KISS may be done with in-person performances, but they’ll continue to rock like digital pixels for years to come… something they just announced at their final show this weekend.
The legendary band played their final show at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night – as part of their ‘End of the Road’ farewell tour… marking their last live performance ever. At least that’s what everyone thought, because they say they keep the party going.
Instead of continuing to sing and dance themselves, Gene Simmons and co. will let their AI counterparts do it for them… in the form of automated avatars that can literally keep playing shows forever. It’s called KISS Online… and it marks their new era.
The whole thing may sound wacky, but it’s actually a trend that older bands are starting to embrace more and more – including ABBA, who recently put their own digital avatars on display in full concert… and playing to a packed audience, no less.
The guys simply put on motion capture suits and recorded an entire concert of theirs… which can then be rebroadcast for years to come… with cool effects and stunts that they normally wouldn’t be able to do on their own (especially at their age) .
The KISS avatars actually took the stage during an encore on Saturday … and performed “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” … but they only did so on screen, instead of appearing as life-size holograms. Time will tell if those holograms will ever make their debut.
Either way, it’s certainly the end of an era and the beginning of a new one. As you can imagine, there are mixed reactions to the news… some hate it, others are fine with digital KISS.
It’s also a reminder that we’re currently living in the future… with the way technology/AI is developing — more and more of these things will be introduced.
Welcome to the new world… where you can rock and roll all night and every day, until the end of time.