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PRESS PHOTO BY LORI PATRICKGene Simmons, bass, left, and Paul Stanley, guitar, right, of Kiss, PPL Center concert Feb. 4. PRESS PHOTO BY LORI PATRICKGene Simmons, bass, left, and Paul Stanley, guitar, right, of Kiss, PPL Center concert Feb. 4.
PRESS PHOTO BY LORI PATRICKDavid Lee Roth opened the Kiss concert Feb. 4 at PPL Center, Allentown. PRESS PHOTO BY LORI PATRICKDavid Lee Roth opened the Kiss concert Feb. 4 at PPL Center, Allentown.

Concert Review: The big Kiss-off at PPL Center

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by LORI PATRICK Special to The Press in Focus

“The End of the World” tour brought Kiss to PPL Center, Allentown, Feb. 4, for what’s billed as the group’s last concert tour.

“Rock and Roll all Night,” which concluded the concert, could have been the group’s first song to set the mood of what was to come.

It was a concert filled with fire, musicians at the top of their skill levels, video backdrop, light show and surprises to electrify the arena.

The fans, often referred to as the “Kiss Army,” did not disappoint. Many dressed in Kiss attire and full makeup.

All four members of Kiss sang individually. They rode high above the stage and performed near the ceiling on mini-platforms and were carried above the crowd while performing.

Paul Stanley rode out on a wire to the front of the arena to sing “Love Gun.”

The encore included a confetti drop that lasted for five minutes, showering down like rain.

David Lee Roth opened the show with energy and a joyful stage presence.

Roth, former front man for Van Halen, sang many of the group’s hits, including “Jamie’s Crying” and “Panama,” ending the concert with “Jump.”