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Calgary Stampede announces KISS concert

CALGARY (ALBERTA) April 2, 2013

The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce a new performer for the Virgin Mobile Presents the Stampede Concert Series. On Saturday, July 13 KISS, along with Shinedown, will perform at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

“KISS is an iconic rock band that really needs no introduction,” says Paul Rosenberg, vice-president Programming, Calgary Stampede. “Bringing a range of music genres to the Calgary Stampede helps cater to the diversity of our guests.”

KISS is regarded as one of the most influential rock and roll bands of all time. Together, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer, and Tommy Thayer hold honours as one of America's top gold record champions, selling over 100 million albums worldwide in their 40 year career. The KISS legacy continues to grow, generation after generation, transcending age and creed. The unparalleled devotion and loyalty of the KISS Army to the "Hottest Band in the World" is a striking testament to the band's unbreakable bond with its fans.

Shinedown is an American hard rock band from Jacksonville, Florida. Since the band’s inception in 2001, they have released four albums and sold more than six million albums worldwide.

Tickets for KISS go on sale to the public on Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. and start at $59 (plus applicable fees).

Virgin Mobile will be offering its Virgin Mobile Members exclusive priority access to tickets for the show. Members can go to virginmobile.ca/benefits for details on the pre-sale which runs from Wednesday to Thursday, April 3-4. Calgary Stampede Insiders pre-sale will be available on Thursday, April 4.

The 2013 Calgary Stampede is July 5–14, 2013. For more information visit calgarystampede.com.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Booth
Publicity Manager
T 403.261.0327
C 403.463.6834
E jbooth@calgarystampede.com

The Calgary Stampede contributes to the quality of life in Calgary and southern Alberta through its world-renowned 10-day Stampede, year-round facilities, western events and several youth and agriculture programs. Exemplifying the theme “We’re Greatest Together”; the volunteer-supported, not-for-profit community organization preserves and promotes western heritage and values. All revenue is reinvested into Calgary Stampede programs and facilities.

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