We’ve actually got a couple of occasions in Kisstory to celebrate today at WBLM. First, Let's not forget to wish a Happy Birthday to founding member Paul Stanley who turns 68 today.

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Secondly, 37 years ago at the Civic Center, the Creatures of the Night/10th Anniversary tour came to Blimpville. It was January 21, 1983, their last appearance with makeup here in Portland until the return of the klassic Kiss with Peter and Ace in 1997.

Along with Paul and Gene, this version of Kiss included Vinnie Vincent on guitar and Eric Carr on drums. Opening the show was Night Ranger who were brand new to us with their debut album, Dawn Patrol featuring Don’t Tell Me You Love Me. 

Check out this great Portland TV News segment from the night of the show. It looks like it was on WCSH judging by the old NBC logo on the mic.

The quick vid has footage from backstage and onstage. You never know, you might see someone you know in the front row.


The KISS End of the Road tour will be here under the stars alongside the Penobscot River at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine on September 3, 2020.