To celebrate his 50 years in rock (1966-2016), Gene Simmons – media mogul, entrepreneur, co-founder and front man of KISS, and one of the most recognised performers in the world – has announced the unprecedented release of GENE SIMMONS: THE VAULT EXPERIENCE in partnership with Rhino Entertainment.
GENE SIMMONS: THE VAULT EXPERIENCE commemorates and celebrates Simmons’ notorious five-decade journey as a rock icon, offering fans from around the world a limited-edition collectible ‘VAULT’, with contents that offer a unique look into The Demon’s colourful life. This limited edition box set, the largest ever released, includes 150 never-before-released songs, photos, stories and collectible items. Additionally, every VAULT will be personally delivered to each fan by Simmons himself.
GENE SIMMONS: THE VAULT EXPERIENCE begins with a personal delivery, by Simmons himself, of a numbered, limited-edition, 17” x 25” 38-pound VAULT, during Simmons’ VAULT World Tour set to take place January 2018 through December 2018.
Priced at USD $2,000 – each unique VAULT includes:
- 150 never-before-released tracks written and performed by Simmons, and featuring notable rock and roll artists, including members of KISS past and present
- Packaged in a massive 12” x 12” x 6” leather-bound commemorative book containing dozens of never-before-seen images of Simmons throughout his 50-year career
- These unreleased tracks are exclusive to THE VAULT and will not be available in other physical or digital configurations
- Limited-edition collectibles including a Gene Simmons non-makeup action figure and an In Gene We Trust oversized medallion
- A one-of-a-kind, hand-selected original piece of memorabilia from Gene’s personal collection
During the one-on-one meet and greets with the delivery of the VAULTs, Simmons will travel around the world, to a designated location to take photos and video with the fan and a guest, and sign autographs. In addition to the private meeting, fans will receive a VAULT Pre-Pack* and join a small group of other fans for Songs and Stories from The VAULT and a Q&A with Simmons.
Within a month of purchase, fans will also receive via mail a VAULT Pre-Pack featuring a USB including the first track Are You Ready, a signed golden ticket, exclusive t-shirt, and a laminate. Ordering by December 5 will ensure delivery of the VAULT Pre-Pack by December 23, just in time for holiday gift giving.
“Any artist can release a boxed set, and never really thank the fans for their support,” said Simmons. “I want to celebrate my 50th anniversary in rock WITH the fans, and I have had a blast putting something really special together for them. GENE SIMMONS: THE VAULT EXPERIENCE gives fans something truly unique that they can keep forever, and it gives me a chance to personally thank them for all of their support over the years.”
“What Gene and Rhino have put together with THE VAULT EXPERIENCE is truly unprecedented. We have taken the idea of a boxed set to a completely different level,” says Mark Pinkus, President of Rhino Entertainment. “As a card-carrying member of the KISS Army from a young age, I’m honoured to be working with Gene on such an exciting and innovative project. His fans are going to be absolutely blown away by THE VAULT EXPERIENCE.”
For the ultimate fan, an additional VAULT Experience is available:
The Home Experience** – USD $50,000
Launching December 2017, the Home Experience includes a personal delivery of THE VAULT to the fan’s home by Simmons himself; one of the first 300 limited-edition numbered VAULTs; two hours with Simmons at the fan’s home (or location of their choice) for a special event with up to 25 friends and family; photos, videos and autographs; an intimate Songs & Stories playback session and Q&A with Gene; and a VAULT Pre-Pack* for all guests in attendance.
*VAULT Pre-Pack includes signed golden ticket, exclusive t-shirt, USB with Are You Ready and a laminate. It will be shipped three to four weeks after purchase.
*Please note some scheduling and travel restrictions may apply.
For a complete schedule of all VAULT EXPERIENCES or to pre-order THE VAULT EXPERIENCES please visit GeneSimmonsVault.com.