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KISS Let Fans Vote For Tour Stops But Then Forget To Include The Top Vote Getting City


08/26/2009
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(antiMusic) Remember back in April when KISS made a big deal about letting the fans pick the cities where they would tour? Turns out the votes didn't really count when it came down to actually booking the tour, at least that is what fans in the Canadian city of Oshawa felt on Monday when the band announced their North American tour without them on itinerary.

lfpress.ca reported : KISS fans who voted online to win a contest to see the band play in their city got the short end of singer Gene Simmons', uh, tongue today. The car manufacturing capital of Canada was recently named the KISS capital after it beat out every major city in North America in an online competition. But when KISS' fall fan-routed tour schedule was released this morning, the 'Shwa wasn't even on the list. "I'm devastated," Oshawa councillor Robert Lutczyk said. "Gene told us personally that KISS would be in Oshawa. He said the top three in the contest are guaranteed a show." [and he believed Gene!] more

Of course, once you make a stink about something publicly about a PR conscience group like KISS, you might get some results. CBC reported on Tuesday that now the band "will play a show in the city on Oct. 7, Mayor John Gray told CTV. Gray said he spoke to KISS manager Doc McGhee and was told that the band will indeed perform in the city." - The face-saving doesn't stop there



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