Kiss 2020 Goodbye
Kiss 2020 Goodbye

KISS’ New Year’s Eve Dubai Concert Breaks Two Guinness World Records

Kiss‘ New Year’s Eve pay-per-view concert, dubbed KISS 2020 Goodbye, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates broke two Guinness World Records.

The iconic rock band’s performance broke the world records for highest flame projection in a music concert and for most flame projections launched simultaneously in a music concert.

“I can reveal that you achieved a grand total of 73,” a Guinness representative told the band about the number of projections launched. “You are officially amazing.” As for the height of the flame projections, the new benchmark is now “35 meters.”

The band partnered with Tixr to livestream the ‘Kiss 2020 Goodbye‘ concert across the globe on New Year’s Eve. The impressive 10 million dollar show was produced by Landmarks Live Presents, which was filmed with over 50 4K camera with 360-degree views on a 250-foot stage at The Royal Beach at Atlantis.

When it comes to “the hottest show on earth,” Kiss doesn’t go cheap on production and that shines vibrantly with their massive “million dollar” pyro display, according to Paul Stanley, which earn them two new world records.

Landmarks Live creator, director and executive producer Daniel E. Catullo said that he “worked with KISS back in 2005” and he wanted to have a “crack at doing a bigger show with them.”

“To be able to capture them in such an explosive and record-breaking way will certainly be a highlight of my career,” he continued to tell “Logistically, this was the largest undertaking I’ve ever done, and during a pandemic made it all the more challenging. Our crew is comprised of over 400 people, most of whom are based in Dubai. It has been a very complex show to put together: almost five months of planning, hundreds of working crew, coordination with the Dubai government, major coordination with the band; this show will go down in the record books. We’re also filming a documentary on how we are pulling this show off. We’re doing the biggest production in KISS’s history.”

KISS vocalist/bassist Gene Simmons told The Oakland Press that they get offers all the time and they’ve been saying no as “it’s just not safe – for us and for the fans” but this one in Dubai came at the right place at the right time, “The folks in Dubai, which is a fascinating place, suggested something crazy and said, ‘You can do anything you want here, no restrictions.’ And we said, ‘Wait a minute. You mean we can put on the biggest pyro show of all time, since Krakatoa and the Big Bang? You mean we’re gonna be safe going over there?’ They said ‘yeah,’ so there you are.”

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