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KISS to Debut ‘Avatar’ Shows in 2027

Half a century is quite the stretch, and the unfolding of what lies ahead is currently in progress. KISS has officially announced that their inaugural avatar-powered performances are set to take the stage in 2027. Concluding their ‘End Of The Road’ world tour, the band delivered their ultimate human performance at Madison Square Garden on December 2. To the audience’s surprise, they revealed their futuristic plans to persist as virtual avatars, marking a groundbreaking move as the first US band to embark on such a technological venture.

The band has unveiled a teaser clip, offering fans a glimpse of when they can witness their avatars in action. The caption emphasizes the significance of 50 years and the unfolding of the future, stating, “50 years is a long time, and what the future holds is in the making.” The accompanying video features the text, “2027 a show is coming.”

Bassist Gene Simmons recently shared insights into the avatar technology’s improvement, revealing a substantial investment of “about 200 million dollars.” Despite bidding farewell with their tour, Simmons emphasizes that it marks the end of the road for the band but not for the brand.

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The buzz around the KISS avatars suggests they were crafted by George Lucas’ SFX company, Industrial Light & Magic, in collaboration with Pophouse Entertainment Group. Co-founded by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, Pophouse is renowned for its work on the Swedish pop band’s Voyage avatar show.

However, while the ABBA avatars are known for their realism, reports indicate that the KISS avatars may not strive for the same level of lifelike appearance. Pophouse CEO Per Sundin mentioned that post-tour, they’ll explore the possibilities—whether it’s a future KISS concert, a rock opera, a musical, a narrative, or an adventurous experience.

On another note, addressing rumors about a potential residency at the Sphere in Las Vegas, Paul Stanley expressed skepticism. “As far as I’m concerned, we’re done,” he shared with Ultimate Classic Rock.

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