KIX: New Dates Announced

Reactivated hard rockers KIX have scheduled the following dates:

Dec. 12 - Dexter's Entertainment Complex - Riverdale, NJ
Dec. 13 - Club Loaded at The Crazy Donkey - Farmingdale, NY (Long Island)

According to a source close to the band, "the Friday, December 12 show was originally announced to be in Allentown, Pennsylvania but was moved due to a contract problem and not due to low ticket sales."

Bring Back Glam! recently reported that KIX will release a new album and DVD. The CD will feature live cuts from a 2007 XM Radio special and performance at Rams Head Live in Baltimore, including such KIX classics as "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah" and "Blow My Fuse" and other songs not found on the 1993 "Live" release. The DVD will contain the 2007 Rams Head Live performance as well as possibly some "vintage video" of the "Hot Wire" recording sessions.

This new live package will be the first KIX album since the 2002 "Essentials" release. A late 2008 release is expected.

Four-fifths of the original KIX lineup — frontman Steve Whiteman, guitarists Ronnie Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe and drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant — has teamed up a few times a year for the last several years to do KIX reunion shows in its hometown areas of Maryland and Eastern Pennsylvania. It also performed at this year's Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.

Original bassist Donnie Purnell is not taking part in the reunion and is being replaced by Steve and Chalfant's FUNNY MONEY bandmate Mark Schenker.

Originally calling themselves SHOOZE and eventually changing their name to the GENERATORS and ultimately KIX, Baltimore's favorite hard rock band garnered quite a reputation for themselves as one of Maryland's most exciting live cover bands prior to signing to Atlantic Records in 1981. Led by frontman Whiteman and creative mastermind Purnell, the band hit the club circuit six nights a week for three straight years, resulting in the band cultivating a huge local fan base that led to a contract with the Time Warner affiliate. Releasing their self-titled debut in 1981, "Kix" featured live favorites like "Atomic Bombs", the glorious "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah", and "The Kid". To support the release, the quintet set out to hit every club up and down the East Coast.

KIX performing at this year's Rocklahoma:

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