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Kiss Debut New Costumes – Photos + Video

Kiss debuted new, updated versions of their trademark stage gear on two occasions yesterday (March 20); first at the press conference to announce their 2012 summer co-headlining tour with Motley Crue, and again when they performed two songs later that night on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

Now, it’s not like they’ll be wearing day-glo flowered suits, these are the “Gods of Thunder” we’re talking about after all. But if you compare the new outfits to the ones they’ve been wearing lately, you can see some notable differences. First off, Gene Simmons apparently killed a dinosaur and stuck its teeth on his arms and legs. He certainly looks even more monstrous now, which ties in nicely with the title of his band’s upcoming album.

His longtime bandmate Paul Stanley apparently went after smaller game on his hunt, and now proudly sports big black feathers atop what appear to be glammed-out football shoulder pads. Guitarist Tommy Thayer has added another layer of padded silver trim — almost like a top wing — to his “Spaceman” ensemble while drummer Eric Singer seems the least changed, merely dialing down the silver accents from his previous costume.

Unless another visit to the tailor is planned, fans can expect to see Kiss in their new Sunday best when the self-dubbed “the Tour” with Motley Crue kicks off July 20 in Bristow, Va. You can get a sneak peek of their new look in action with this clip of the band performing ‘Calling Dr. Love’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ last night.

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Watch Kiss Perform ‘Calling Dr. Love’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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