Kiss drummer Eric Singer made a noticeable blunder during the band’s concert in Antwerp, Belgium on Monday. Some fans are saying that it is proof that Kiss is using pre-recorded tracks during its performances.
Kiss alleged of using backing tracks
Several Kiss fans who attended the group’s June 6 show at Sportpaleis have shared video of Kiss kicking off the set with “Detroit Rock City”, the classic song that has consistently served as the live opener for the band’s live performances in recent years.
At the end of the track, Singer, who has played with Kiss on and off since 1991, apparently “forgets to rest for a measure,” according to YouTube commenter Austin Ogonoski, “instead continuing to play the standard beat for two additional measures. “ After “Eric realizes he messes up,” he “begins the drumroll/breakdown a measure late,” which “means Paul’s [Stanley] vocal track is out of sync with what the band is actually playing,” Austin explained. “Paul’s track plays ‘Everybody’s gonna leave their SEAT,’ completely out of sync with the song and when nobody is at a mic.”
Another YouTube user, Jochem Blaauw, who shared video of the “Detroit Rock City” performance shot from a different angle, simply wrote in the clip’s description: “Show opening of the Antwerpen show 2022. Eric’s rare mistake at 5:05 makes even more interesting.” He also commented on another video of the same song, writing: “Great quality. Curious about Eric’s rare mistake at 5:09 and Paul’s ‘singing’ right after…”
Some of the other attendees apparently didn’t notice the mishap, with Lieven Ostijn writing on Facebook: “The show got kicked into motion with classic show opener, Detroit Rock City… and with numerous loud blasts of pyrotechnics…. Paul Stanley was in remarkably good voice, and also proofed to still be one of the best frontmen in the world.”