Bruce Kulick, Kiss' lead guitarist for 12 years, is making his way back to Australia for his third solo tour of this country. These dates mark his return to the stage after facing near death on Sunset Blvd when a crazed gunman fired into the street hitting Bruce twice in October of 2003. Recovering at home in Los Angeles, Kulick is excited to return to Australia after having to postpone a tour of Europe in November of 2003 due to his injuries. Bruce was shot through the leg and a second bullet grazed his temple. "I know there were some angels watching over me that night and I am lucky to be alive. Even though the injuries have been painful and I am continuing therapy, I know it could have been so much worse." Bruce said. "Australia has always been so kind to myself and Kiss over the years that when the chance came up to return there and play for the fans I couldn't pass that up. It has also made me focused on healing and recognise the great opportunities my career gives me. Even as far back as touring there with Meat Loaf in 1978 I have amazing memories and made lifetime friends."
Being the third solo tour in three years for Bruce, Australia is becoming somewhat of a second home and as such has plans for an exciting new show for the fans coming along. "We have given the set list a shake up and there will be some tunes that the fans haven't heard in a long time, and a few that Kiss have never even performed live." Before Bruce returns to the US for a full blown tour with his current band, Grand Funk Railroad, Bruce will perform shows in Melbourne and Sydney in February. After each show, Bruce will conduct a signing session for all fans. They will get a chance to meet and greet the guitar player that helped Kiss write and sell over 15 million albums and perform hundreds of sell out shows all over the world during their "unmasked" era.
Kulick has also recorded and toured with such luminaries as Meat Loaf, Michael Bolton, Billy Squire and Grand Funk Railroad. Since leaving Kiss in 1996, Bruce formed UNION with Motley Crue vocalist John Corabi, releasing three albums and later, released two solo albums (Audiodog in 2001 and Transformer in 2003). He is endorsed by both ESP Guitars and Marshall Amplifiers. Bruce is a true guitar hero and Kiss fan or not, fans will be blown away with his fretwork. Bruce's band on this coming tour will again be all-Australian featuring members of the Melbourne band, Stand (Paul Drennan/guitar, Stephen Crafter/drums, Matthew McAuliffe/bass). It will be one crazy crazy night!
TOUR DATES and TICKETING INFORMATION:
Melbourne The Corner Hotel - Thursday, 5 February, 2004
Tickets on sale at The Corner Hotel or by Phone 03 9427 9198 or at www.cornerhotel.com
Sydney Bar Broadway - Saturday, 7 February, 2004
Tickets on sale at the door.