Kiss brought makeup, smoke, fireworks, flashing lights and rock ‘n roll to the Dolby Theatre stage in Hollywood for what was an explosive season 13 finale opening performance on “America’s Got Talent” which aired Sept. 19 on NBC.
Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer brought down the house with one of the band’s biggest hits, “Detroit Rock City.” The track hails from Kiss’ iconic 1976 album Destroyer. More than four decades after the signature song’s release, the boys still deliver it with all the hard rock swagger for which they are known.
Kiss rocked their platform boots, studs and leather and Starchild closed what can only be described as a smoking hot performance by smashing his guitar. There’s a reason Kiss is often called “the hottest band” in the world and they just proved it once again. Gene couldn't resist injecting a little humor into their performance when AGT judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel crossed the stage to take their seats. He startled Simon by sneaking up behind him and wagging his long tongue over Simon’s shoulder. What a way to start the show!
Members of the Kiss Army might have been a little sad at the end of their performance to hear Paul Stanley confirm what will be the band's final. He said, “This is going to be our last tour. It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show!”
Kiss’ live AGT performance followed a spectacular semifinals live results performance last week by South Korean boyband BTS. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers kicked off a dazzling AGT season finale filled with surprise musical guests including Bebe Rexha, Placido Domingo, The Struts, Lindsey Stirling and more,
Watch Kiss smash their “Detroit Rock City” AGT performance in the video above and stay tuned to AXS for Kiss news and updates.