Rock Group Stops Touring, Goes Digital

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Recently, members of the American rock band Kiss completed their last concert and finished out their career. The performance series known as “The End of the Road” was conducted by the band and concluded at the renowned Madison Square Garden in New York City.Kiss Debuts Digital Avatars That Will Keep the Band 'Forever Young and  Forever Iconic' | Smart News| Smithsonian Magazine

KISS has a great time at their last show and then starts a “new era” of avatars.

The fact of the matter is, however, that Kiss fans will continue to be able to enjoy their performances for many years to come.


In 1973, the band was established. Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer, in addition to the company’s founders, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, are currently responsible for its operations. At the conclusion of the performance that took place on Saturday, the members of the band exited the stage and displayed computer-generated images of themselves. A rendition of the song “God Gave Rock and Roll to You” was carried out by the artificial avatars as they began their performance.


Following fifty years of Kiss, the band now has the aspiration of being remembered for all time.


Special effects company Industrial Light & Magic, which is owned by George Lucas, was responsible for the creation of the avatars. Pophouse Entertainment Group was another company that the company collaborated with. The organization was established by Bjorn Ulvaeus, who is a member of the Swedish musical group ABBA.


The “ABBA Voyage” performance, which took place in London, showcased the collaboration between the two companies. Audience members in that location were able to experience a full concert by the Swedish band, which was performed by electronic avatars.


Pophouse Entertainment is led by Per Sundin, who serves as the chief executive officer. According to him, the new technology enables Kiss to carry on with its history for “eternity more.”


According to him, the band was not there on stage for the performance that was computerized. He went on to say that Kiss could perform in three different cities on the same night, all of which are located on three different continents. You could use something in that way, if you so desired.

KISS romps through final concert, then debuts 'new era' of avatars


As part of the process of creating their electronic avatars, Kiss performed while wearing technology that tracked their movements. This piece of apparatus is referred to as motion capture suits.

Within the realm of the music industry, the practice of experimenting with this kind of technology has grown increasingly prevalent. Mark Tuan, a well-known figure in the world of Korean pop music, collaborated with Soul Machines in October to develop a digital representation of himself that they dub “Digital Mark.” Because of the technology, fans are able to have direct conversations with Digital Mark. Tuan is the first well-known individual to make a connection between their likeness and the GPT artificial intelligence technology developed by OpenAI.

The girl group known as Aespa is a K-pop group. In many of their performances, the band is accompanied by their electronic avatars. The band, which consists of only four members, is intended to be perceived as a group of eight.


In addition, the girl group known as Eternity is comprised completely of computer-generated performers. Nobody needs to be a human being.


“What they have done… has been amazing, but it’s not enough,” Paul Stanley, a performer for Kiss, said to the reporters following the performances. It is only fair that the band continue to exist because the band is more successful than we are.


“We can be forever young and forever iconic by taking us to places we’ve never dreamed of before,” kiss performer Gene Simmons remarked. “We can be forever young and forever iconic.” “The technology is going to allow Paul to jump higher than he has ever done before,” the speaker said.



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