KISS TO HONOR HOMETOWN MILITARY HEROES DURING 2016 “FREEDOM TO ROCK” TOUR

(Lincoln, NE) – America’s #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time in all categories, KISS, have partnered with Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) and Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) to salute members of the National Guard and Military Reserve forces in over 30 U.S. cities during their 2016 “KISS: Freedom to Rock tour.”

KISS will hire a currently serving member of the National Guard or Reserve force to be a “Roadie for the Day” for each of the 32 U.S. concerts. In addition, KISS will donate a limited number of tickets to veterans in each community and distribute those tickets through VetTix.org. Veterans and their family members will also have the chance to purchase discounted tickets through Vet Tix. Military discounts will also be available at venue ticket offices with proof of a valid military ID in select markets around the country. Please note this offer is not available in all cities – please consult www.kissonline.com for exact details.

The U.S “KISS: Freedom to Rock” tour stops are all home to a large number of Army and Air National Guard or Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps Reserve members. Since September 2001, hundreds of thousands of Guards and Reserve members have been recalled to active duty, and many have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 900 of these brave men and women made the ultimate sacrifice.

KISS’ founder Paul Stanley said “KISS is celebrating our ‘Freedom To Rock’ tour this summer; the same freedom that’s been upheld by our veterans and active duty service members.”

KISS’ other mastermind Gene Simmons stated, “We are proud to partner with HOH and Vet Tix to highlight the incredible commitment and sacrifices of hometown heroes serving in the National Guard and Reserve forces. Many of these heroes have given a lot — and some have given all — and we will honor them in every town we tour.”

From the President of Hiring Our Heroes and a Vice President at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, “Our members of the National Guard and Reserve are called upon at a moment’s notice and they drop everything to respond. It is fitting that we honor these often invisible heroes in their communities and hometowns as part of the ‘Freedom to Rock’ tour,” said Eric Eversole.

“Getting the opportunity to partner with Hall of Fame rockers is an amazing opportunity,” said Mike Focareto, CEO of Vet Tix. “KISS fans get much more than live music and a pyrotechnics show. They get a chance to create unforgettable memories with their family and friends. We’re excited to make this experience possible to our Vet Tix family.”

“Freedom To Rock” Tour Dates include:
July 4 Tucson, Arizona – Anselmo Valencia Amphitheatre
July 7 Boise, Idaho – Taco Bell Arena
July 9 Eugene, Oregon – Matthew Knight Arena
July 10 Kennewick, Washington – Toyota Center
July 15 Spokane, Washington – Spokane Arena
July 16 Bozeman, Montana – Breeden Fieldhouse
July 18 Colorado Springs, Colorado – World Arena
July 20 Independence, Missouri – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
July 22 Lincoln, Nebraska – Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 23 Springfield, Missouri – JQH Arena
July 25 Wichita, Kansas – Intrust Bank Arena
July 27 Sioux City, Iowa – Tyson Events Center
July 29 Cheyenne, Wyoming – Cheyenne Frontier Days
July 30 Minot, North Dakota – North Dakota State Fair
August 1 Mankato, Minnesota – Verizon Wireless Center
August 3 Duluth, Minnesota – Amsoil Arena
August 5 Moline, Illinois – iWireless Arena
August 6 La Crosse, Wisconsin – La Crosse Center
August 8 Milwaukee, Wisconsin – BMO Harris Bradley Center
August 10 Green Bay, Wisconsin – Resch Center
August 12 Fort Wayne, Indiana – Allen County Memorial Coliseum
August 13 Grand Rapids, Michigan – Van Andel Arena
August 15 Saginaw, Michigan – Dow Event Center
August 20 Rockford, Illinois – BMO Harris Bank Center
August 22 Dayton, Ohio – Nutter Center
August 24 Toledo, Ohio – Huntington Center
August 26 Youngstown, Ohio – Covelli Centre
August 27 Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Insurance Arena
August 29 Rochester, New York – Blue Cross Arena
August 30 State College, Pennsylvania – Bryce Jordan Center
September 1 Allentown, Pennsylvania – Great Allentown Fair
September 3 Worcester, Massachusetts – DCU Center
September 4 Portland, Maine – Cross Insurance Arena
September 7 Bridgeport, Connecticut – Webster Bank Arena
September 9 Richmond, Virginia – Richmond Coliseum
September 10 Huntington, West Virginia – Big Sandy Arena

** Additional markets to be announced soon