Paul Stanley Announces “Soul Station” Date

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley brings his Soul Station to West Hollywood’s legendary Roxy Theatre for one night in September.

Described as a “gathering of some of today’s leading musicians paying tribute to an era of great soul music,” the event is planned for Sept. 11.

The 10-piece Soul Station includes KISS drummer Eric Singer providing the beat and backing vocals.  The coalition also features Rafael “Hoffa” Moreira on guitar and backing vocals, Sean Hurley playing bass, Alex Alessandroni and Ely Rise on keyboards, Ramon Yslas on percussion and Nelson Beato, Crystal Starr and Ayana Layli on backing vocals.

“We’re living in a time of being fed canned pre-programmed backing tracks and lip-syncing in place of the electricity and passion of real live R&B,” Stanley said.  “When I was a boy, before I ever saw The Who or Led Zeppelin, I saw Solomon Burke and Otis Redding.  I saw The Temptations and all that music is part of the foundation of the music I’ve made.  Soul Station is my chance to celebrate it for a night that’s real, live and faithfully recreates the sound with the respect it deserves.  Whether it’s The Stylistics, The Dramatics, The Temptations, Smokey and the Miracles, Blue Magic and on, these songs, arrangements and sound just blow you away.”

And if you’re wondering if this is just another way for Stanley to charge forth under the KISS banner – think again.

“I don’t play guitar in the band and we don’t do a single KISS song,” Stanley said.  “That’s not what this is about.  It’s magical to hear those songs played right and we’re making magic.”

Tickets are on sale now.  Click here for more information.