(CelebrityAccess News Service) – KISS will "rock and roll" the big screen September 9 at 7:30 p.m. in a special concert presentation in select Regal Entertainment Group theaters across the country. The KISS Symphony concert will be presented in High Definition in REG theaters in 21 markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta, among others. The High Definition special concert event, presented by Regal CineMedia (RCM), Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and Spring Communications, an affiliate of AEG, coincides with the September 9 release of KISS Symphony: The DVD, available via KISS Records/Sanctuary Records.
This special, in-theater concert presentation will feature KISS members Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Tommy Thayer playing classic songs such as "Rock And Roll All Nite," "Deuce," "Love Gun," and "Detroit Rock City" accompanied by the 60-member Melbourne Symphony Orchestra all sporting full KISS makeup. Advance tickets are $6; event day tickets are $8.50.
The Big Screen Album Premier is the result of a partnership between Regal CineMedia, Spring Communications and AEG to present music in a High Definition, theater sound format.
"KISS has always been the leaders in finding exciting new ways to reach their tremendous fan base," said Tommy Nast, AEG executive vice president, business development.
"This is an amazing performance and KISS fans will enjoy the big screen event to launch the band's latest DVD," added John Rubey, president, Spring Communications.
"Regal CineMedia's exclusive Digital Content Network gives us the ability to broadcast concerts and entertainment events, including this night of rock and roll with the legendary KISS on the big screen," said Dan Diamond, RCM vice president, business development.
The KISS Symphony concert event will use Regal CineMedia's Digital Content Network (DCN), which is used to distribute pre-feature entertainment, advertising and alternative presentations including sports, entertainment and educational events on a national basis in theater environments. RCM has previously used its DCN to present live HD broadcasts of Major League Soccer games; an HD simulcast of a college football game; live concert events with artists such as Korn and Tom Petty; and an interactive, "virtual classroom" event with Academy Award-winning director James Cameron to discuss his latest feature film, Ghosts of the Abyss. The digital network is also used to distribute RCM's new pre-feature program, The 2wenty, a mix of short-form entertainment segments, interspersed with primarily made-for-cinema advertising. –by Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen