Kiss Begins First-Ever Las Vegas Residency at Hard Rock, Only a Little Awkward

Rock legends Kiss got off to a bit of a rocky start for their first-ever Las Vegas residency, which runs at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino through Nov. 23, 2014.

Kiss arrived at their residency kick-off by helicopter, and were enthusiastically booed for arriving an hour late. Fans, many of whom had waited two hours for the debut performance, were covered in dirt from the helicopter landing.

Kiss Las Vegas residency
Tickets are going at a brisk clip. They start at $49.50.

The rough start didn’t deter members of the “Kiss Army” from giving the band some love as they dove into their greatest hits in a show with ample production value.

Here’s a look at a portion of the Kiss show at Hard Rock.

Not too shabby for a band with members in their 60s still doing the same crowd-pleasing schtick they’ve done for 40 years.

The Kiss set list includes “Detroit Rock City,” “War Machine,” “Lick It Up,” “I Love It Loud,” “Do You Love Me,” “Love Gun” and “Black Diamond.” An encore features “Shout It Out Loud” and “Rock and Roll All Nite.” Kiss is playing a total of nine shows at the Hard Rock. Find out more.