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Legendary Rock Icon Gene Simmons To Perform At The Trocadero Theatre On Friday, June 2 In Conjunction With Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

Production Joint Venture With Wizard World Touring Unit To Include ‘An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band’; VIP Meet and Greet Packages Available

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania -- April 3, 2017 -- Legendary bassist and rock icon Gene Simmons will perform “An Evening with Gene Simmons and his Band” at The Trocadero Theatre (1003 Arch St) in Philadelphia on Friday, June 2, as part of a partnership with Wizard World, Inc., (WIZD), the preeminent producer of Wizard World Comic Cons across North America, as announced today. Simmons will also appear at Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3, to greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct an interactive fan Q&A.

Tickets for the concert are available now at; doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket prices start at $38, and special meet and greet packages are also available.

The event will mark Simmons’ only East Coast date in 2017. The Trocadero event marks something of a homecoming, as he played there in 1992 as part of a club tour to promote the KISS album Revenge.

The concert is the third in a series as part of Wizard World’s new Touring Unit, which brings vibrant live entertainment to Wizard World shows, building on its initiative to create an atmosphere of a weekend festival at every Wizard World show.

“I’m excited to bring Rock & Roll back to Wizard World Comic Con in 2017,” said Simmons. “It will be great to meet fans and perform for them in Philadelphia.”

Simmons, who has been a big hit in his first Wizard World appearance last year in Richmond and performed in front of a sold-out crowd in Cleveland this month, is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and one of the world’s most recognized personalities. He co-founded KISS 42 years ago. KISS is America's #1 Gold Record Award Winning Group of all time, in all categories (RIAA). KISS has sold over 100 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is celebrating its 43rd year, and continues to sell out stadiums and arenas around the world, breaking box-office records set by Elvis and the Beatles. KISS was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame at the 2014 induction ceremony, and the band is recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for its pioneering work.

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia is set for June 1-4 at Pennsylvania Convention Center. Wizard World events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor. The famed Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia Costume Contest will take place on Saturday night.

For more on the 2017 Wizard World Comic Con series visit

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD):

Wizard World, Inc. ( produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A's, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (, a premium subscription-based monthly box service, SocialCon™ ( and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. The Wizard World 2017 schedule is available at:

Media Contacts:

For Wizard World: Jerry Milani, Wizard World, 646-883-5022,

For Wizard World Philadelphia:  Jim DeLorenzo, Jim DeLorenzo Public Relations, 215-266-5943,