KISS POSTER SELLS FOR MORE THAN $3,000
(Ultimate Classic Rock) – A classic poster from Kiss‘ appearance at St. Petersburg’s Bayfront Center on Oct. 20, 1975, recently fetched a whopping $3,125 after nearly 30 bids on eBay.
On tour behind its career-saving ‘Alive’ album, the band opened the show with ‘Deuce’ and concluded with an encore that featured ‘Cold Gin’ and ‘Rock and Roll All Nite.’ According to the poster, tickets were $5.50 in advance and $6.50 at the door.
The winning eBay bidder also received original photos taken at this Florida concert and the ticket stub. Though the poster was never folded or rolled, it does contain various pinholes. As the seller says, “It hung on the closet doors of a young Kiss fan for many years. Back then, no thought was given to ‘mint condition’ or other such silliness.”
The 7,500-seat Bayfront Center was built in 1965 and demolished in 2004. Kiss, meanwhile, continue to tour with only Gene Simmons and Paul Stanleyremaining from the 1975 edition.