KISS and Aerosmith have what it takes to rock-and-roll all night

Rock fans’ calendars should have already been marked. Unless you’ve been living in a bomb shelter recently you probably know that on Friday, September 12 Sound Advice Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach will explode with the sounds of rock legends KISS and Aerosmith, together on one stage. It’s not often that two supergroups play side by side, and when it does happen the mix can be a volatile one. Heavy metal fans remember all too well the riots after a Guns N’ Roses/Metallica concert going horribly wrong in Montreal in 1992.

At the halfway point in their three-month long journey, the KISS/Aerosmith tour has been delighting audiences across the country. If Clear Channel Entertainment (the tour’s promoter) needed another name for this event, I’d suggest the Worth Every Penny tour. Tickets start at $45 for general admission lawn seating which are always great if the weather cooperates – a fair price for just one of these bands.

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler and KISS mastermind Gene Simmons have each spent considerable time over the last 25 years making headlines for their wild ways on and off stage. This weekend should be all about putting on a great rock concert though. Both Rolling Stone and MTV consistently rank KISS as one of the top live shows all time – Aerosmith is never far behind.

Not since Billy Joel and Elton John last visited South Florida has a concert collaboration generated so much excitement. While the piano men exemplify the softer side of pop, KISS and Aerosmith are as good as it gets on the harder side of rock.