New York City rock band, KISS, will play MTS Centre on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

KISS is well known for its members’ black and white face paint and flamboyant stage outfits. The group rose to prominence in the mid to late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars, shooting rockets, levitating drum kits and pyrotechnics. Counting the 1978 solo albums, Kiss has been awarded 28 gold albums to date, the most of any American rock band. The band has sold more than 40 million albums in the United States, of which 20 million have been certified by the RIAA and their worldwide sales exceeds 100 million albums. The original 1973–’80 lineup consisted of Paul Stanley (vocals and rhythm guitar), Gene Simmons (vocals and bass guitar), Ace Frehley (lead guitar and backing vocals) and Peter Criss (drums and backing vocals).

Current members:
– Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals (1973–present)
– Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals (1973–present)
– Eric Singer – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1991–1996, 2001–2002, 2004–present)
– Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, backing vocals (2002–present)

Tickets range from $30.25 – $142.75 and go on sale Friday, April 5. [TICKETMASTER]