KISS launches new tour leg tomorrow; teams up with artist David Garibaldi to raise funds for charity
Written by Classic Rock 93.9 on August 5, 2019
KISS kicks off a new North American leg of its the End of the Road farewell tour tonight, August 6, in Sunrise, Florida.
The trek’s opening act is visual artist David Garibaldi, who each night creates an original painting live onstage, depicting famous moments from the band’s 45-year history. Fans attending the shows will have the chance to win the painting while supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation, via a partnership between KISS, Garibaldi and the contest platform Prizeo.
Fans can enter a drawing for the art piece by donating $10 through the new in-venue Prizeo Live! feature. Those who want to contribute more that that can earn bonus rewards, such as having personal messages appear on the big video screen at the venue of the show they’re attending.
“Make-A-Wish has been synonymous with making dreams come true for children whose time to dream and see those wishes come true may [in some cases] be sadly limited,” says KISS frontman Paul Stanley.
“KISS has worked with this great organization many times over the years and we are proud to find this meaningful way to contribute once again.”
Adds Garibaldi, “I’m beyond honored to perform as an opener for one of the most iconic bands in music history, and help KISS raise money for the admirable work Make-A-Wish is doing for so many families. It’s a mix of everything I live for: art, music and giving back.”
Through Prizeo Live! donations, KISS and Garibaldi have raised more than $120,000 for the charity to date.
The new leg of KISS’ End of the Road trek is mapped out through a September 20 concert in Los Angeles. Garibaldi will open all shows except for the band’s September 14 performance in West Valley City, Utah.
Here are all of the group’s 2019 North American dates:
8/6 — Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
8/8 — North Charleston, NC, North Charleston Coliseum
8/10 — Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
8/11 — Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
8/13 — Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
8/14 — Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
8/16 — Montreal, QC, Canada, Bell Centre
8/17 — Toronto, ON, Canada, Scotiabank Arena
8/20 — Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
8/21 — Hershey, PA, HersheyPark Stadium
8/23 — Darien Center, NY, Darien Lake Amphitheater
8/24 — Saratoga Springs, NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center
8/27 — Syracuse, NY, St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
8/29 — Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
8/31 — Noblesville, IN, Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
9/1 — Maryland Heights, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/3 — Des Moines, IA, Wells Fargo Arena
9/5 — Little Rock, AR, Verizon Arena
9/7 — Bossier City, LA, CenturyLink Center
9/8 — San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
9/9 — Houston, TX, Toyota Center
9/11 — Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
9/12 — Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
9/14 — West Valley City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre*
9/16 — Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
9/20 — Los Angeles, CA, STAPLES Center
* = David Garibaldi will not perform live at this show.
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