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KISS - Full Last Show - New York - December 02, 2023 - (Madison Square Garden)

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Aryel Narvasa
Aryel Narvasa

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02:59 Detroit Rock City
07:38 Shout It out Loud
14:20 Deuce
17:58 War Machine
21:56 Heaven's On Fire
26:28 I Love It Loud
31:35 Say Yeah
39:01 Cold Gin
50:50 Lick It Up
59:46 Calling Dr Love
1:04:06 Makin' Love
01:13:19 Psycho Circus
01:16:24 Eric Singer (Drum Solo)
01:27:37 God Of Thunder
01:34:59 Love Gun
01:41:20 I Was Made For Loving You
01:46:34 Black Diamond
01:57:13 Beth
02:04:00 Do You Love Me
02:07:48 Rock 'N' Roll All Night

After more than 50 years of rocking out, Kiss is finally saying goodbye.

The legendary rock band plays their final concert tonight, Dec. 2 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the show is livestreaming online as a pay-per-view special. Watch Kiss’ final stop on their “End of the Road Tour” live on PPV.com for $39.99.

Your virtual ticket gets you a live feed of the final Kiss concert at MSG beginning at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET. You can watch the last Kiss show online through your phone, laptop, tablet or stream it from your TV.

For the "KISS Army," Saturday night was a historic moment as the band played its “final concert ever,” wrapping up the End of the Road World Tour at Madison Square Garden in New York.

“KISS was born in New York City. On 23rd Street. Half a century ago. It will be a privilege and honor to finish touring at Madison Square Garden, 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started,” the band said in a news release.

During their encore, the band’s current lineup — founders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons as well as guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer — left the stage to reveal digital avatars of themselves. After the transformation, the virtual Kiss launched into a performance of “God Gave Rock and Roll to You.”

The cutting-edge technology was used to tease a new chapter of the rock band: after 50 years of Kiss, the band is now interested in a kind of digital immortality.

The avatars were created by George Lucas’ special-effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, in partnership with Pophouse Entertainment Group, the latter of which was co-founded by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus. The two companies recently teamed up for the “ABBA Voyage” show in London, in which fans could attend a full concert by the Swedish band — as performed by their digital avatars.

Per Sundin, CEO of Pophouse Entertainment, says this new technology allows Kiss to continue their legacy for “eternity.” He says the band wasn’t on stage during virtual performance because “that’s the key thing,” of the future-seeking technology. “Kiss could have a concert in three cities in the same night across three different continents. That’s what you could do with this.”

In order to create their digital avatars, who are depicted as a kind of superhero version of the band, Kiss performed in motion capture suits.

Experimentation with this kind of technology has become increasingly common in certain sections of the music industry. In October K-pop star Mark Tuan partnered with Soul Machines to create an autonomously automated “digital twin” called “Digital Mark.” In doing so, Tuan became the first celebrity to attach their likeness to OpenAI’s GPT integration, artificial intelligence technology that allows fans to engage in one-on-one conversations with Tuan’s avatar.

Aespa, the K-pop girl group, frequently perform alongside their digital avatars — the quartet is meant to be viewed as an octet with digital twins. Another girl group, Eternity, is made up entirely of virtual characters — no humans necessary.

“What we’ve accomplished has been amazing, but it’s not enough. The band deserves to live on because the band is bigger than we are,” Kiss frontman Paul Stanley said in a roundtable interview. “It’s exciting for us to go the next step and see Kiss immortalized.”

“We can be forever young and forever iconic by taking us to places we’ve never dreamed of before,” Kiss bassist Gene Simmons added. “The technology is going to make Paul jump higher than he’s ever done before.”

And for those who couldn’t make the Madison Square Garden show — stay tuned, because a Kiss avatar concert may very well be on the way.

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