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Bring KISS to Youngstown

April 20, 2009 - Andy Gray
KISS, a band known for not missing a good marketing gimmick, is conducting an online survey so fans can demand that the group performs in their hometowns.

Right now Cleveland is in 20th place on the chart and Pittsburgh is 40th. While it would be great to have the band at Packard Music Hall or the Warren Community Amphitheatre, both venues are a little small. However, the Chevrolet Centre would be big enough for a KISS concert.

Local fans that want the band to come to the Mahoning Valley better get voting, though. The “Youngstown Metropolitan Area” currently ranks at 122nd in the poll.

Of course, it will take more than winning a poll to get a KISS concert. The disclaimer on the site says: “The most demanded cities in the United States and Canada win the opportunity to host a performance by KISS, herein referred to as Artist, subject to the winning city's ability (i) to provide and pay for Artist's requirements including, without limitation, payment of performance fee based on Artist market value, which value must be negotiated with local promoter and Artist agent, (ii) Artist's production requirements, as provided in Artist's rider, to be issued to the local promoter under separate cover as part of Artist's performance agreement. In the event that any particular top winning city does not have a venue deemed suitable by the Artist, Artist management, or Artist agent, an alternate city within close proximity to such winning city with an acceptable venue will be selected to host the performance."

In English that means no matter how many votes a city gets, KISS is only going there if a promoter is willing to meet its fee.


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