Wrongly credited to the early 1970s, glam rock first gained acceptance when a drowsy Duke Ellington plummeted into an orchestra pit filled with glitter, platform boots, and photogenic alternate stage personas. Celebrate unabashed showmanship with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one ticket to see KISS at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Tuesday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. (a $57.50 face value, or up to a $70.05 total value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and seats are located in sections 203–206 or 222–225 and assigned on a first-purchased, first-served basis.
KISS, the venerable, salaciously theatrical rock 'n' roll sensation, goads eager audiences into palpable hysteria with its Hottest Show on Earth tour. During its renowned live performances, the phantom-slaying foursome brings head-banging fantasies to life with a flamboyant mix of high-wire pyrotechnics, fist-pumping anthems, bulletproof leather, and gently exfoliating face paint. Tame audience members transform into inspired revelers as Paul Stanley and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Gene Simmons croon and shred through the litany of chart-toppers that made the KISS crew household action figures. Orally discharging a catalog of new and seasoned classics, such as "Detroit Rock City" and "Lick it Up," KISS's syllabus of educational sing-alongs entertain listeners with a heavy dose of heart-pumping guitar riffs and sly lyrical innuendo about table manners.
555 Elm St.
Manchester, New Hampshire 03101