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KISS Announce ‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ Virtual Concert For New Year’s Eve

The concert be staged in front of “a live COVID-screened and safe audience” at the Royal Beach at Atlantis Dubai.

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Kiss will perform a virtual ‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ concert on New Year’s Eve.

The concert, their first since a March 10 date in Lubbock, Texas, will be held in front of “a live COVID-screened and safe audience” from the Royal Beach at Atlantis Dubai. The performance will begin at 9PM Dubai time, 9AM PST and noon EST on December 31. The promotional video embedded below promises fans “the biggest & baddest concert event and pyrotechnics show of the year.”

Amidst a year when stages have been dark globally and fans have been craving a true live music experience, Landmarks Live Presents is set to deliver the largest KISS show of the band’s storied career live from Atlantis Dubai with a certified Guinness Book of World Records largest ever pyro display. Filmed with more than 50 cameras and 360-degree views, ‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye’ will be produced by Landmarks Live Presents and can be seen globally with Ticketing Technology and Livestream powered by TIXR.

The event will take extraordinary on-site COVID protocols including daily testing and biometric crew wristbands to ensure highest safety standards for the entire event.  Performed in front of a live COVID-screened and safe audience in Dubai, this will be a first of its kind hybrid live-ticketed and live streamed event.

“This has been a challenging year for the entire world and we couldn’t think of a better way to send of 2020 and welcome a new year thank with a true KISS spectacle,” said the band.  “We know first-hand the challenged the live music industry has faced this year having had to pull down our own global tour.  So, it’s only fitting that this year end, and a new year begin, with a true live show and over 400 of our crew back to work at the jobs they love.”

“Working with KISS is an honor and dream come true for me.  To be able to capture them in such an explosive and record-breaking way will certainly be a highlight of my career. This show will be unlike any other show or live stream of 2020,” says Daniel E Catullo III, creator, director and executive producer of Landmarks Live.

“Logistically, this was the largest undertaking and production I’ve ever done and during a pandemic made it all the more challenging. Our crew is comprised of over 400 people from all over the world.  It has been a very complex show to put together, but we are happy to bring the world something of this size at a time when it is needed the most.  It’s a perfect way to say goodbye to 2020 or KISS 2020 GOODBYE.

Almost 5 months of planning, hundreds of working crew, coordination with the Dubai Government, major logistics and coordination with the band, and putting a rock show during a global pandemic, this show will go down in the record books.”

The show will also feature a live pre-show that can be streamed for free. The KISS concert and pyro show will feature numerous price points to accommodate all New Year’s Eve celebrators safely from home.  While the show will be broadcast live timed to midnight in Dubai, all of the streaming packages allow a replay option so that fans can re-watch timed to their own midnight festivities.

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