KISS and WCSX at The End of the Road World Tour at LCA
KISS played their first Detroit show at the Palace in 1974, and now they play at the Little Caesar Arena for one last time this last Friday, October 20th! Detroit and KISS have always had a strong connection since Detroit is really where KISS found their place in Rock.
In 2014, Eric Lacey from MLive.com interviewed Gene Simmons about the connection and he had this to say:
“It was the heartland of America because America was built on wheels. Without cars and trucks and stuff like that, we wouldn’t have the structure of the highways and everything else. Detroit was the heartbeat of that; it was the Motor City. And it wasn’t just the home of Americans working their butts off so that the rest of us could ride in comfort and create the infrastructure, but also the home of America’s music, this kind of amalgam of R&B, soul and Motown.”
KISS isn’t going anywhere either, there’s a biopic coming to Netflix next year. There will be no shortage of merchandise sold. No shortage of cover bands that will keep the heart of the live shows going.
Rarely can you go to a game or event that isn’t blasting “Detroit Rock City”. And the City of Detroit always gives love back when we are shown that level of respect and love. Whether it be a Lions game or The Red Wings, The Pistons, and The Tigers, KISS will live on. They’ll live on forever on WCSX, the home of classic rock. KISS and WCSX forever! They’ll live on in the heart of every true classic rock fan, new and old.
WCSX was at Little Caesar Arena for the last show and our wonderful promotions crew caught some of the fans giving the final show the love KISS deserves.
We salute you KISS,