KISS avatars were unveiled as the “new era” of the legendary band following their final show ever.
The video below was played after KISS left the stage at Madison Square Garden on Saturday (Dec. 2). In the clip, Paul Stanley is heard saying, “KISS Army! Your love, your power has made us immortal. The new KISS era starts now!”
Per KISS’ official website, “The KISS avatars were created by visual effects company Industrial Light & Magic using their advanced performance-capture technology, gathering every nuance of KISS band members’ face and body performance in exact detail.”
Industrial Light & Magic was founded by George Lucas in 1975. Since its founding, the visual effects company has over 500 film and TV credits. Among them are the many Star Wars properties and the various titles within the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Additionally, the “new era” of KISS is working with the Sweden-based Pophouse Entertainment Group. The company isn’t new to the music world. It’s responsible for ABBA Voyage, the acclaimed digital concert honoring the iconic pop group.
Per a press release from Pophouse Entertainment Group, “The band’s transformation into avatars will ensure their immortalization, while pushing the boundaries of rock and roll performances, as KISS have done throughout their career to date. This avatar performance will feature KISS as fantasy-based superheroes, and will provide a glimpse of just one of the many and varied ways in which KISS will live on as digital performers through their avatars in the future.”
Basically, the options are essentially limitless for the KISS avatars. With the “new era” of KISS being now, we can’t help but think — and be a little overwhelmed — by all of the ways KISS-tory can continue. Because we just can’t help ourselves, we came up with five ideas of how to utilize these avatars.