Supercars will be lighting up the city for the Coates Hire Newcastle 500 this month, and the two bands who will be rocking the stage at the event say they can’t wait to see thousands of fans file into one of the biggest concerts ever held at the No.1 Sportsground.
KISS, who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and considered to be the most influential rock band of all time, will play at the No.1 Sportsground on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The global superstars announced 12 months ago that they would play at the Newcastle Supercars event in one of just seven Australian venues on their End of the World tour.
Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.
"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” said KISS.
“This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet, and we'll go out the same way we came in... unapologetic and unstoppable.”
Newcastle’s very-own Screaming Jets will be the special guests. Led by Newcastle’s original frontman, Dave Gleeson who helped to form the Screaming Jets in the mid-80's, the band’s first-ever performance was at their high school, St Francis Xavier’s College, just 4km from the starting line of this year’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500.
Since then the band has gone on to sell close to one million albums and most recently embarked on a Dirty Thirty Tour to celebrate 30 years of success around Australia.
Gleeson says its an honour to return to the Supercars stage in 2019, especially in his home town.
“Newcastle means everything, its where Pauly and I grew up, its where some of our biggest hits were written, and it will always be home,” Gleeson said.
“To be on stage as opening for KISS in one of their final ever concerts will also be something we will never forget. We can’t wait to see the fans and put on a hell of a show in November.”
Fans will even get a taste of the concerts on track – when KISS will run their legendary logo and colours on the Penrite Racing Supercars of David Reynolds and Anton De Pasquale in a world-first partnership.
KISS endorsed a landmark agreement for their globally celebrated KISS logo and imagery to appear on the two Penrite Racing Supercars at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and Newcastle 500.
KISS said: “We’re thrilled to have joined with the good folk at Penrite Racing to unleash not one, but two KISS supercars. We know how fantastic Supercar racing is in Australia, so we’re honoured to be amongst it.”
“We can’t wait for everyone to see the first-ever KISS Supercars,” Gene Simmons added.
“KISS fans, get to the track early to cheer them on. But keep your engines running because after the race KISS is going to rock the Newcastle 500. Hope you love it loud!”
Kurt Sakzewski, Supercars General Manager of Operations and Newcastle Event Manager, says this year’s concert in Newcastle will be one of the biggest Supercars has ever staged.
“We’re expecting local, national and international fans to attend, given this will be KISS’s only outdoor concert in Australia with the promise of plenty of the band’s trademark pyrotechnic displays.”
Tickets are still available to the event, special ONE LAST KISS or GOLD tickets are available for fans to gain access to a full day of racing and the Saturday night concert. Visit www.supercars.com