Kiss to Perform for Hockey Fans at Dodger Stadium
Hockey is coming to L.A.'s Dodger Stadium for the first time -- and it's bringing Kiss along for the ride.
The band is scheduled to perform during the Jan. 25 game between the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings, part of this year's NHL Stadium Series, which brings professional hockey to unusual venues for a handful of rare outdoor regular-season matchups. Other games in the Series include the New Jersey Devils versus the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium (Jan. 26), the New York Islanders versus the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium (Jan. 29) and the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Chicago Blackhawks at Chicago's Soldier Field (March 1).
"Our goal with the NHL Stadium Series games is to give our fans an unforgettable experience," said NHL Executive VP and Chief Marketing Officer Brian Jennings in a press release. "Having Kiss headline our entertainment lineup is the perfect way to make our celebration of hockey in Southern California even bigger and more memorable."
For Kiss' Gene Simmons, the show represents an opportunity to play while cross-promoting one of the band's many tie-in products. "Los Angeles is the premier hub for sports and entertainment in this country, and we are honored to be part of an event that fuses both by rocking the first-ever outdoor NHL game in L.A.," explained Simmons. "Fans can expect a spectacle at Dodger Stadium, similar to the one we will be creating at the Honda Center this season with our new Arena Football team, L.A. Kiss."