KISS frontman Paul Stanley has announced the first-ever SOUL STATION concert at The Roxy in West Hollywood, California on September 11.
SOUL STATION is a ten-piece coalition of some of today's leading musicians paying tribute to an era of great soul music.
"We're living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing tracks and lip syncing in place of the electricity and passion of real live R&B," says Stanley. "When I was a boy, before I ever saw THE WHO or LED ZEPPELIN, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding. I saw THE TEMPTATIONS and all that music is part of the foundation of the music I've made. SOUL STATION is my chance to celebrate it for a night that's real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the respect it deserves. Whether it's THE STYLISTICS, THE DRAMATICS, THE TEMPTATIONS, SMOKEY AND THE MIRACLES, BLUE MAGIC and on, these songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away." To clarify further, he adds: "I don't play guitar in the band and we don't do a single KISS song. That's not what this is about," Stanley continues. "It's magical to hear those songs played right and we're making magic."
Tickets for the show will go on sale beginning 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT/noon PT today, August 4 at Ticketfly.com.
Stanley's legendary band members will include: Rafael "Hoffa" Moreira (guitar, backing vocals), Sean Hurley (bass), Alex Alessandroni (keyboards), Ely Rise (keyboards), Eric Singer (drums, backing vocals), Ramon Yslas (percussion), Nelson Beato (backing vocals), Crystal Starr (backing vocals) and Ayana Layli (backing vocals).