Friday, August 24, 2007

Rock and Roll all night at JSU

Here's another.

It's an oldie but still a goodie -- though it's common knowledge by many up at Jacksonville State.

One of Kiss' earliest tours made it to JSU, where Paul, Gene and the boys played the Leone Cole Auditorium in 1974. The opening band was Rush -- yes, that Rush, which was making its first foray into American venues.

Above is a copy of the concert poster and the concert review in The Chanticleer, the JSU student newspaper. In his story, the JSU reporter opined, "Those who attended the Kiss concert were treated to the freakiest show Jacksonville will see for a long time." How's that for being prophetic.

You can find all sorts of historical tour-date lists that have Anniston and JSU on them if you have the time to Google.