SYDNEY, 5 September 2023 – Rock legends KISS, One World Entertainment, TEG and Accor Stadum are proud to be launching the SUPPORT OUR VETERANS APPEAL to generate important donations to make a meaningful impact in the lives of Australian Defence Force veterans when the band say farewell to their Australian fans at the FINAL CURTAIN concert on Saturday 7 October at Accor Stadium Sydney.
As the legendary band conclude their stellar live career in this country, KISS will leave an enduring legacy for both their legion of fans and now also for our military veterans and their families by launching the SUPPORT OUR VETERANS APPEAL, raising important charitable donations and public awareness to support the health and well-being of our returning soldiers, sailors and aviators.
The money raised from SUPPORT OUR VETERANS will go to Legacy an iconic Australian charity that has been supporting the families of veterans for 100 years and Wounded Heroes Australia, a national defence community organisation that provides 24/7 emergency crisis support to Australian Defence Force, Veterans and their families in immediate financial crisis, homeless or at risk of homelessness around Australia, in the prevention of the heartbreakingly high rates of veteran suicide.
Legacy and Wounded Heroes Australia have been carefully selected due their strong track record of providing short, medium and long-term assistance to our returning military personnel.
For every concert ticket sold from Tuesday 5 September 2023, $10 will be donated to Legacy and Wounded Heroes Australia. Legacy and Wounded Heroes Australia will be collecting donations at Accor Stadium during the concert on Saturday 7 October. Legacy and Wounded Heroes will also activate channels for any direct donations in relation to the SUPPORT OUR VETERANS APPEAL.
In addition to this, Kiss will make available 5,000 free concert tickets to be distributed to serving ADF personnel and veterans so they can attend and enjoy the day with their families and friends.
Geoff Jones, Group CEO – TEG said:
“As a former member of the ADF myself, and the son of a Vietnam veteran, the dedication and sacrifices of our serving men & women has always been important to me.
“Even after 50 years of performing to fans across the globe, it is admirable to see a legendary band like KISS devote their status and legacy to advocating for those that fought for our country. They are legends in every sense of the word, and I cannot wait to see them take the stage come October as they say farewell to their Australian fans.”
Andrew McManus, CEO – One World Entertainment said:
“KISS have a long history of supporting causes that are close to their hearts, and this is still very much a part of who they are 50 years into their career.
“After being made aware of the plight of our returned servicemen and women, and the need for awareness of the mental health and welfare of our defence force, manager of KISS Doc McGhee, along with Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley did not hesitate in the establishment of their Support for the Veterans Appeal.
“To now add the support of our veterans to the passion and legacy of KISS, is an honour that I don’t take lightly. I am proud to be associated with KISS, Legacy, Wounded Heroes Australia and the great men and women who protect our freedoms and way of life.”
Lieutenant General Greg Bilton AO, CSC, Chief of Joint Operations – Australian Defence Force said:
“As a patron of Wounded Heroes and advocate for Legacy, I am extremely proud of the dedication these charities have to support the families of veterans who have lost their lives or been injured as a result of their service.
“I would like to also thank KISS for launching the Support our Veterans Appeal to help raise funds for both of these charities and for extending the opportunity to current and ex-serving ADF members and their families to come and enjoy the band’s last concert in Australia”
KISSteria well and truly took over Australia in 1980 after their first-ever tour here, resulting in a deep & lasting connection between the band and their fans. The sold-out Unmasked Tour saw them perform at some iconic football stadiums – they were front page news, plus broke all kinds of records. Four decades on, KISS has continued their love affair with Australia, whilst gaining new fans across multiple generations along the way.
The sold-out End of the Road tour in August last year received blistering reviews and proved, yet again, why KISS is the most iconic live show in the world. It’s only fitting that they perform their final ever Australian show at a stadium to host the Kings of Rock. It will be bigger, louder, hotter, and crazier than ever before. Come and celebrate THE FINAL CURTAIN with the hottest band that gave rock n roll to us!
Californian rockers, WEEZER, will be special guests and support acts include Oz rockers Regurgitator & The Delta Riggs.
KISS – THE FINAL CURTAIN
SATURDAY 7 OCTOBER 2023
ACCOR STADIUM, SYDNEY
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KISS VIP Packages, which may include access to the KISS acoustic set and Q&A, invitation to the KISS Army Captain’s lounge, exclusive merchandise and premium seat locations will be available at all shows. Visit www.kissonline.com for details.
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ABOUT ONE WORLD ENTERTAINMENT
With Andrew McManus at the helm, One World Entertainment has had a fundamental role in entertaining Australians and New Zealanders for more than two decades. Touring artists include KISS, Fleetwood Mac, Motley Crue, Guns n Roses, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Blondie, Simple Minds, Stevie Nicks to name a few, plus the festival brands Raggamuffin and Under The Southern Stars. For more information www.oneworldentertainment.com.au
Legacy (see: www.legacy.com.au) which is an iconic Australian charity that has been supporting the families of veterans for 100 years. Today, Legacy supports 40,000 partners and children of veterans who gave their lives or health serving our country.
ABOUT WOUNDED HEROES AUSTRALIA
Wounded Heroes Australia (see: www.woundedheroes.org.au) is a National Charity providing 24/7 immediate financial support to Australian Defence Force personnel, Veterans and their families in crisis. This includes helping those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness around Australia. Wounded Heroes is working hard to prevent the heartbreakingly high rates of veteran suicide.