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07 Dec

KISS Announces Third Annual ?KISS Kruise?

Los Angeles, CA- The third annual KISS Kruise is confirmed for October 28 - November 1, 2013 on board The Norwegian Pearl sailing from Miami, Florida to Key West, Florida and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.
Register online for the KISS Kruise III presale at www.TheKISSKruise.com.

The second KISS Kruise set sail October 31 - November 4, 2012 from Miami, Florida to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas onboard the Norwegian Pearl. In an interview with Wallace Immen of AvidCruiser.com, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons stated about the first-ever KISS Kruise (which was held in October 2011), "The KISS Kruise is a chance for all of us — the band and the fans — to have a ball. Just let your hair down and not worry about it at all. KISS has always been about breaking the rules. We've never liked that moat — the stage — separating the band from the fans. So whenever we do a show, we try to take the action right to your face. A cruise will let the fans get up close. We try to take it inside you, we want you to smell it and taste it and feel it."

When asked if the fans were going to get to interact with the band on the cruise, Gene said, "We're going to have a deck up top to ourselves and we will certainly want to bring up fans. It may to a little difficult to get down to the lower levels and hang out a lot, because you've got 3,000 people on board, who are basically going to shred you to pieces. It's all appreciated, of course, and I say all this with tongue in cheek — I don't mean my tongue in your cheek, but you know what I mean. The real idea of this cruise is to have fun. Everything about KISS is over the top. Everything about it is meant to really make every day we have above ground a fun day."

On last year’s voyage, Pearl artist, and drumming extraordinaire, Eric Singer introduced the KISS Navy to his “3D bubble-wrap” Reference Series kit for KISS Kruise II, bringing the dulcet tones of the Reference Series Recipe aboard the high seas for Eric to flawlessly display his endless supply of drumming excellence throughout KISS’ multiple cruise concerts. With added customizations- such as Eric’s preferred 24x15 bass drums, a cut-down 13” rack tom, and the custom finish- Eric’s sea-bound Reference Series kit proves to be another masterpiece centered on KISS’ stage, with the balance, tone, and presence to match the kit’s visual brilliance. Eric’s full specs are as follow:

Reference Series: 3D Bubble Wrap

24x15- bass drum (x2)
8x7- rack tom
10x8- rack tom
12x8- rack tom
13x8.5- rack tom
16x16- floor tom
18x16- floor tom
14x6.5- Free Floating snare

More information on Eric Singer, KISS, and the 3rd Annual KISS Kruise can be found on the band’s official website, www.KISSonline.com. Bon Voyage!

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