leukemia

Penn State Football Moves Up To No. 17 In AP Top 25

The Nittany Lions moved up one spot following their 33-28 victory over Indiana on Saturday.

Shaka Toney Has Game Of His Life Against Indiana

Toney finished the game with four sacks, including a crucial one on the Hoosiers’ final drive of the game late in the fourth quarter.

Send this to a friend