KISS premieres ‘Lick It Up’ live from Virginia Beach

Track is first to be released from Off The Soundboard album

KISS has premiered the first unreleased live version of “Lick It Up” from KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach, being released on March 11th. The original album version of “Lick It Up” was released in 1983 and is the title track from the band’s platinum selling release Lick It Up. The song quickly became a fan favorite with the promotional video featuring the band without makeup for the first time.

KISS – Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach was recorded at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004 and is the second in a series of official live bootlegs released by the band. Available as a 3 LP standard black vinyl set, a 2 CD set, a limited edition 3 LP set pressed on 180-g opaque green vinyl, available exclusively through the Official KISS webstore.

Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach finds the legendary band in the midst of their Rock The Nation Tour, which is notable for being the first full US tour of the longstanding Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer lineup. The career-spanning 20-song set includes classic Kiss tracks such as “Lick It Up,” “I Love It Loud,” and the worldwide smash and No. 11 1979 US Billboard charting “I Was Made For Lovin’ You,” as well as perennial Kiss fan favorites “Makin’ Love,” “King Of The Night Time World,” and “100,000 Years” that dig deep into the band’s astonishing 40+ year back catalog.

Last year, Kiss kicked off the series with Kiss Off The Soundboard: Tokyo 2001The project celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band’s iconic show at The Tokyo Dome in Japan on March 13, 2001.

The band is set to resume its End of the Road Tour in Australia in March which has been delayed numerous times due to the pandemic.

Gene Simmons is currently developing a Kiss museum that is expected to open at the Rio in Las Vegas in March 2022. The bassist and co-founding member is expanding the Kiss By Monster Mini Golf by 2,000 square feet to accommodate his private collection full of nearly 10,000 items.

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