4 things you'll experience at a KISS show

KISS is no stranger to Dayton. The hard rock band has previously performed at the Wright State University Nutter Center in 1992, ‘96, ‘98 and ‘00. They will be returning to the Nutter Center on Aug. 22. Photos contributed by the Nutter Center.
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KISS is no stranger to Dayton. The hard rock band has previously performed at the Wright State University Nutter Center in 1992, ‘96, ‘98 and ‘00. They will be returning to the Nutter Center on Aug. 22. Photos contributed by the Nutter Center.

Iconic rock ‘n’ roll band KISS makes their return to Dayton on Monday, August 22 to the delight of thousands of area fans.

For those seeing the band for the first time, here are some things you can expect.

1.) Fire
Long known for their wild stage shows, KISS are considered among the first masters in concert pyrotechnics. Bands like Rammstein have taken the art form to another level, but you can't deny KISS' influence on today's pyro-infused concerts.

http://youtu.be/wcQKifbCMrc

2.) Bright Lights
Before the fire, there was the amazing light show. It doesn't get more iconic than the giant K-I-S-S characters illuminating much of the venue. The band has arguably the largest video screen, so even fans in the back get an up close view of the stage.

http://youtu.be/q-mhxC0sk04

3.) Blood…sort of
Long a favorite feature of KISS Army veterans is Gene Simmons' bass solo. The Beast scowls on stage while looking as though something were amiss before suddenly spitting up blood (we allege it's fake, but this is rock 'n' roll) to the delight of the crowd.

http://youtu.be/Gz69qyVHw8E

4.) Classic American Rock
Whether you love them or hate them, you can't tell the story of rock 'n' roll without KISS. Whether they deserve a page, chapter, or an entire library all their own is up to the listener. Suffice it to say, rock concerts, and music in general, would be very different today without them.

http://youtu.be/oIB6-BCXdxo

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