Oshawa, Ontario Gets Snubbed For KISS Concert
Oshawa, Ontario won an online competition but found out they were snubbed for the prize of a KISS concert when the band's summer tour schedule was released making no reference of the small town. KISS launched an online competition in April 2009 for fans to help choose stops on the upcoming tour.
"No matter where the fans say — from stadiums to cornfields — if there are enough votes, KISS will be there!" the band said in a statement at the time.
Oshawa eventually emerged as KISS capital, but was missing from the fan-chosen concert venues list released Monday, while other cities it had beat in the competition — such as Toronto, Montreal, Saskatoon, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg — were included.
According to a statement from KISS management, "a few situations required locating shows in neighbouring market concert venues … to make sure that all regional fans get a chance to see KISS with the band's full stage production."
The statement also added that concert organizers "are currently planning something special for the city of Oshawa itself, so stay tuned for additional announcements." Sean Shane, a KISS superfan in Oshawa, retains hope that his idols will fulfill their promise.
What do you think? Is Oshawa worth a stop for the band even if they potentially won't have a big draw?