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KISS' Most Successful Tour EVER !

EUROPEAN LEG OF KISS' ALIVE 35 WORLD TOUR IS A HUGE SUCCESS!

With immediate sellouts, second shows being added and talk of extending the tour, the European leg of the KISS Alive 35 World Tour is on it's way to being the most successful KISS tour of Europe EVER including The Reunion Tour!

Pictured is the just approved KISS ALIVE 35 World Tour Logo.


FINLAND AND NORWAY SHOWS SOLD OUT!
KISS' Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway Shows are SOLD OUT! All 13,000 tickets for the Helsinki Show sold out in only 7 minutes!

Managing Depression

I lived with my depression for as long as I could remember although I didn't know the cause of my distress or that it had a name. In my late 30's I was no longer able to hide the symptoms or their effects and I ended up in Hospital after a second suicide attempt.

Thankfully, I was eventually referred to an excellent and forward thinking clinic where a number of treatments were available. Over many years I became well enough to be discharged, which I feel is mainly due to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (D.B.T.) because this allowed me to respond effectively to further treatments offered. I'd recommend others who have similar difficulties to seek the same therapy, it isn't a cure but it makes coping possible and easier. There follows an informative and concise article I found online which explains better than I can the basic principles. There is hope.

Innovations in Mental Illness Recovery
February 3, 2008 By Robert Yourell, MA
The mental health field is like conjoined twin…

Alan Moore's Essay: Sexism in Comics

I "borrowed" the following scans and text from mechanicaljewel at Live Journal.com. I fondly recall the comic, "The Daredevils" from which they are lifted, it featured reprint comics and new editorial and comic-strip material, notably "Captain Britain". I thought it deserved to go 'viral'. To read the text click on each scan for the larger version.

Invisible Girls and Phantom Ladies: How far have we come?

Back in 1983, Alan Moore wrote a 10-page article on the portrayal of women in comics and the presence/lack thereof of female creators. It was serialized in Marvel UK's The Daredevils #4-6.

It's really interesting to see things like this, written 25 years ago, and to address the question 'how far have we really come?'










KISS World Tour Update

KISS SELL OUT STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN STADIUM!
Looks like Stockholm is ready to rock! Fans snapped up all 32,500 tickets for KISS' Stockholm Olympic Stadium show in under 20 minutes!

New Children's Comic Strip Weekly

(Left) Phillip Pullman


The May 2008 launch of an entirely new weekly comic for boys and girls is announced today by David Fickling, publisher of the eponymous and highly successful imprint at Random House.
Entitled the 'DFC', its content will be created by world-class contributors, including Philip Pullman. He is currently working on a weekly strip entitled The Adventures of John Blake (illustrated by John Aggs). The details of Philip's work are a closely guarded secret - only to be revealed when the first comic is delivered into homes by the Royal Mail on Friday 30th May.
"I still remember the heart pounding excitement of receiving my very own comic on the doormat every week and now the DFC can bring that to every child in the land. But this isn't a revival. For today's children it is almost a brand new form of entertainment. Only completely original material will be published in the DFC. No advertising, just 100% storytelling delight. Joy in an envelope," …

More KISS Eurotour News

KISS ALIVE/35 - EUROPEAN TOUR ANNOUNCED
KISS ARMY PRESALES AND VIP PACKAGES FOR EUROPEAN SHOWS BEGIN WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13 @ 10AM LOCAL VENUE TIME.
VISIT KISSONTOUR.COM TO JOIN THE KISS ARMY AND PURCHASE KISS VIP PACKAGES.
Celebrating thirty-five years of worldwide rock 'n roll domination!
“YOU WANTED THE BEST. YOU GOT THE BEST. THE HOTTEST BAND IN THE WORLD.” For nearly a decade rock fans across Europe have impatiently waited to hear these famous words that open every concert of legendary rock band KISS.
The wait is finally over!
Today KISS announces their 2008 European KISS Alive/35 Tour set to span seventeen countries, including stops at some of the biggest summer music festivals and first ever KISS concerts in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Verona. This tour marks the first time the band will appear in Europe since their sold-out Psycho Circus Tour in 1999.
KISS invented stadium rock in the 70's with their sci-fi Kabuki costumes and make-up, explosive theatrics and, of course, their …

MORE KISS EUROPEAN CONCERTS

KISS TO HEADLINE ARRROW ROCK FESTIVAL IN HOLLAND
KISS is scheduled as the main act on Sunday June 15, at the Arrow Rock Festival 2008.
Tickets are available now at http://www.arrowrockfestival.nl/









KISS TO PLAY BELGRADE STADIUM!!!
ALL RIGHT BELGRADE, YOU WANTED THE BEST AND YOU GOT THE BEST!!!
KISS will rock Belgrade, Serbia on May 15 at Belgrade's USCE Stadium.