The day before yesterday, Shiraz Lane embarked on their European tour as support act of the Swedish glam sleaze rockers Crashdïet. Now, the Finnish hard rockers landed another coveted support slot, for none other than KISS. On 20 June 2022, Shiraz Lane will be the warm-up act for the KISS show in Finland’s capital Helsinki:
“We will warm up the stage for one of the all time greats — the myths, the legends, KISS! Just thinking about it fills us with electric excitement. Trust us when we say, we wish we could travel back in time and tell our younger selves. Don’t think they’d believe us. Here’s to the allmighty KISS — thank you for passing on the torch of rock n’ roll, thank you for paving the road for future generations to come. One last hurrah! See you in Helsinki Ice Hall”– Shiraz Lane
The show at the Helsinki Ice Hall is supposed to be KISS‘ last show in Finland. The concert was originally supposed to take place in the former Hartwall Arena (now Helsinki Halli) which hasn’t been in use since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, due to the owners of the arena – Russian oligarchs Gennady Timchenko and the brothers Arkady and Boris Romanovich Rotenberg – being on the EU sanctions list. Unlike some other concerts that were booked for the Hartwall Arena and either had to be cancelled altogether, changed the date or relocated to other cities, there were hardly any changes for the KISS concert. The date remains unchanged and the event even remains in Helsinki, just being moved some two kilometres to the Helsinki Ice Hall:
“KISS concert previously planned for Hartwall Arena (Helsinki Halli) has been moved to the Helsinki Ice Hall. Show date will remain the same: June 20, 2022. […] There are a very limited number of seats at the event, and we want to make sure you have still the opportunity to enjoy the show at the new venue as well. So, hold on to your ticket: Ticketmaster will automatically deliver new tickets to all ticket buyers by email during Spring 2022. Tickets purchased for the Hartwall Arena show will not be valid for the new venue. If you have not received your new ticket by May 31st, please contact Ticketmaster. You have the opportunity to return your tickets to their point of purchase (Ticketmaster) until April 12th, 2022.”– Live Nation Finland
Tickets, ticket refund forms and further information regarding the KISS show can be found here.