Kiss premieres first unreleased ‘Off the Soundboard – Des Moines 1977’ track

“Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll” available now

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame icons Kiss has premiered the first live track “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll” from Kiss – Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977, recorded during the Alive II tour at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA on November 29, 1977. The original studio version of “Let Me Go, Rock ‘N Roll” debuted on Kiss’ 1974 gold certified release Hotter Than Hell and quickly became a fan favorite.

Kiss – Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977 is the next installment of the band’s popular Off The Soundboard official live bootleg series, and will be released on September 9th via UMe. Live In Des Moines 1977 will be available to stream and download, with a 17 song 2 LP standard black vinyl set, single CD, and a limited edition 2 LP set pressed on 180-gram purple vinyl.

Kiss – Off The Soundboard: Live In Des Moines 1977 was recorded during the landmark and extravagantly-produced Kiss Alive II tour, and the 17-song set features a raw and powerful performance of classic Kiss concert staples such as “Let Me Go Rock ‘N’ Roll,” “Love Gun,” “Rock And Roll All Nite,” (No. 12 Billboard), “Shout It Out Loud,” and “Beth” (No. 7 Billboard chart hit and the 1977 People’s Choice Award winner in the Best Song Category) performed by the lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. The album captures a monumental moment in KISStory and is a celebration of the legendary band giving rock ‘n’ roll fans the ultimate live Kiss experience.

Last year, Kiss kicked off the series with Kiss Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s iconic show at The Tokyo Dome in Japan on March 13, 2001. On March 11th, they released Kiss – Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach, recorded live at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004. They followed with Kiss – Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996 on June 10th.

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