KISS lead singer/bassist Gene Simmons brought the legendary rock band to Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Monday night.

KISS lead singer/bassist Gene Simmons brought the legendary rock band to Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre Monday night.

KISS raises the roof in Abbotsford

Legendary Rock band KISS brought their mix of classic rock and pyrotechnics wows Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Center Monday night.

  • Jun. 27, 2011 11:00 a.m.



Abbotsford is officially a “rock city.”

KISS singer and guitarist Paul Stanley declared the title at Monday night’s concert at the Abbotsford Entertainment and Sports Centre before the band played its famous song, Detroit Rock City.

It was one of the many hits performed by the famous rock group, also consisting of Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer.

After a performance by five-piece rock band Bad City, KISS took to the stage dressed head to toe in their famous flamboyant outfits, face paint and platform shoes.

They weren’t the only ones in paint.

The KISS Army turned out in full force to watch the rockers relive their classics and share their most recent tunes from the album Sonic Boom.

The audience was on its feet most of the night, dancing in the aisles, strumming on air guitars and fist pumping to the beat.

An encore saw the band return for a few more tunes, ending with Rock and Roll all Nite  as confetti fell from the ceiling and fire, smoke and flashing lights engulfed the stage.