PAUL STANLEY: KISS Avatars ‘Will Look Nothing Like’ They Did In Video Preview

Paul Stanley Kiss Avatars

During a recent episode of “The Allison Hagendorf Show,” Paul Stanley praised the forthcoming KISS avatar show, describing it as “a must-see for everybody.”

As for what the show will look like, Paul said: “Not what you saw [in the video preview]. It was a double-edged sword because we were showing people the avatars in their infancy. And they look, and will look, nothing like that. They will be mind-bogglingly realistic.”

He continued: “People will look and go, ‘Well, that doesn’t look anything like them.’ But what will be is incredible. The state of the art and what technology can do nowadays is incredible. There’s a that’s running outside London that sold out for three years, and it’s an ABBA show. And Pophouse, the people behind that, are the people who are working with us. And that show is just incredible. And yet that technology is now old. So, George Lucas is involved with the avatars. And the people involved with it are really incredible.”

“We wanna create something that’s a go-to and a must-see for everybody,” Paul added. “KISS fans will love it, but other people who could care less about KISS will wanna see it. It’s going to be mind-boggling. It’s KISS and Cirque du Soleil and everything you can imagine on steroids. But it will really cross that bridge of what’s real and what’s not, and combine the two… It will be incredible. The idea that we’re gonna simulate a live show — leave that to somebody else. We have no desire to do that. We wanna create KISS, which is something that breaks the rules, not lives within ’em.”

KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer recently discussed KISS‘s plans for the avatar show in an interview with U.K.’s The Sun, where he said: “A show like this needs a theater which is built specifically for the show, so we have to decide where it’s going to be. And there’s considerations about New York, Singapore, Dubai, London, of course, but Las Vegas as well is a strong contender. And I’m a big fan of Las Vegas. This is where I live. So I can see something like that possibly happening here, but we’ll just have to wait and see.”

Using cutting-edge technology, Pophouse Entertainment Group, founded by ABBA‘s Björn Ulvaeus, will create digital versions of KISS. This project was previewed at the final KISS show in New York in December 2023.

The KISS avatar show will follow in the footsteps of “ABBA Voyage,” which features three-dimensional renderings of Agnetha FältskogBjörn UlvaeusBenny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad performing hits like “Chiquitita” and “Fernando” with a 10-piece band. London’s ABBA Arena, built specifically for this show, seats around 3,000 people and features LED screens and 291 speakers for surround sound.