Gene Simmons Signs Bass Guitars for Upcoming Benefit Concert

CBS Minnesota reports that KISS legend Gene Simmons dropped by KQRS studio in Minneapolis this week to sign some bass guitars to auction off ahead of a benefit concert later this summer. Simmons helped found The Children Matter, which is an organization that fights to get kids around the world access to health care.

And brace yourself, North America: Gene Simmons is going solo. The provocative and over-the-top showman is famous worldwide for his on and offstage antics as a member of KISS, where he became notorious for his fire-breathing, tongue-waggling performances as his rock alter ego The Demon, and sang lead vocals on hits like “Rock And Roll All Night”, “Calling Dr. Love”, “I Love It Loud”, and “A World Without Heroes”. Now out of makeup, Simmons is embarking on his first-ever solo tour with a red-hot backing band to perform some high-octane rock hits. Don’t miss the God Of Thunder himself when Simmons comes to your town. Confirmed dates are as listed:

August
4 – Harrah’s – Funner, CA
5 – Riverside Performing Arts Center – Riverside, CA
11 – Mahnoment Casino – Mahnoment, MN
12 – North Star Mohegan Resort – Bowler, WI
25 – The Colosseum at Ceasars – Windsor, ON
26 – Wizard World – Chicago, IL

September
8 – American Music Theater – Lancaster, PA
16 – Nashville Bike Week – Nashville, TN
21 – Matter.ngo Concert – Minneapolis, MN
23 – Edmonton Expo – Edmonton, AB

October
28 – Northside Festival – Monterrey, Mexico
30 – Pepsi Center – Mexico City, Mexico

November
11 – Rhode Island Comic Con – Rhode Island, NY
17 – Austin Wizard World Con – Austin, TX

On June 2nd, Gene Simmons performed with his solo band at the Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, following the Wizard World Comic Con event at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Fan-filmed video footage from the show is available for streaming below.

Gene performed the following setlist:

“Deuce”
“Shout It Out Loud”
“Nothin’ To Lose”
“Calling Dr. Love”
“Do You Love Me”
“I Love It Loud”
“Parasite”
“Radioactive”
“Christine Sixteen”
“Sweet & Dirty Love” (live debut)
“Got Love For Sale”
“Cold Gin”
“Charisma”
“Domino”
“Rice Pudding” (Jeff Beck cover)
“Let Me Go, Rock ‘N’ Roll”
“Rock And Roll All Nite”

Source: BraveWords – News