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Local rockers to join KISS at Spark Arena

‘90s Kiwi rockers, Push Push, are set to open for KISS at their last ever show in New Zealand.

Having previously opened for iconic rock bands AC/DC, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Poison, Skid Row, The Darkness and more, Push Push are no stranger to the main stage.

The band will perform a mix of current songs from their 2017 EP as well as their hits from the ‘90s, including Trippin’ which spent six consecutive weeks at number one on the Kiwi charts in 1991.

Band frontman Mikey Havoc formed the band with original members Andy Kane and Steve Abplanalp and were later joined by drummer Scott Cortese and guitarist Silver.

The legendary rockers will join Havoc on stage to treat fans to a night of superb rock’n’roll tunes from the past and present.

After 25 years, the band reformed in 2017 – picking up right where they left off, their new music makes it seem as if no time has passed at all. If you aren’t familiar with the five-piece’s action-packed history, Push Push exploded onto the scene back in 1991. The aforementioned single Trippin‘ went to number one and spent 25 weeks on the Kiwi charts, while across the Pacific the single peaked at #25 in Australia, spending 10 weeks on their charts and transforming the band into a household name.

The following year was even bigger – Push Push released their gold-certified album A Trillion Shades Of Happy, scored best group and best video for Trippin’ at the 1992 New Zealand Music Awards, and opened for AC/DC at Mount Smart Stadium. Wow.

Along with the support act announcement, fans have been promised “a singular night of unadulterated rock’n’roll mayhem,” – and we absolutely can’t wait.

KISS, who burst on to the rock music scene in 1973, have announced the upcoming gig in Auckland will be their last, saying, “This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t.”

Kiss will take over Spark Arena in Auckland on Tuesday 3 December 2019. Tickets are onsale via Ticketmaster.co.nz.

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