Throwback Concert: KISS at Webster Bank Arena 2016

Throwback Concert: KISS at Webster Bank Arena 2016

By Drew Carrano

People! If there’s one rock band that enjoys coming to Connecticut, it’s KISS. Since the mid-1970’s KISS has played just about everywhere from The Palace Theater in Waterbury to the old New Haven Coliseum. Now as they say farewell on their “End of the Road” World Tour, which is on hiatus due to the Coronavirus, we look back at one of their many shows here in Connecticut.

Today’s Throwback Concert:


Freedom To Rock North American Tour

Opening Act: The Dead Daisies

Wednesday September 7, 2016

Webster Bank Arena – Bridgeport


About The Tour: After a massive 40th Anniversary World Tour in 2014-15, KISS announced its next tour called “Freedom To Rock” in 2016. The tour kicked off on July 4, 2016 in Tucson, Arizona and would visit over 30 North American cities, including Bridgeport and Uncasville. KISS visited mostly secondary markets and smaller cities it hadn’t be to in over a decade, some never before. Bridgeport, for example, last had KISS in town in 2003. The “Freedom To Rock” Tour was dedicated to veterans with a focus to help Hiring Our Heroes and the Veteran Tickets Foundation.



  1. Detroit Rock City
  2. Deuce
  3. Shout It Out Loud
  4. Do You Love Me
  5. I Love It Loud
  6. Flaming Youth
  7. Gene Simmons Bass Solo
  8. God of Thunder
  9. Psycho Circus
  10. Shock Me
  11. Tommy Thayer Guitar Solo
  12. Cold Gin
  13. Lick It Up
  14. War Machine
  15. Love Gun
  16. Black Diamond
  17. Beth (encore)
  18. The Star-Spangled Banner (encore)
  19. Rock and Roll All Nite (encore)


Watch: KISS at Webster Bank Arena (full concert)