It’s been a hot topic in the news and the entertainment industry that the band, KISS, intends to perform a special show at a very special location. Let’s take some time to take a look at the band and where they come from before we dive into what they have planned!
Who Are KISS?
KISS is the iconic rock band of America which was formed in the Big Apple in 1973. The band members were originally Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. They are known for their spectacularly entertaining shows with fire breathing, smoking guitars, blood spitting, and all sorts of pyrotechnics. They happen to be one of the best-selling bands in the history of music! They have had the success of over 75 million record sales across the globe.
To say that KISS has rocked the socks off of audiences in practically every corner of the Earth isn’t a long stretch from the truth. The iconic rock band is set to take their show to new grounds – under the sea, that is. The band is to perform a rock ‘n roll show for great white sharks and for eight fans in a submarine separate from the band.
How Is This Show Taking Place?
The bizarre show is an Airbnb promotional event to be held on November 18 off the southern coast of Australia, more specifically Port Lincoln in the Indian Ocean. The eight KISS fans will travel in one boat, with the band travelling in another, to their location in an area of high shark activity. The band will perform above sea level, but their performance will be blared through underwater speakers to entertain the predators of the sea and the eight fans who will be lowered in a submarine. The sound will be audible to the fans and also to the sharks!
If you are wondering why the chosen audience is sharks (aside from the eight fans, of course), it is because science has proven that sharks are attracted to low-frequency sound vibrations. Rock ‘n roll happens to be a low-frequency sound, and that’s the forte of KISS for many decades going now. The event is to be held as a first-come-first-serve ticket sale at just $50 per ticket. The proceeds will actually be donated to charity, and the reservations have been open since October 14.
The performance has been planned to be at least four songs long, and the band members will, indeed, be donning their full attire, complete with their legendary makeup and costumes. It is reported that the event forms part of Airbnb’s efforts to promote the idea of people entertaining animals for a change since we, humans, have been exploiting animals for entertainment long enough! The company disclosed that its effort was to entertain the animals in a news release.
Underwater Music Festival
If you haven’t heard of underwater concerts, you may certainly be surprised by this – however, they are not new on the block. In the Florida Keys, an Underwater Music Festival has been held for the past three and a half decades! The festival is held on the ocean floor of the Florida Keys which is off the coast of one of the archipelago islands. The festival is designed to draw attention to the conservation of coral reefs. The show is pulled together by divers who play water-inspired music on drums, guitars, horns, and other instruments, playing along to music piped through underwater speakers. The show is actually broadcasted live on some US radio stations for those who would like to be a part of the festival but won’t dive in – literally!
While the face of entertainment has certainly changed over the years, there’s no denying that there have been some incredibly creative takes on entertainment in the past 100 years! Of course, there have been changes across everything in our lifestyle, but we are only looking at the music industry in particular here. Music performances are not at all what they used to be, what with the impressive and mind-boggling stunts involved and the effects that are set up to make the experience practically other-worldly! This is certainly with much thanks to highly developed and advanced technology that make the impossible, possible. Music festivals, concerts, and shows are simply an art of their own these days. It certainly begs the question – whatever next?