Infamous for their wild performances involving elaborate outfits and makeup, KISS has rocked the music world for decades. In 1973, KISS began in New York City with Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. Each member of the band adopted their own persona, who they dramatically embodied during their live performances: Space Ace (Frehley), The Catman (Criss), The Starchild (Stanley), and The Demon (Simmons). KISS’s history in Hawaii dates back to February 29, 1976, when they performed in Honolulu International Center Arena. It was the second leg of the Alive! tour when they played in Hawaii, featuring hits such as “Rock and Roll All Nite” and “Shout It Out Loud”. This leg of the tour introduced Paul Stanley’s guitar-smashing ritual that would eventually become his trademark. Elaborate displays of pyrotechnics, rocket shooting, fire-breathing, and smoking guitars added to the excitement in KISS’s performances.