Discover the hard moment that the rock band Kiss was going through during their visit to Mexico in 1981 and the reason why they decided to visit the La Asunción orphanage, in Atizapán, State of Mexico.
Kiss, one of the most famous American rock bands of all time, visited Mexico and the La Asunción orphanage, located in Atizapán de Zaragoza, in 1981 to demonstrate that they were not the satanists that everyone thought and to promote their music in Latin America.
Rock legend, Kiss.
Kiss is one of the most iconic rock bands internationally. its musical legacy and image has been a part of popular culture since his birth in 1973.
The group has had several members throughout its history, but in this anecdote the most representative members of Kiss participate: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Carr and Ace Frehley.
Find out the details of why Kiss visited Mexico in 1981 and the reason why they visited the La Asunción orphanage, as well as the hard time that the North American band and rock were going through in those days.
Kiss visits Mexico in 1981 to clean up their image
During the 80’s, rock was at one of its highest points in popularity and more importantly; the many styles and genres that extremely talented bands from around the world helped shape into the world’s catalogue.
Since its birth, the Kiss band has been considered one of the most iconic rock bands internationally; as well as one of the most famous of all time.
However, it was during this same time that the wild guitars and outlandish outfits of rockers were pointed out by members of American society as bad influences on youth.
The malicious assertion was born while rock was the most listened to by the youngest ears in the world and it affected each musical group of that time in a very particular way; for Kiss, the last straw was being classified as satanists.
This was the reason why Kiss visited Mexico in 1981.
Kiss was just coming back from a successful tour in Australia, prompting them to counterattack the bad image they were creating and point to Latin America to prove them wrong.
Kiss visits Latin America for the first time and arrives in Mexico
On September 25, 1981, Kiss arrived at the Benito Juárez Airport in Mexico City; where they suffered their first misfortune within Aztec land; Well, the press is not supposed to photograph them without their famous makeup characterizations, so they had to cover their faces.
They stayed at the Camino Real Hotel, where they offered a press conference answering all kinds of questions; even when they were questioned if the tabloid articles about Kiss both in Latin America and in the United States (where it all began) had affected them.
It did affect us, it’s pity that in Mexico everything related to rock music is related to the satanic. It is pity that they are not well informed in each case, since they judged us to be drug addicts and troublemakers without getting to know us.
Kiss visits the La Asunción orphanage in Atizapán de Zaragoza, State of Mexico
As a sample of the humanity and solidarity that characterizes the band; Kiss visited the La Asunción orphanage, located in Atizapán, State of Mexico.
Kiss at the La Asunción orphanage.
Before their arrival they could not miss the excited Kiss fans who were lucky enough to run into them outside the school and in its corridors, which alerted the little ones that they had to be important characters.
With everything and the extravagant outfits that are iconic of the group, just over 300 girls received Kiss with applause and interacted with them. The experience was so special for Gene Simmons, the bassist for Kiss, that he couldn’t hold back his tears.
Kiss’s first performance in Latin America
Before returning to the United States, Kiss had a presentation at the Canal 13 (Now TV Azteca) studios where they were interviewed by Jimmy Fortz and performed their famous songs Nací para amarte (I was made for loving you) and Charisma.
Source: Mexico Desconocido