KISS Kicks Off 'KissWorld' Tour In Moscow (Video)

KISS Kicks Off 'KissWorld' Tour In Moscow (Video)

KISS kicked off its month-long "KissWorld" tour of Europe and the United Kingdom Monday night (May 1) at the Olympijskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Deuce
02. Shout It Out Loud
03. Lick It Up
04. I Love It Loud
05. Love Gun
06. Firehouse
07. Shock Me
08. Flaming Youth
09. War Machine
10. Crazy Crazy Nights
11. Cold Gin
12. Say Yeah
13. Let Me Go, Rock ‘N' Roll
14. Psycho Circus
15. Black Diamond

Encore:

16. Detroit Rock City
17. I Was Made For Lovin' You
18. Rock And Roll All Nite

Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below.

In a 2016 interview with The Morning Call, KISS frontman Paul Stanley spoke about how KISS chooses its setlist: "The cream has always risen to the top, and the people expect certain songs and they'll get those, undoubtedly. And we'll try to mix in some lesser classics. But the idea of playing obscure songs is only appealing to a die-hard fan who knows our albums inside out. To go up on stage and play unknown sons for a handful of people as opposed to playing the songs that everybody wants to hear is really not in our best interests or the audiences."

He continued: "We want to do the best show and we want to blow away people who get to see us once every two years, five years, ten years. Those are the people who we put the show together for. If somebody come night after night or sees ten or fifteen shows on a tour, well, they may be asking why we don't change the show up much. But the fact is we don't change it up that much because once it's great, you don't mess with it. If you mess with it, you're doing it more for yourself than for the audience. We want to do the best show possible."

Stanley also talked about the possibility of KISS recording the follow-up to 2012's "Monster" disc. He said: "I haven’t really been interested in doing an album, honestly, because each album we did, there was a justification for before we started it. And I don't mean by fans, but within the band. And at least with me, in particular. And I'm feeling more now that I could see it happening in the not-too-distant future. It's just I don't want to do 'Sonic Boom Part II'. I don't want to do 'Monster Part II'. If we can do something different and yet retain who we are, that's much more interesting at this point to me. I don't want to concept albums; I don't want to try to over-think it. And at the same time, I don't want to do the same thing again. If everybody's on the same page, then I sure we'll go in the studio sooner than later."

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