American hard rock band KISS kicked off their Japan tour before 15,000 fans at Chiba Makuhari Messe on Saturday night.
Paul Stanley, 61, (vocals and rhythm guitar) shouted out to the audience in Japanese, "Chiba, Chiba, anatawa saiko" ("Chiba, Chiba, you're the greatest!"). The band played 18 songs during the concert.
Tickets for the band's performance on Saturday were all sold out in one day when they went on sale in July, so KISS decided to add two additional concerts at Nippon Budokan on Oct 23-24. They will also play at Osaka Castle Hall on Monday.
The tour is part of the legendary band's 40th anniversary Monster tour.
KISS last toured Japan seven years ago. This is their 10th tour of Japan since 1977. On Friday, they were out and about in Shibuya, in full makeup.© Japan Today