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Helsinki Transforms Statues Into KISS Tribute

Helsinki, Finland, has given KISS a hero's welcomed ahead of its show there tonight.

City officials have placed masks depicting the four group members' individual looks on the iconic statues at the city's main railway station; Frontman Paul Stanley posed in front of the display and tweeted a photo with the message, "At the Helsinki train station. Size counts! Such an honour."

Paul Stanley on Twitter

AT THE HELSINKI TRAIN STATION! Size counts! Such an honor. Tomorrow night WE ROCK! @RollingStone @ClassicRockMag

KISS tours Europe through May 31 in London, a show that will help raise funds for the U.K.'s Teenage Cancer Trust. The group plays the Chicago Open Air festival on July 14 and has just three other U.S. shows scheduled for the year so far.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.