Gene Simmons to Celebrate 50 Years of Rock With ‘The Vault Experience’
Gene Simmons will be celebrating his 50 years in rock in one of the most unique ways possible; he'll be personally hand delivering his upcoming box set The Vault to fans around the world!
The limited edition collection is being billed as "the largest box set of all time," with 150 never-before-released tracks, collectibles and a personal item from the KISS co-founder's personal archives.
Gene Simmons: The Vault Experience will be undertaken in partnership with Rhino Entertainment. It commemorates and celebrates Simmons’ notorious five-decade journey as a rock icon, offering fans around the world a limited-edition collectible Vault with contents that offer a unique look into The Demon’s colorful life.
The experience begins with a personal delivery of a numbered, limited-edition, 17” x 25” 38-pound Vault, during Simmons’ Vault World Tour set to take place Jan. 2018 through Dec. 2018. Priced at $2,000, each unique set includes the aforementioned 150 tracks written and performed by Simmons, and featuring notable rock and roll artists, including members of KISS past and present. A massive 12” x 12” x 6” leather-bound commemorative book that's part of the set also contains 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, an “In Gene We Trust” oversized medallion and a one-of-a-kind, hand-selected original piece of memorabilia from Gene’s personal collection will also be included.
During the one-on-one meet and greets with the delivery of the collections, 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 Dec. 5 will ensure delivery of the Vault pre-pack by Dec. 23, just in time for holiday gift giving.
“Any artist can release a boxed set, and never really thank the fans for their support,” says 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.”
For the ultimate fan, two additional Vault experiences are available.
At $25,000, "The Executive Producers Experience" kicks off in New York beginning this Friday (Sept. 15), and will be available in cities around the world until November. It's the quintessential experience for the devoted fan, plus a guest.
"The Executive Producers Experience" includes an initial Skype call with Simmons, a one-hour private studio preview with Simmons, offering the opportunity to listen to tracks before they are released, a distinguished Executive Producer credit on every Vault release, a photo, video and autograph opportunity with Gene. You'll receive one of the first 500 limited-edition numbered Vaults; and a Vault pre-pack.
Then there's "The Home Experience," clocking in at $50,000. Launching this December in the United States and in cities around the world, "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 versions of the collection and 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.
There will also be an opportunity for photos, videos and autographs, an intimate “Songs and Stories” playback session and Q&A with Gene; and a Vault pre-pack for all guests in attendance.
To pre-order any of the three Vault experiences, call 1-833-GSVault or visit the site for the collection here. Note that some scheduling and travel restrictions may apply for each of the experiences.
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