The Shwa Screwed Over By Kiss

KISSRemember when overrated rock band Kiss held that online contest to determine where they'll play on their upcoming tour? Oshawa won that contest and was named the KISS capital. Apparently, KISS "guaranteed" the top three finishers would get a KISS show.

KISS have unveiled the dates for their KISS ALIVE/35: 2009 North American Tour and the closest to Oshawa on the list is good ol' Toronto. Somehow, I don't think that's what the city of Oshawa was expecting when they declared KISS Week and voted en masse.

Cheer up, Oshawa. They might just be the most overrated band, ever.

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I still have faith!

August 25, 2009 @ 11:40 AM


Who cares it is only the most overrated band with its overated big mouth Simmons!

Why Oshawa or any city would fall for the self-promoting scam from Simmons is their own fault.

KISS like KISS92.5 stink!!!

August 25, 2009 @ 12:38 PM

Toronto Mike


OSHAWA, Ont. — It appears Oshawa, Ont., will get its Kiss concert.

Mayor John Gray told CTV News on Tuesday evening he spoke to Kiss manager Doc McGhee and was assured a concert is scheduled for Oshawa on Oct. 7.

Residents were miffed when, after winning an online contest to have the band play Oshawa, the closest venue on Kiss's tour schedule was Toronto on Oct 2.

Gray told CTV he suspects the band wasn't prepared for the amount of negative publicity they got for skipping Oshawa.

Gray says his city had 14,000 votes, compared to 5,000 for Toronto, so the promoters could see the citizens really wanted to see a Kiss concert.

A band spokesman had said the band's show needed a larger venue, but Gray told CTV they could probably put extra seats in the 7,000 seat GM Centre.

August 25, 2009 @ 10:16 PM


Shame on you Mike. Shame on you.

August 25, 2009 @ 10:46 PM

Toronto Mike

Maybe it was this very entry that shamed the band into actually playing The 'Shwa.

August 25, 2009 @ 10:51 PM


Yippe!!! I'm happy - I voted for the 'shwa. KISS are like what Nickelback are today - totally forgettable, unoriginal songs, but they put on one hell of a BIG ROCK SHOW. It should be quite the party.

August 26, 2009 @ 3:35 PM


Newsflash: Gene Simmons, master of spin, declares that the band had full intentions of playing Oshawa all along, and that the media "ruined the surprise."

"I'm really pissed off at the media for creating this nonsense," Simmons told The Canadian Press.

"You know, here's the history of the way we do things: you treat everything and everybody special, and because of who and what Oshawa is, which is near and dear to our hearts, because (they) won the No. 1 spot above and beyond New York, L.A., Toronto, Vancouver, we wanted to do a huge campaign.

"(The media) never gave us a chance to treat Oshawa special."

August 26, 2009 @ 4:57 PM


Hey Mike...don't you like the classic rock giant song "Christine Sixteen"?

August 27, 2009 @ 7:37 PM

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