War Machine is a full costume and make-up, musical tribute to 1970’s rock legends KISS. We feature all the energy, smoking guitars, fire breathing, and great music of the original band. Based out of Detroit Michigan, the band has been performing nationally for over 17 years. War Machine has performed all across America and Canada at Official KISS conventions and Expo’s.
Over the years, the band members have played live on stage with six of the ten original members of the KISS band lineup. We have been the opening act for over 58 National bands such as Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Rainbow, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and Dennis DeYoung of STYX. War Machine set several attendance records for clubs and festivals during the summers of 2012/13/14 seasons. The group finished out their 2014 summer by performing with coach Tom Izzo (dressed in a KISS costume) in front of 15,000 fans at the Michigan State University Breslin Center Arena. Video of the performance went viral and was seen nationwide on ESPN Sports, Huffington Post, USA Today, and College Sports Network.
The band enjoys performing at a wide variety of venues including hotels, casinos, Hard Rock Cafe, corporate and private events, comic book/memorabilia conventions, major league sports half time shows, & opening day celebrations. We perform indoors or outdoors. We have even performed at two ‘Kiss’ theme weddings. Yes! A bride and groom in full Kiss makeup! In the summertime we specialize in outdoor festivals.
War Machine is a unique tribute act that can advertise all four members sing and play their own instruments. Unlike our competitors, we do not perform to a backing soundtrack. The band is height proportionate to the real KISS, and three of us use our natural hair and do not have to wear a wig. The band also performs with authentic costume pieces purchased at rock memorabilia auctions, period correct guitars, drums and amplifiers.
Our typical show can be up to 2 1/2 hours in length and contains hit songs from the span of KISS’ 40 year career. The show features a giant KISS illuminated sign, light up staircases, smoking guitar solo, rocket launcher guitar, fire breathing, special effects with fake blood, drum solo and bass guitar solos. We can offer limited pyro technic effects for venues which can support it. The band is not only limited to performing KISS songs. We are often requested to perform classic rock music by artists who have toured/worked with KISS over the years. We also enjoy performing songs that the females in the audience can dance too, and are often rewarded with great crowd participation.
War Machine enjoys meeting their fans, and we are family and children friendly. We always do a ‘meet and greet’ and try to stay long enough so each and every person gets a photo with us in costume. We have FREE 11 x 17 posters and glow in the dark guitar picks for the children as well as adults (big kids) who would like to take something home to remember the show. Our shows DO NOT contain profanity.
War Machine can be seen on Nationally Syndicated Food Network ‘Man vs. Food’ cable TV show (Detroit Episode) and Retro Movie Channel ‘Wolfman Mac’s Horror Theatre’. War Machine has been featured in numerous newspaper, magazine, television and radio articles nationwide. Recently the band was featured in a full five minute spot on the morning show of Detroit’s Fox 2 TV news. The band was also commended as being one of the “Top Five Live acts in Detroit” 2014 by Metro Times Magazine. The band recently filmed a pilot for the A&E channel’s new show “Tribute Artist’s”, in hopes of getting picked up as a full on series.
2017 Wayne Rotary Concerts in Goudy Park Schedule
July 14th – Steve King and the Dittilies
Special Friday Night Show for Wayne Downtown Days
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS SHOWS
July 26 – Toppermost Beatles Tribute
August 2 – War Machine
The nations #1 Kiss tribute band
August 9 – Kung Fu Diesel
American Rock & Roll band
August 16 – The Magic Bus Tour
A musical trip back to the Woodstock era
August 23 – Your Generation in Concert
World’s Greatest tribute Band
August 30 – Dirty Deeds Extreme AC DC
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