It’s going to be San Antonio rock city Friday, Dec. 11. With a basketball flair.
Kiss announced today that singer/guitarist Paul Stanley will sing the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Spurs’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers at the AT&T Center and meet with fans before the 8:30 p.m. nationally televised tip-off at the arena’s grand opening of the Rock & Brews restaurant he is unveiling with bassist Gene Simmons. Tickets to the game can be purchased here. The restaurant is said to be located on the west side of the plaza level.
The game had already figured to be one of the featured attractions of the 2014 NBA champion Spurs’ schedule given Sunday night’s announcement that Lakers guard Kobe Bryant is retiring at the end of the season. Now “The Starchild’s” appearance adds more spice to the contest between the on-court rivals.
Stanley and Simmons also co-own the L.A. Kiss Arena Football League team, which debuted last year with a victory over the now-defunct San Antonio Talons at the Alamodome.
Kiss’ most recent concert here was Aug. 5, 2012, at the AT&T Center with Motley Crue providing support. Simmons stopped by the Hard Rock Cafe on the River Walk during that visit to donate one of his signature axe basses to the establishment.
Now it’s Stanley’s turn to take a shot of “Cold Gin” at Kiss’ own restaurant with the band’s Alamo City fans.