Promoted as the last ever KISS show in Australia before they retire from touring, and I believe them too, this will be it!
On entering the very large venue the diehard KISS fans were there early, some with the obligatory makeup and others wearing tshirts from previous KISS tours.
First band up was Delta Riggs who handled the opening spot well. It’s hard for a newer band to command stage presence in a large area gig as opposed to their regular shows but they did a great job.
Next up was Regurgitator who were comfortable on the large stage and with a couple of very smart costume changes they held the crowd’s attention nicely.
Weezer hit the stage running and their experience shone through in their performance. They played what people expected and didn’t disappoint. The had great graphics and an arena sound.
It was time for the main reason everyone was there on Saturday at the Accor Stadium in Sydney – KISS
They descended from the upper reaches of the stage with a massive amount of explosions, lights and glamour and a massive roar from the crowd.
The band was on form from the first notes of the first song and the crowd reacted accordingly. This is a real band playing live, no playing to tracks here.
The KISS experience was everything you’d expect, glam rock at its best.
There were pyrotechnics, giant balloons, glitter bombs, graffiti, more explosions, rising drummers, blood, fire, lasers, strobes, streamers.
A great last stand in Sydney and a very satisfied audience.
KISS Setlist Sydney, 7 October 2023
Detroit Rock City
Shout It Out Loud
Heaven’s on Fire
I Love It Loud
Lick It Up
Calling Dr. Love
God of Thunder
I Was Made for Lovin’ You
Rock and Roll All Nite