KISS (Tiahn)

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  • KISS play their first show

    KISS play their first show
    KISS perform at a club in Queens, NY called Popcorn. Only a handful of people came.
  • KISS starts recording

    KISS starts recording
    The band enters Bell Sound Studios in New York City and begins recording their first album.
  • KISS plays a gig

    KISS plays a gig
    KISS plays a gig at the Academy of Music in New York City. Simmons sets his hair ablaze while performing his newly inaugurated fire-breathing stunt.
  • Album is released

    Album is released
    The band's self-titled debut album, KISS is released.
  • Second Album

    Second Album
    KISS begins recording their second album, Hotter Than Hell, in Los Angeles and is released October 22, 1974. Album sales are lackluster, but the band's live show starts to create a buzz
  • First Gold Record

    First Gold Record
    KISS is presented with their first Gold Record awards for KISS Alive! prior to going onstage at Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, NY. Alive! would go on to achieve quadruple platinum status, and spawned KISS's first top 40 single, the live version of Rock And Roll All Nite.
  • People's Choice Award

    People's Choice Award
    KISS are presented with the People's Choice Award for the single Beth in the Best Song category.
  • Madison Square Garden

    Madison Square Garden
    KISS headline Madison Square Garden in New York City for the first time
  • Starting a Comic Book

    Starting a Comic Book
    KISS announced their debut KISS Marvel Comic book and deposit their own blood in the comic book ink at the Marvel printing plant. Rumors has it that the red ink containing their blood eventually was used for another magazine by mistake.
  • The NBC Movie Of The Week

    The NBC Movie Of The Week
    The NBC Movie Of The Week, KISS Meets Phantom of the Park was one of the highest-rated TV movies of the year. The movie is a cheesy movie with a very strange ending to the story and to this day it's still not made clear. Its a classic movie amongst KISS fans capturing the magic of KISS from 1978.
  • I Was Made For Lovin' You is released

    I Was Made For Lovin' You is released
    KISS release Dynasty, which contains the worldwide smash hit I Was Made For Lovin' You. The song, which combined elements of the KISS sound with disco, was a top-ten hit throughout the world but hardcore KISS fans were not so pleased with this direction. Hard Rock fans hated Disco!
  • Awarded Gold Certification

    Awarded Gold Certification
    The KISS single I Was Made For Lovin' You is awarded gold certification for one million singles sold, it stayed on position #1 in the Netherlands for 4 weeks!
  • Plays in Brazil

    Plays in Brazil
    KISS performs for 137,000 fans at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The largest crowd they even played for! This and two other stadium shows in Brazil would be the last time KISS would perform in their signature makeup until the KISS Reunion Tour in 1996.
  • 38th annual Grammy Awards show

     38th annual Grammy Awards show
    The four original KISS members, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss make a surprise appearance at the 38th annual Grammy Awards show in Los Angeles in full KISS makeup and costume, the first time in 17 years!
  • KISS plays two sold-out shows at Stockholm Sweden's Olympic

    KISS plays two sold-out shows at Stockholm Sweden's Olympic
    KISS plays two sold-out shows at Stockholm Sweden's Olympic Stadium, setting the record for the largest single event at the stadium since the 1912 Olympics.
  • #1 Gold Record Champions

    #1 Gold Record Champions
    KISS becomes America's #1 Gold Record Champions
  • KISS comes to Australia

    KISS comes to Australia
    KISS performs together onstage with the 70-piece Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Telstra Dome in Melbourne, Australia and records and films KISS Symphony Alive IV.
  • KISS opens the ALIVE 35 world tour

    KISS opens the ALIVE 35 world tour
    KISS opens the ALIVE 35 world tour to 80,000 fans at the Melbourne Grand Prix. Play sold-out arenas and stadiums throughout Europe (in Summer '08) on their most successful European tour ever. Performed in Russia, Greece, Bulgaria and Latvia for first time ever!
  • KISS perform on American Idol

    KISS perform on American Idol season finale to over 30 million TV viewers gaining many new KISS Army recruits.
  • KISS continues touring

    KISS continues touring
    KISS continues touring with a new tour in the U.S called The Hottest Show On Earth tour!
  • KISS enters the studio for their next album!

    KISS enters the studio for their next album!
    KISS enters the studio for their next album! Expected release is in October!