This show took place on June 6th in Antwerp, Belgium, and per the description associated with the video, the YouTuber wrote the following:
“Something screws up with the track Kiss are miming to on Detroit Rock City in Antwerp, Belgium on the End of the Dignity Tour. Result is the pyro fires too early and Paul is left with his pants down when his vocal plays without him pretending to sing it. ”
At one point during the video footage (which you can find below), as the band are performing their song “Detroit Rock City,” there is a brief moment where Paul Stanley is not near his microphone (but you can still hear his voice over the sound system). At one point you can see other band members nearing another microphone, but there is also another point where no members are near a microphone and vocals can still be heard.
You can find the footage of this Kiss performance below:
What are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think Kiss are guilty of lip syncing?
The use of backing tracks is something that is controversial to some. Back in April, SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk went off on a band for using backing tracks. He wrote a brief statement regarding the use of backing tracks overall, which you will find below.
“This is beyond words … everyone I guess just okay with this?! As I’ve said and have been saying this has become an epidemic that needs to stop . So bad it’s to the point this band doesn’t event attempt to fake their lip synching.. stunning. Imagine paying to see a band you love ‘live’ and it’s anything but. What’s the point? Imagine you are a band that puts the work in to be live, and others don’t, play to a computer , and fans talk about how great they sound.. pathetic. It’s the norm in pop, it’s gotta stop in rock. Bands, fans and promoters have to care that a live rock show is live or it will only get worse. Madness.”
The vocalist of the band that initially got Trunk’s attention did respond to accusations regarding use of backing tracks. To hear what he had to say, follow the link below.