KISS have shared a ferocious live version of their classic hit, “Lick It Up” from their upcoming live album, KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach, which will be released on March 11. You can check it out below.
The original album version of “Lick It Up” was released in 1983 and is the title track from the band’s platinum selling release Lick It Up. The song quickly became a fan favorite with the promotional video featuring the band without makeup for the first time.
The second installment in the band’s ‘Off The Soundboard’ official live bootleg series, the concert was recorded live at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004. It will be available to stream and download, with a 3-LP standard black vinyl set, a 2-CD set, and a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180g opaque green vinyl, all available exclusively through the Official KISS online store.
Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach finds the legendary band in the midst of their ‘Rock The Nation’ Tour, which is notable for being the first full U.S. tour of the longstanding Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer lineup. In addition to “Lick It Up, The career-spanning 20-song set includes classic KISS tracks such as “I Love It Loud,” and the worldwide smash and No. 11 1979 U.S. Billboard charting “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” as well as perennial KISS fan favorites “Makin’ Love,” “King Of The Night Time World,” and “100,000 Years” that dig deep into the band’s astonishing 40+ year back catalog.
KISS are globally recognized as one of the greatest live bands of all time and are the creators of what is universally considered the best live album ever, 1975’s gold-certified and No. 9 Billboard charting Alive!. The ‘KISS – Off The Soundboard’ series continues their storied legacy of groundbreaking live albums with a document of the spectacular, larger-than-life extravaganza that is a KISS concert.
Known for their trademark performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and are America’s No.1 Gold Record Award-winning group of all time in every category. Peerless as a live act, the band’s illustrious legacy has been marked by record-breaking global tours during a remarkable 48-year career.