KISS members Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer were at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday to receive Cleveland’s first-ever Music Keynote to the City and a KISS Day Proclamation for October 22nd.
The proclamation recognizes the band for their immeasurable impact on culture and the music industry while exhibiting a love and commitment for Cleveland. Stanley called Cleveland the band’s “home away from home.”
City Councilman Brian Kazy noted there’s been 18,101 days between KISS‘ first show in Cleveland and the evening’s concert at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
“In those 18,101 days, they have performed once every 624 days in the Greater Cleveland area, which means (KISS) have never forgotten the people in front of them,” Kazy said.
KISS is on their “End Of The Road” world tour which is planned to conclude in December with two concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
KISS bassist Gene Simmons did not attend. He was said to be resting.