KISS 40th anniversary tour a powerhouse show Newcastle won't soon forget

ICONIC rock band KISS unleashed a shot of pure rock’n’roll entertainment in Newcastle on Monday night.

The concert at Newcastle Entertainment Centre marked the band’s first performance in the Steel City as they tour across Australia this month as part of their 40th anniversary.

Opening with Detroit Rock City, the band delivered a sensory assault during the  theatrical two-hour performance which featured a huge mechanical spider prop, pyrotechnics and bassist Gene Simmons spitting fire into the air.

Confetti cannons showered the audience during the closing track Rock and Roll All Nite.

Other highlights of the set included the band’s hits Shout It Out Loud, Black Diamond and I Was Made For Loving You.

The final show on the Australian leg of the tour takes place in Brisbane on Tuesday night.

KISS is one of the most successful bands in rock history.

Since formed in New York City in 1973 by Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley, KISS has released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April last year.

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