Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 25 November 2020

Kiss announces 'biggest concert ever' in Dubai this New Year's Eve

Show will be livestreamed and even feature a live audience

Dubai, get ready to rock into 2021 in an unforgettable fashion: Kiss is coming to the Atlantis, The Palm for what will purportedly be the band's "biggest concert ever".

The concert will be livestreamed and will even feature a live audience. The lucky revellers will share the venue with more than 50 cameras and a 400-person crew.

The show will also feature attempts to break the world record for the "largest-ever pyro display".

Concert producer Dan Catullo is predicting around 2,000-3,000 attendees, a show representative told Variety magazine. For Covid security reasons, numbers will be limited to those staying at the hotel.

Details on how to book will be revealed shortly but any prospective guests worried about the cost of PCR tests need not fret. The National reported in October that the Atlantis has started offering credit to cover this cost.

With the pandemic still raging globally, UAE authorities have urged residents to abide by safety protocols as the holiday season approaches.

Concert organisers echoed this circumspection in a statement which revealed measures would include "daily testing and biometric crew wristbands to ensure the highest safety standards".

Official poster promoting Kiss's Dubai NYE spectacular. Landmark
Official poster promoting Kiss's Dubai NYE spectacular. Landmark

The band announced the news in typically outlandish fashion after having trailed the concert for days on Twitter.

The seasoned rockers see the show as an opportunity to alleviate some of the world's pandemic-based gloom.

They said that the concert will "rock the heavens, shake the earth and blaze the way out of 2020 with the largest and most bombastic celebration in our and anyone else’s history".

Price tiering

The event will be filmed in 4K and can be viewed globally with a 1080p Livestream. It will also feature a live pre-show that can be streamed free of charge.

  • $39.99 – Livestream and 24 hours of unlimited replays
  • $49.99 – Livestream and 72 hours of unlimited replays
  • $249.99 – Livestream, 30 days of unlimited replays, limited edition DVD with16-page book, limited edition T-shirt, limited edition poster

  • $999.999 Livestream, 30 days of unlimited replays, limited edition DVD with 16-page book, name in DVD credits and in book, limited edition T-shirt, limited edition poster (autographed), limited edition hoodie, metal-engraved limited edition commemorative ticket, limited edition vinyl record of the show

Updated: November 21, 2020 03:05 AM

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