- $7 for one ticket to see KISS ARMY – The #1 KISS Tribute Phenomenon (up to $13 value)
- When: Friday, April 4, at 9:30 p.m.
- Where: Saint Andrew’s Hall
- Section: general admission standing
- Door time: 9:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
KISS ARMY – The #1 KISS Tribute Phenomenon
- If you’ve never seen KISS, especially in their ’70s heyday, see: KISS Army
- Why: the band is dedicated to recreating every glammy, hammy, and totally awesome aspect of a classic KISS concert, and because the ’70s are technically over
- In the role of The Demon: Marc Shadows, who channels Gene Simmons’ menacing stage swagger and menacing stage tongue
- In the role of The Starchild: Bryan Angel, who nails Paul Stanley’s falsetto voice and lascivious hip-shaking
- As The Spaceman: Rob Evans, who aces all of Ace Frehley’s scorching guitar licks
- As The Catman: Steve Clark, who can pound the skins like Peter Criss, and will probably make somebody cry if the band plays “Beth”
- Most meta moment of the show: when the band plays “Detroit Rock City” while they’re in Detroit Rock City
Saint Andrew’s Hall
When Saint Andrew’s Hall first opened its doors in 1907, the most rock ‘n’ roll thing about it was the bunch of gentlemen in kilts. But what was once the meeting spot for the Saint Andrew’s Scottish Society of Detroit has now become one of the city’s hottest venues, having hosted everyone from Nirvana to Bob Dylan and Iggy Pop. Many of these bigger acts perform in the Main Ballroom, which sports a VIP balcony, hardwood dance floor, and a bar more than 129 pint glasses long (35 feet, in layman’s terms). A second, more intimate performance space called The Shelter resides down below, making guests feel at home with deep red curtains and cabaret-style seating. The third and final area is the Burns Room, an upper-level lounge where patrons recline on cushy furniture while savoring views of the RenCen and the quarter notes floating up from downstairs.
St. Andrew's Hall
What was once the meeting spot for the Saint Andrew's Society of Detroit now hosts the hottest live acts and dance parties, including performances by Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Iggy Pop. The Main Ballroom sports a tricked-out sound-and-lighting system, a VIP balcony, a hardwood dance floor, and a bar more than 35 feet long. The lower level of The Shelter lives up to its name, as red curtains and a cabaret offer an escape to mellower pastures. Upstairs at The Burns Room, patrons chill out on lounge furniture under chandeliers while savoring views of Congress and the RenCen.