KISS Are Lighting Up $1 Million Worth of Pyro for New Year's Eve
The Dubai livestream show will see the band attempt three fiery world records
Published Dec 31, 2020Just over a year after playing a concert for sharks, KISS will give this flaming wreck of a year a fitting send-off with a livestream concert featuring $1 million USD in pyrotechnics, which they hope will net them a trio of world records.
The rock legends will "KISS 2020 Goodbye" from the United Arab Emirates, with their massive ticketed livestream event taking place at Dubai's Atlantis, the Palm resort.
As organizer Daniel E. Catullo told Khaleej Times, the massive waterfront stage setup came together with a crew of over 400 people and a near eight-figure cost, while COVID-19 compliancy expenses for a distanced resort crowd totalled another $750,000 (AED 2.8 million).
"It has been a very complex show to put together: almost five months of planning, hundreds of working crew, coordination with the Dubai government, major coordination with the band; this show will go down in the record books," Catullo shared, adding that "the biggest production in KISS' history" will also receive an accompanying documentary.
As for the aforementioned record books, KISS will make three attempts to nab some Guinness World Records through their pyrotechnic display. Specifically, the band will look to hold records for the Highest Flame Projection in a Music Concert, Most Flame Projections Launched Simultaneously in a Music Concert, and Highest Grossing Per-View Livestream for a Rock Concert.
Catullo is no stranger to record-setting shows, having captured the world record for Most Cameras Used in a Concert Event by using 239 cameras to record Creed's tour behind 2009's Full Circle.
Find fiery footage from KISS' soundcheck below, and see the band rock and roll all night on the livestream here.