Die-hard rock legends KISS but a football team
KISS have bought an American football team based in Los Angeles. The outfill will be called LA Kiss and the group promise that “attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.” No word on whether the players will have to wear face paint yet..
“As a fast-paced, high-action band this partnership with the AFL was an obvious fit for us,” Simmons said in a statement. “Attending an LA KISS game in 2014 will be similar to a live KISS show, with thrilling, heart-pounding action.”
The team will play next season in Anaheim’s Honda Center. Those willing to pony up for $99 season tickets—says KISS guitarist Stanley: “budget-friendly price gives a whole new meaning to bang for the buck”—will receive a ticket to attend a 2014 KISS concert in the venue. Jon Bon Jovi didn’t offer a deal like that when he was a part owner in the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul until 2010.
Those interested in a little KISS/AFL combination before next season can watch the band play the halftime show of the 2013 ArenaBowl championship this Saturday.
“This is a great business venture for KISS. It’s fantastic to have a team named after the band and it is a privilege to be able to support LA and bring the experience home,” says Don McGhee, KISS manager, who facilitated the new partnership.