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KISS is sending off 2020 the only way they know how: With a larger-than-life, epic New Year’s Eve livestream concert for the whole world to enjoy.

“KISS 2020 Goodbye” will emanate live from the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai on December 31 with the show kicking off at 12 PM ET/9 AM PT.

So, what sets this livestream apart from all of the other livestream concerts from this year? Per Rolling Stone, “The whole setup will cost almost eight figures, according to show director Dan Catullo, whose company Landmarks Live is producing the concert. The pyrotechnics alone are nearly $1 million, and Covid compliancy expenses for the 400-some workers putting the show together total another $750,000.”

The show also boasts “…a 250-foot stage, 50 surrounding 4k cameras, and what the band hopes will set the Guinness World Record for the biggest-ever pyro show. ”

Paul Stanley told Rolling Stone, “Frankly, I wasn’t interested in doing a stream on the level of Live at the Troubadour in L.A. Not that those aren’t good, but they aren’t KISS. Either we do this right, or we don’t do it. For us, size matters. We don’t have to reinvent the wheel; we invented it and it runs real well. We’re just making sure it’s on a scale and a size that does justice not only to the situation we’re in, but that it makes the people watching at home feel like they’re a part of it.”

Gene Simmons added, “We play big. There’s not a lot of subtlety in what we do. It’s like the Fourth of July. You don’t want chaos. You can have the biggest, but it won’t be the baddest because just random explosions everywhere and 300-foot fireballs going off, you can’t tap your foot to that or sing along. You want to have something that has coordination. So everything that we’re naturally doing onstage is going to be amplified — 10-to-100-fold bigger, oh my God.”

Virtual tickets for “KISS 2020 Goodbye” start at $39.99 and are available at KISS2020Goodbye.com where fans can also find exclusive merch for the show and exclusive travel packages to Dubai for the gig. A trailer for the livestream can be viewed below.

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